Last week I read "The Peach Keeper" by Sarah Addison Allen. This was the second book by this author that I read and enjoyed, but I have to say, the books are different. Very fanciful. I'm not sure they would be right for everyone, but I liked them. At any rate, there's a passage in the book where one character comments to another that his home is very large for one person, and the response was something to the effect that you have to leave space in your life, so good things can enter. I like that idea. Makes me feel less wasteful about having a three bedroom house for just Walker and me. We're leaving space for blessings. =)
Walker, Bro, and Diva pitched in on my chore list on Saturday afternoon, and we finished in record time. I usually clean on Sundays, but this week was my mom's birthday and we were expecting company for her cake & ice cream segment of the celebration. I wanted to have everything ready early. So with all the extra help I ended up with most of Saturday afternoon and a big part of Sunday to myself. It was WONDERFUL! I took Diva to the pool, and I went for a bike ride, and I worked in the garden for a bit. The flower garden is pretty much hassle free: I use Preen and wood chips so I don't have to pull weeds, and I skip planting stuff that needs constant attention, like pansies. Every now and again I need to dead head the spent blossoms but that's about it. I had it spruced up in no time. Diva's little rosebush loves its new home. No flowers yet, but it's got lots of new leaves.
I took a couple days off at the end of this week, so Diva and I could have some girl time before she heads back to school. I can't believe how fast the summer has gone. The kids start school in three weeks. The pool closes in two. The older I get the faster time seems to fly by. Right now, we're planning a road trip for our Girl's Day but it is dependent on the weather, so we're formulating a Plan B, too. Can't wait!