Tuesday, August 10, 2010

the summer so far...

the usual state-of-being during our indoor hours -- chaos meets mayhem on the table

Savannah and Jesse....she started lessons this spring after waiting patiently all winter. her current fave pony is Java -- that's his butt on the left. she loves it. she's a natural. 'nuff said. we're in the business of dreams, you see.

where we've spent most of our time this summer. stinking bloody horrible hot weather has sucked the joy out of most outdoor activities. except for this one.

during a humidity-break....backyard science.

sunflower marvelousness in auntie's garden


such busy days we've led. it's been horribly hot all summer -- the sweat is trickling down my face as i type this (i have this high-minded eco-aversion to air-conditioning -- i may be reconsidering after the summer we've had) so we've been mostly at the pool and at the pool. 

we've found some fun new games to play online and Savannah's reading skills have sky-rocketed to the point where she's fairly self-sufficient with instructions and clues.  Sebastian continues his pursuit of all things dramatic and has expanded his dialogue repertoire to include entire scenes (with multiple parts) from his favourite movies.

i've found my way back to writing -- pen moving across the page for now -- and B is finally pursuing his dream of being his own boss. losing his job mid-summer prodded him firmly in that direction. so we're riding the wave of financial uncertainty but have faith that it'll all turn out in the end. the money trickles in just as we need it and we're rediscovering the things that truly hold value.

life, as they say, is good.

but bring on autumn. i'm DONE with this heat.


  1. i feel you!!! the heat is intense this year. it puts me in a rather grumpy mood. interesting that we're sharing a few more things in common...loss of job...new pursuits, financial instability...but things still being good. :D

    love the horses. glad Savannah is getting this experience. we're hoping to get our girls into it soon. love the microscope!! and the sunflower!

    glad things are good...i'm pulling for autumn as well.


  2. Hi - thanks for dropping by. Hope you felt some of the cool north wind that has been blowing here today! I spoke to my sister in Ottawa yesterday and she could hardly talk because of the heat. Your aunt's sunflower is gorgeous. Best wishes for your future hopes and plans. xx


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