Ryan said this, and I have to agree, that this is like a childhood summer. Lazy and carefree and gentle ; all we have done is eat fresh, good food (with a new unhealthy (albeit sweet and darling) ritual, going down to Mr. Nuttys old fashioned ice cream parlor and getting a cone together - going through flavors, chocolate dream, chocolate chocolate chip, cherry pistachio, latte coco - and with our cones we walk down the parlor's street, we never go before 7PM so it is always twilight outside, thick swarms of lightning bugs, streetlamps coming to life, flowers springing through white fences - it takes the place of our thai ice tea dates in california. We keep a bucket of waterballoons filled up by the door so when one of us goes outside it ends in a sneak attack - I literally hid behind a small shack waiting on ryan to make a run to 711 for ten minutes and, then, in the heat of the attack, I missed him with all my balloons. Today we had a watergun fight and I'd say we both got pretty soaked except ryan kind of put me in a headlock and shot the gun directly against my cheek at one point, so maybe he won that one. We spent the fourth of july with his family at the beach and watched a really amazing show over the water & then laid on towels and watched the night sky for hours afterward as the boats all trudged in dark lines back inshore. Catching fireflies. Morning movies. More weekly library books.
Our little kitchen looks cuter everyday, over the weekend we got some red towels for it & ryan got me a strawberry cup to match from a barn sale ;_; I am working on a huge organic cotton grannysquare blanket. New shop cards on cardstock, some homemade teas I have been working on, crochet closed with mesh and lace. Sprouting beansprouts. Asparagus, kale and desert pears (So good on a sandwich yum).
Id have a hard time saying this summer could be any better.
I have restocked the constellation lockets in the shop