last time i wrote school had just ended and summer was officially here. deep heavnly sigh. take me back to that day, i want to do it all over again!
and now summer is packing up all her belongings, while fall stands by the doorway, tapping her foot impatiently. i love the changing of the seasons, but i hate to see summer go, it breaks my heart every single time she leaves. what a grand summer this was...
there was very little time spent in my studio this summer, as i wanted it to be. and yet it was a full summer, which made it fly by even faster... with soccer camp, my bff from high school's wedding, a visit back home to Pennsylvania, visits from dear friends, art camp, lots of cooking/baking, hours of playing, and running... lots and lots of running.
what there wasn't much of was being online and i must say, i really needed that this summer. of course i still checked in here and there, but a lot less than ever before.
back to this running thing, when i say running, i mean the kind of running where you sweat, pant, and maybe even swear a little under your breath while doing it. not the running from this to that kind of running, although i guess we did that, too.
i find it rather amusing that i am writing this - i took up running over the summer. never. ever. ever. would i have guessed that this would be something i would or could do in my whole life. when my friends would ask me to run with them i would always smirk and adamantly say... "i am not a runner"! and now... now what can i say? i give myself full permission to just go with it, permission to change my mind, permission to be whatever it is i want to be, and for now... crazy as it sounds, i am a runner - of sorts. ;)
how important i am finding it to be that we MUST give ourselves permission to change course or accept new ways to thinking/doing when they present themselves. it wasn't like i planned this anyhow, my daughter and a few of her friends all signed up together for the women's 4 miler race. so i signed up, too.. wanting to be there with her. i figured i could walk it, if not run a little, ha. training started in May and so, i joined in. four months later i am very proud to say i ran the whole 4 miles in 35 minutes! not bad for someone that is not a runner?! ;)
forever more, when i hear this song, i will always think of the nights spent at the track, lapping around and around and around and around... trying to get somewhere.
race day love! <3
as i reflect back on this summer i think it was pretty monumental in a lot of ways...
my daughter turned ten.
a whole decade already. i cannot even get a grasp on this idea that my children are growing up as quickly as they are.
we spent a long weekend in one of my favorite places... nyc.
our little ruby girl is growing, growing, growing...
soon to be a cat - not a kitten.
my girl went to her very first concert. American Idol... where she got to meet almost the entire group of performers, including Casey, her favorite. he even patted her on the head, which caused her to burst into happy tears... oh to be young and star-struck.
and here we are...back to school already. counting down until summer vacation.
i have been showing up at my easel, watching what unfolds!
and so that's the news around here.
hope all is well in your world!
thanks so much for stopping by! have a wonderful weekend!
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