I'm not so sure why "lazy" is used to describe summer days. I feel so very full right now, gardening, harvesting, canning, knitting, spinning, beaching, parenting...Oh, I'm not complaining ~ far from it! I love the busy-ness of family life...it keeps this Virgo on her course. I tend to flounder with no projects in sight, though that hasn't been in a long, long time.
I put my spinning aside for a few weeks nursing a raging infection in my fingertip. After a month, six doctors, seven appointments, 3 rounds of antibiotics (hello, yogurt!), and medical leave from dish duty...it still persists. Oh, so discouraging! I'm sure it's due to the stress of the last year and a half, combined with an average of four and a half hours of sleep a night.
But nevermind, that! What I'm taking forever to say, is that I picked up my spinning again and lo and behold, I am really starting to get it! So exciting! Inspired, we went on an excursion to wildcraft some plants to dye the yarn...the beginning of many such adventures. (I'll post more photos of the outcome later).
Of course, summer evenings are filled with homeschool prep ~ I love it! While other things get neglected (like blogland and finishing the garlic braids), I am happily painting alphabet cards. And enjoying random summer bouquets.
How are you keeping yourselves busy right now?