It rained today. Nearly an inch which is nothing short of miraculous considering the time of year. After some splashing outside we came in for some indoor play and work. Bea and I had our special time. 15 minutes of me doing whatever the hell she wants me to do. Usually, it's just yell and scream around the house. Today, it was tickling and more tickling. After that, I vacummed and mopped the floor. Bea played in her bedroom for a little bit then migrated to the screen porch. Lately, she doesn't go outside to play without an adult. Which is a very odd new thing...There was lunch and then stories. And after that, I cleaned (get this) the bottom kitchen cabinets. This job was a big item on my summer to do list, so I am really happy to scratch it off. If the cabinets get cleaned once a year, I'm pleased. I think some had not been cleaned since we moved in nearly three years ago. Now, to feel really proud, I need to commit to cleaning the top portions. Thank goodness my kitchen is small! I don't know how I would keep up a bigger house.
Besides all the house cleaning I accomplished today, lavender blooms were picked and brought in. I'm so proud to say that out of my 30 something lavender plants, many are blooming this year!! Hooray! The dream is coming true.
There is so much work to be done over the summer. It's always a struggle for me to put aside the many things I'd like to accomplish and just go with the flow. Play. Hang out. Do nothing. Sit on the porch. Sip ice tea.