In mind and body, this summer has been packed with places to go and things to do. I feel as if I’ve been all over the place the past eight or nine weeks. In other words…everywhere.
Vacation, meet-ups with friends, appointments, keeping a kitten occupied, a music festival, watering flowers, walking at night with the neighbors, and volunteering for a week-long arts camp for kids through the church I attend. In between laundry, house cleaning, grocery shopping, etc.
I’m not complaining as summer has been all that it could be. It’s a bit tiring at times, but the joys of it all, along with a few afternoon naps, make it worthwhile.
I’m not going to go into much detail other than to say that Hoshi and Gibbs are doing better together (most of the time); biking buddy and I got our fill of indie music last weekend; the kids at Arts Camp are artistic, fun and don’t always listen to direction (naturally, they are kids); Natasha and I manage to stay connected with adult refreshment and a night at the theater; lunch with old friends fills the stomach and soul; and I try my best to keep up with two cats, PT, physical training, and staying upright.
Oh, and management at our apartment complex is redoing the entire parking lot, which means I can’t always park in my garage, the lot is a mess, and the asphalt company is taking way too long to finish.
So, I’ll leave you with a few photos and you can commiserate in the comments section until I decide to get out of bed Saturday morning, have a cup of caffeine and join the blogging community. This weekend will be one of rest and perhaps staying in one place for as long as possible.
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29 responses to SoCS: All Over the Place
You have had one busy, fun, summer, lady! I think you deserve a weekend off. I do a fair amount of volunteering, but I don’t do kids. LOL Hope the rest of the summer is as fun as the middle part. 🙂
Ha! I can understand why you don’t do kids. They can be tiring just watching them! I have another somewhat busy week coming up, but there will be no children, only personal appointments, a trip to the vet with Hoshi and adult refreshment with a friend. No naps needed for that…unless too much adult refreshment! 😉
Enjoy your well deserved break 🙂
Thanks Willow! It’s a gray, rainy Saturday here, so perfect to rest, relax and perhaps not comb my hair.
Good for you 💜💜💜
It’s seems you’re having a very good and busy time.
It has been good and wonderfull, Sadje, but I’m ready for a break and time off from the busyness. It’s keeping me from writing or reading much, and I’m starting to miss the regularity of blogging.
Blogging is our connection with our blogging family so it’s important too.
Despite your all over the place summer it sounds and looks like it’s been a good one. BUT I take your point, too much scattered can wear out a person.
That is exactly why, Ally, I think I may not get out of my PJ’s today. It’s a good day to write, watch a little Star Trek and play with the tiny terror that now resides in my home. It’s too bad, though, I don’t have a personal chef as that would make the laid-back day complete. 😉
You’ve had a busy summer!
Yes, I have John. I only hope it doesn’t make for a boring winter!
Sounds like a busy, but fun summer, Mary. The kitties are adorable!! Look at Gibbs with his paw over his little sister–that is the sweetest!
That paw has whapped her a few times too, Lois. Not so sweet then, but I’m hoping that over time (when the crazy kitten stuff wanes), the swatting will become less and the companionship will increase.
haha! Gibbs puts on a good show with that paw!
The kitties look very sweet. You have been busy.
The kitties are sweet when they sleep together, but Hoshi keeps me busy when awake…when I’m not off doing something else.
Hoshi is a cute name.
I love seeing Gibbs and Hoshi sleeping together. The art camp sounds like fun – especially since it’s just one week. They should have one for adults.
I agree about adult art camp. I want to paint, decorate (and eat) a cake and play games!
Happy relaxing to you. I love the photo with Gibbs’ paw on Hoshi – “Just take a nap, please!”
LOL, Gibbs is probably thinking that more often than not. Meanwhile, the gray, rainy weather has given me an opportunity to do a whole lot of nothing, which I definitely needed!
Sounds like a purrrrfect weekend. It has been gray here too – it’s made for a good weekend to take things at a slower pace. Enjoy and keep smiling at those adorable furry friends!
It looks like you’re having a great summer, Mary. And how beautiful are the photographs of Gibbs and Hoshi keeping each other company…
It’s been a good summer, Herman, but I’m ready to have a few more days at home with the “kids,” watching them grow on each other. I think Gibbs is doing really well with the transition.
I am glad your busy summer is filled with good stuff, Mary. Gibbs and Hoshi look like they get along pretty well – those photos are adorable. I hope you (had) a nice weekend.
Gibbs is accepting Hoshi, for the most part. He still gets annoyed when she is in crazy Klingon mode, trying to attack him, but that will subside as she gets older…I hope.
She’ll calm down at some point.