Summer Journey

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I told her that her boy was coming!

All ┬áis as it should be. That vacancy at the end of last summer is filled with smiles and hugs and “Can we go to the lake?” I have a smile also, a deep full-bodied smile. Every cell is smiling because the young ones are back in their rooms, back at the dinner table, back on the sofa in the morning with the cat purring on their laps. They are requesting their favorite food, playing their music, hugging the dogs, and laughing at their own jokes. We begin this journey through the hot summer days together with a cool sense of rightness. Yay us!

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Kidney Arrival

My life will change today. I will wake up on these summer mornings with renewed purpose, and I will wonder where will I find time to attend to all those small tasks that keep a home and a life moving along. Because we’re going to the lake today, and we’re going to make art, and fresh lemonade, and a fairy house in the garden. Today. As I am a woman who enjoys puttering, and taking care of things, I also am a woman who loves to take long walks together just to see what we can see; to sit at the library engrossed in a book and lose track of time. We like to make up recipes, teach the dog a new trick, and show for new art supplies. We three have a whole new summer to explore, right now!

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