Summertime and the Living is Easy

It’s been a good month. I’ve been relaxing – the messy house can just wait until later – because my kids are here. Kat arrived the end of June
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with Gep coming in two weeks later. I fumbled when he arrived and did not get the traditional “arrival” photo. We have spent our time being lazy, enjoying one another’s company. Gep strumming on his guitar, providing a wonderful, peaceful background sound, while Kat works on her projects.
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And I play with my alcohol inks, completing the class assignments – some with more success than others – but oh, the distance to go to become proficient.
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There is one I was happy enough with that I framed it.
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There are more classes, and I will soon be signing up for the August level 2 session.

Inside, we avoid listening to the news. Reading headlines is more than enough, most often. I need to know what’s going on in the world, despite the fact that it dismays me more often than not, but I do not need to immerse myself in it. We enjoy our coffee in the morning, while the furry girls lie quietly near us. They are rarely far from their people.
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Evenings, we have been binging on Amazon videos – most often Orphan Black, a BBC America series – because I have “cut the cable”, no more DirecTV, streaming only. We have enjoyed a glass, or two, of wine during our lazy evenings
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Outside, things bloom
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And nature provides us with bright displays to draw the days to a close.
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My life right now overflows with enough.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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15 Responses to Summertime and the Living is Easy

  1. suzicate says:

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the alcohol inks…your projects look great! Your summers sound wonderful leisurely enjoying life with your children, aah, bliss…

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Your life seems perfect for you right now. We’ve don’t have cable TV anymore either. We do have net flicks and apple. šŸ˜€ Works wonderful.

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  3. loisajay says:

    What a beautifully relaxing post, Carol. Enjoy life, my friend. It looks wonderful.

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  4. It is nice to hear how relaxing and laid back this stretch of time is for you! I love the floral seem to have a natural talent for this medium.
    Keep enjoying your summer!

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  5. Heather says:

    I think if I make it to your area, I’m going to need directions to your deck. I’ll bring water, you have wine, and we can sit and not watch cable and not talk about the news that we are aware of. I think that could be marvelous. I’m glad you’re having a peaceful, easy time with your kids šŸ™‚

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  6. dawnkinster says:

    If Heather’s going out…then so am I! šŸ™‚ I’m so happy for you, that you have this time with your kids. And the ink art? They are all stunning. I love that second one for some reason, love all of them actually.

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  7. leendadll says:

    i really like the 2nd painting!
    how can your kids be adults when it’s clear you’re only 21?!?!

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  8. Everyone looks so Zen-like: serene, peaceful, and calm. It doesn’t get much better than that! šŸ™‚

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  9. Beautiful sunset pictures. I love your alcohol inks.

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  10. It sounds like the perfect, relaxing, family time.


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