We all know the last two summers were long and awful. Downright painful. Full of emergency rooms, death, illness, issues, worry, sadness, and pain. This summer so far, knock on wood or whatever you do to ward off bad things, has been sublime. Kids have their usual issues. No more than normal and Ryan, for him, has been superbly behaved. Sure we need to figure out how to feed Aaron more and Ryan is going to be starting a ton of therapy next week but it’s all normal stuff for us.
Now we are on staycation, meaning we are ALL not working till Thursday. Yesterday we got all the chores out of the way We did all the prep for dinner this morning and we are grilling chicken with our garden basil, soy sauce, garlic, and lime with grilled veggies and orange rice. (If you ask for the recipe I will share, super easy, super yummy) We then spent most of the day at the pool all together, my dear husband is in the kitchen trying his hand at fancy drinks, the kids who played outside all day are watching a movie they rediscovered. Life is good. Life is busy but bearable.
I sit here and hope I get no curve balls this summer. That I get to go to Blog Her 12 in New York City in August for bonding with old friends and new. That I can this year walk away having learned something from Blog Her not gotten through the day without crying clinging to my friend Cecily who has always for me, been a source of comfort. I would love to feel confidant and explore the conference instead of following my friends in a grief filled haze.
This summer if it can stay EXACTLY the way it is right now will be amazing. I really need to stop gripping so tightly that something may kick off at any moment.