Saturday, June 2, 2012

things for which I'm full of gratitude and anticipation



Fourth grade field trip to a Buddhist monastery this past week - part of their study of world religions.

We’re down to the wire - two more weeks of school. I've spent considerable time and energy this past week plotting out our summer; reviewing and adjusting and making more plans. Making lists for our travels - what will we need to bring? Who will watch the cats? What appointments need to be rescheduled? Looking for a chess camp - a last minute request of Cal's. He who never wants to go to any camp, now asking for one. I suspect it has something to do with his being in first place in the school’s chess club tournament. There will be houseguests and swim lessons and camping. Homemade popsicles and iced coffee. Tomatoes! A wedding! Visiting friends. The promise of fireflies in those weeks on the other side of the rocky mountains. I look forward to being too hot, and wearing my sundresses once again. Sitting outside until the sun goes down, then sitting some more. Our lives, until September 5, when it will all come to a screeching halt and the fall rhythm will start all over again. I can hardly wait.

7 comments:

Karin - The F Girl said...

That sounds like a wonderful summer! We will have to wait 6 more weeks until summer holidays start around here. It feels so weird. I am all in vacation mood already. :)

Have a lovely Sunday!

Chai Ling said...

It is good to hear about your summer plan. We all have plans everywhere we are. I will be getting my new house soon (after 3 years of long wait! It's a build-to-order project) and it's all about planning, painting, purchasing stuff for the new house this summer :)

a good summer to you and family.

Debbie said...

Summer - the slam of a screen door and the high-pitched tinkle of glass wind chimes at my grandmother's house. I still catch fireflies (and let them go) each summer - even though my youngest is fourteen. Enjoy every moment of your upcoming summer - sounds as though it will be memorable!

likeschocolate said...

Happy Summer! Love that your school has so many wonderful field trips for the children. What a fantastic opportunity.

KPiep said...

I decided to do the same type of planning, and already our summer is the best we've ever had!

Sammi said...

I love how long American summer holidays are! It sounds like a lovely summer has already been mapped out for you :)

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Your plans look wonderful. I too look forward to those tomatoes. We've transitioned a little early here and, oh my, a fabulous beginning.