…I’m under deadline, buried in paperwork, behind on chores, and, oh yeah…I’m spending hours at the end of a hose these days. I’m sure it’s bad form to complain about the heat after complaining so loudly about the cold - but really? 60* and raining on the 4th of July…97* and sweltering sun 4 days later??!!? Poor Seattle… poor garden… poor hot stuffy house… cranky me.
I can’t blame the heat for my blogging absence… and truth be told, I really can’t pin it on the deadlines, paperwork or undone chores either. However packed the agenda, these are the longest days of the year. Sometimes there’s just more to get done than there are hours in the day. Please forgive my 6 week interlude between posts.
My friend Willi over at Diggin Food, who is also working on a Project with a big ‘ole capitol “P”, has characterized this summer as “crawling under a rock called work”. Yep; that pretty much sums up life for me as well. Some years are just like that. Wet, cold spring, languishing plants, blasting heat, and a world class crop of first snails, and now mosquitoes! Life happens; the ride is bumpy, wear a seat belt.
Bent but not broken, I’m digging in and digging deeper. We’re all doing our best and getting through some challenging times. Loved ones die, hearts are broken; jobs lost and security threatened. Friends and family are dealing with real crisis and loss. Busy doesn’t have to mean isolated. Silence doesn’t always mean absence. We’re all doing the work and walking the walk trying to be good humans.
If this is a tough time in your household, or the household of someone you love, I hope you’ll join me on the “virtual deck” tonight in the declining dusk of the day. Bring a glass of cool wine and savor the balmy warmth of summer (FINALLY!) Soak up the beauty and light a candle against the night.
But don’t forget the bug spray!!! Mosquitoes are KILLER this year!!!