picking raspberries and making jam (raspberry alone, with rhubarb, with Cointreau) and sauce (raspberry with chocolate liqueur—so good on ice cream).
loving Elizabeth's belly laughs
smiling at Kathleen making Elizabeth laugh
struggling with a 2 1/2 year old's tantrums
chipping away at weeding the garden
pretending I have the summer off (dreading my next piece of work coming in this week)
enjoying garden meals (even if they are from a friend's garden, not my own)
watching Elizabeth getting ready to crawl (may be a while yet, but she's practicing)
turning watering the garden (a chore I usually hate) into a mediation of sorts
waiting for the red dahlias to pop in Henry's garden
remembering having Henry out with us, oxygen tank in the bottom of the stroller, while we worked in the garden
eating drippy homemade popsicles outside
sorting and cleaning and starting projects and making messes
staying up too late to enjoy the quiet.
What have you been up to these days?