Ah, the weekend! On our schedule: a soccer practice, a soccer game, a haircut for Dean, grocery shopping, an appointment with the driveway guys who need to re-do the "job" they did for us last fall (a long, sad, story summed up by a staggering amount of money spent for a driveway that now floods our garage all winter), Dean's piano recital, and a retirement party for our Head of School. We also plan to pick up a few more plants to replace a portion of the garden destroyed by deer last winter and, theoretically, plant them. Figure in the hour+ of dog walking each day, meals, and whatever I'm forgetting (because I'm always forgetting something) and there you have it. And we only have one child! I cannot begin to fathom how families with more children manage.
But things will slow down. Soccer ends after next weekend. School gets out in two weeks. There will be a short break before summer piano lessons start. We sometimes wonder why we don't have people over more often -- we would like to entertain more. But then when we look at our lives in terms of the to-do list, it's clear that there isn't space to work in more. Ken's parents get frustrated with us because they have a hard time believing when we say, in response to their demands for family get-togethers, that we don't have a free weekend until the end of June. But it's true. And so for us that now means that we don't have a free weekend until July. But then, oh baby, we'll do our best to do as little as we can.
My projects are on hold at the moment. Friends from Ireland arrive the day after school gets out and we all head up to Maine for a week of salt air, sunshine, and lobster. This is an excellent use of our time. But in the meantime I'm cleaning the house and getting ready so the sewing and crafts things gather dust for a while.
Meanwhile, can you think of anything in nature (in New England) that begins with a 'k'? I've got my 'k' letter form photo done but am stumped by finding something that begins with 'k.' My brain is stuck on 'kangaroo' and they are rare in these parts.