Are you doing anything differently since it’s summer?
We are. I know that just because the calendar turns a page and the sun shines strong doesn’t mean everyone gets time off from work. That stinks. I think an eight week mandatory paid vacation should exist for all non-essential jobs. Or maybe only the winter lovers can work during the weeks of July and August…don’t you think that would be a great idea?
I’m loving summer and we are doing things differently here on The Fringe. We’re starting our days early in the morning. Normally I would whine and fuss at my alarm clock, but I’ve actually been disengaging myself from my pillow with a fair amount of ease. I’ve not even complained about very frizzy hair, extraordinarily high humidity, or an abundance of allergens in the air. I’m just glad it’s not snowing!
We’ve also been pretty lax with our kids. Do we even have bedtimes anymore? I don’t think so, but summer is only eight short weeks, so who cares about bedtimes. We simply don’t have time for them. We’re too busy splashing in the pool, taking swim lessons, playing tennis (think running after all the balls my daughter misses), and taking in a ball game or three.
Life is pretty great.
I even ate a S’mores tonight without guilt. I figure when I’m dead, no-one will remember the summer S’mores I shouldn’t have eaten in 2011. Life can really be that simple. Sometimes.
Other little changes in our routine include making easy-peasy meals and leaving the house slightly askew. My motto this summer is forget the to-do and remember the to-be.
Ya, I totally just made that up, but it sounded kinda cool, didn’t it? I think I’ll try to remember it.
And let me be completely honest with you – I’m a little annoyed that Back-to-School items are already being pushed on us. For Pete’s sake, we just finished school!
I feel better now.
In keeping with summer theme of lazy indulgence, I stumbled across a great new website. Just when I thought I mastered wasting time, I found a whole new world of girly inspiration.
It’s called Pinterest.
Are you on it? Have you heard about it?
Basically you make idea boards from thousands of lovely pictures. If I could have figured out how to cut and paste one on my blog, I totally would have, but you’ll have to settle for a few photos in collage.
This is only a sampling of what I’ve saved to my ‘Home Decor’ board. I love those brightly painted chairs and don’t even get me started on the white sofa and pillows.
This isn’t about I wish I had or I want to get, it’s really just about gathering pretty. Isn’t that what we girls like to do?
Anyway, here’s my link. If you’re on Pinterest, follow me, so I can follow back.
Because look at this lamp…
Are you in love with it as much as I am?