June 18




It’s nearly the summer solstice, and as usual I’m grumpy and underslept.  It’s just the way it usually is for me this time of year . . . yes, the flowers are beautiful, the peas fresh from the garden are delicious, and our pond is nearly finished.  It’s amazing, but this is usually a hard time of year for me.  I don’t seem to be built for any sort of heat, and my brain doesn’t work terribly well above 70 degrees.  I forget things – words, appointments, bills.  Which is really annoying.  And with all the bright light, the children seem to think bedtime is a joke, except it’s no joke to the grown ups who need time to ourselves that doesn’t start at midnight.  (Yes, I have dark blinds in their bedroom which helps a bit.)

(Oh yes, I finished Ella’s Rapunzel hat – a lovely knit, and she’s completely uninterested, just like the sweater I made her.  I’m about to give up entirely on knitting for her.  Grrr.)

Well, that’s my grumpy post of the summer.  And a big thanks to my Jojo, who reminds me to keep it real.

5 Responses to “June 18”

  1. 1
    Emily D

    Thank you for keeping it real. {Virtual hug} I hope it gets better after solstice.

  2. 2

    Thanks Emily! :)

  3. 3

    I love these pics. The hat is just too cute!

  4. 4
    Kimberlie Ott

    What a beautifully honest post. I read this after sitting on the deck looking at the gorgeous flowers in their pots and completely exhausted from a really long week. I also don’t do so well in the heat. It made me smile to see the look on your daughter’s face in that pic, you can just about read her mind. Knit something just for you , something wonderful and a bit luxurious (maybe mohair?) It goes that way some days…………..thank you , thank you for “keeping it real” I love this blog for that!

  5. 5

    Thanks so much Kimberlie!

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