The frantic pace begun at the end of May has consumed two entire months. Living in a state of urgency for extended periods of time is unhealthy for both mind and body. So, even though my head is still spinning from all the activity of the last eight weeks and my “to-do” list is still bursting at the seams, I’m making a conscious effort to slow the pace a bit. During this frenzy, I didn’t realize how homesick for a keyboard my fingers had become. Not that they’ve been idle, mind you. But stroking a keyboard is a much gentler creative outlet than pounding a hammer!
Before spring’s graduations, gardening, and beekeeping deadlines could be crossed off my list, my daughter and granddaughters moved in, creating a whole new list of urgent projects to be completed. During the remodel of the girls’ bedroom, we discovered a low spot in the roof that had collected rainwater and caused structural damage we couldn’t ignore.
After the new roof and structural repairs, we started working on loft beds for the girls. Just as the sawdust and lumber were cleared from the bedroom, my older granddaughter’s cat delivered a litter of kittens that needed new homes. She excitedly swapped one of the kittens for an Angora bunny who loves to kick the bedding out of her cage so that it could be tracked all over the house. Needless to say, “Build Rabbit Hutch” quickly moved to the top of my list!
The only break in activity came during a visit with my younger daughter in Nebraska during the week of the fourth. I was grateful to be able to relax and refocus during that brief hiatus. But I haven’t flown in years, so the “airport adventures” were a wee bit stressful.
So……. I’m taking a slow, deep breath and promising to update all my wild projects and adventures at WildGardenBurbstead.com soon!