summer days (soLs)
This is one of my favorite quotes. Today I need to get it out and dust it off and remember perfectly useless afternoons are an important part of summer too. Our summer is buzzing. Between the five of us, someone is always doing something: golfing, swimming, softball, biking, dancing, video gaming, writing, reading, swinging, photographing, building train systems, cooking, giggling, performing plays, going here, coming from there. It is constant motion. Then last week we added another member to our family. We welcomed Karianne from Norway, an exchange student we are hosting for the upcoming school year. So now we are adding shopping and soccer and (more) late night conversations to the mix.
All of this is very very good. But so are useless afternoons, which is what we are planning for today (at least until we leave to pick up Stephanie from camp). So today we will make chocolate chip cookies and eat too many, watch too much tv, play too many board games, read too many books, and even curl up for naps. Living is more than doing, sometimes it’s in the useless moments where the treasures lurk.