Tin is learning what all the animals say and the best is when he says shzzzshzzzzshzzzz, what a bee says. Well we have been busy bees. I barely touched down from traveling when my family arrived from out of town and one event bled into the other. While it’s great seeing everyone, the weekend went by in a blur between breakfast here, lunch there, see you here, catch up there. Friends’ invitations dropping by the wayside – can you have dinner on Sunday? can you stop by for a visit? what are you up to? – ha! we’ve been busy as bees and chill out time never materialized. About 2 this afternoon, I gave into the entire household and took a nap myself. I was toast, done, overdone, stick a fork in me.
But along the way, this morning when my brother came by for breakfast, Tin got his drumsticks and drum and showed just why he should be on YouTube as little drummer boy. My friend in California sent me a robin’s egg blue Wonder Woman mug that I’ve been drinking my tea out of for the past two mornings. We’ve eaten jambalaya, risotto milanese, and summer ripe peaches with cream. My neighbor brought over a mango daiquiri and a watermelon daiquiri in the pouring rain today, and I brought them hot risotto with mushrooms and asparagus. We’ve watched two episodes of the Wire and are hooked even though it’s a weird show where sometimes the acting and dialogue seem so stilted and sometimes it flows perfectly (weird directing is all I can think or editing, not sure). I took a walk in the rain with a good friend.
All in all, it’s the shotgun approach to life – do all you can do, be all you can be, and then take a nap.