Life lately has been up and down, good and bad, exciting and a little scary. Summer is coming to an end and although it is not my favorite season I will be sad to see it go because for some reason I feel like I am more relaxed and happy during the summer. Maybe its the time at the beach and the bbq’s or maybe its because winter is gray and depressing so the summer sun rejuvenates me? Or maybe it is because without fail if the sun is out I at 4:30-5:00 I am on my front porch with a book relaxing. Sometimes I just sit there and soak of the sun and sometimes I read. Typically in the Fall and Winter although I relax and read by the fire I always feel as if there is something waiting to get done and its just not as relaxing.
I have been a little sad the last few weeks because my best friend found out her dad has cancer and he is terminal. The last three weeks she has been spending every moment with her dad as he makes his way home to the Lord. I cry every time I speak to her or get a text because she is far away and I just wish I could be there to hug her, or hold her hand and help her or just sit and let her cry as she has done for me in the past. When we do talk we talk about how wonderful her dad is and how blessed her family has been to have him for 97 years as he has been healthy and happy the entire time. I hope that I am blessed to have my parents live to be at least 97.
My good friend, who was also my neighbor for the last three years, moved back to Spain a couple of weeks ago. I miss her laugh, her spirit, her tenacity at learning English and I miss her every morning when I go to hot yoga as she was my partner and my cheerleader and I hers. I cannot wait until we meet again in Spain in the Spring.
I am excited and a little scared because we are contemplating moving and have gone to look at houses but haven’t found the perfect one just yet. Although I am excited because I will be living closer to family, I am a little scared because I love my life here and I do not do change well in my old age. Not to mention I hate packing.
For now I am going to enjoy my time here, and try to live in the moment.
That’s what going on here, what has been happening in your neck of the woods? I hope that whatever it is you are savoring the warmth of the sun and the waining days of summer.
Lately I have been:
Sipping my coco from these mugs from Anthropologie.
Dreaming of my first pumpkin bread in this cute Fall pan from Williams Sonoma.
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