Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bend and stretch








I've barely done a thing since last week. Just hanging out around the house, tending to my plants, watching the sunsets. I've been eating a lot of fruit - I can't resist it now that all the summer fruits are available. I think I've had ten pounds of strawberries so far. I've been reading a lot. I've slept about nine hours every night. Now that I've spent almost a week in full flop-mode, recovering from those last few weeks of school which very nearly did me in, it's time to make some plans.

Things I'm looking forward to this summer break:

- Blogging: I think I'll write "summer, this week" posts again, like I did last summer, because it helped the time pass.

- Crochet: I want to make good progress on my Maybelle squares. I could have them all done by September if I put my mind to it, but I don't want to rush.

- Other projects: I haven't done any needlework in about six months, so I'd like to start something new. I have some other crochet ideas too, including a bag.

- Reading: I've done my summer library book-requesting. Most of the books have many holds, so it takes all summer to get them, but they trickle in and there's always something to read.

- Mental health: I'm going to try really hard not to let the weather get to me.

- House stuff: I want to do some redecorating in the LB's room. I haven't done any since he was seven or eight, and he's nearly 12 now. I'm looking for ideas that can take a boy's room into the teen years.

- I also want a new art poster for my kitchen.

- Summer food: I'm going to make ice cream more often this summer. I want to try at least two kinds I've never made: chocolate and peach. Maybe mint-chip too. And popsicles and smoothie pops. I need more cold, fruity food in my life.

- And summer drinks! Cheers to summer.

19 comments:

  1. Hello, those are great things to look forward to. Happy new month and best wishes!

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  2. Hi Jennifer! I'm glad you rested! You needed it!
    So many yummy fruits!

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  3. Cheers to summer, indeed! Sounds like you have some good things planned. And how lucky are you to be getting 9 hours of sleep at night?! I bet that feels great.

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  4. beautiful moments captured!
    and you do have a list that will keep you very busy - I cant wait to see what you do with it all.
    cheers darling - those do look delicious, are they virgin.. cause I am still nursing... never mind - ill have one regardless :D

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  5. Hooray for summer! Your chicken pics reminded me that I thought of you the other night. I was watching America's got Talent. One of the talents was a chicken. It actually played God bless America on a little keyboard! It was pretty amazing. I think you better start training your chickens. :)

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  6. What a wonderful set of plans for the summer! I'm glad you got lots of rest and are ready to tackle all of the fun that summer brings.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  7. I am dreaming of making icecream too - apricot with amaretto, damsons with sloe gin, and rosewater mixed with pistachios - enjoy your summer with the family.

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  8. Your summer sounds wonderful. I also need more cold fruity food in my life - I made frozen strawberry yoghurt with blended fresh strawberries, natural yoghurt and honey last week and it was delicious. Chocolate and peach sounds lovely too. Enjoy! x

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  9. It sounds like you have some great summer plans, Jennifer. Enjoy yourself! :o)

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  10. Your summer plans sound lovely. I'm glad you've had a nice relaxing week to recover from the rigours of the end of term. It's been ridiculously manic here, I could do with a bit of a rest as well I think. Homemade ice-cream is a wonderful thing isn't it. I made some peach ice-cream a couple of years ago, it was scrumptious. A Ben & Jerry's recipe I think - I have their ice-cream book. And somewhere I have a really easy recipe for delicious chocolate ice-cream. Let me know if you'd like me to look them out for you. Strawberries are just ripening here, hurray. Hope you have a good weekend. CJ xx

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  11. Beautiful photo's, I'm glad that you have had some time to rest and recharge, your plans for Summer sound great. Have a great weekend. :) x

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  12. Sounds like a wonderful summer with lots of lovely things to look forward to. It sounds like you needed some time to recover from the end of the school term, I am actually quite relieved I don't have those worries anymore. Take care.

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  13. Summer is about chilling out. Relax and enjoy it. It won't last forever.

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  14. Some of us are headed to the other side of Mt. Hood πŸ—» for a week of camping, leaving tomorrow. I am looking forward to being outside and I hope we see eagles πŸ¦…again this year. It is wonderful you are getting rested as you gear up for your summer routine. We had a great time with friends who were visiting us for a week from CA, and I have been getting a bit more rest recovering from the fun we had. Wishing you a happy week! xxπŸ“πŸ¦πŸ“šπŸΉπŸ“✂️

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  15. Always good to have some plans, and that is a very good Summer list. I remember how I loved it when the kids finished school for the long Summer break, a great sense of relief and relaxation. Looking forward to your Summer posts, and to see what needlework you are doing next.

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  16. Happy summer Jennifer! Your plans sound lovely and I look forward to reading all about your happy times. xx

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  17. those are so nice, these plans to look forward to! I hope you have a peaceful weekend! God bless you!

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  18. Cheers to your summer and good luck with all your plans. It's so good to have some 'flop' time after a hectic end of term x

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  19. Ah, a lovely post. You sound rested and chilled. I already have a to-do list going for our six week holiday! Lots to look forward to. X

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