Something I accomplished: I cleaned up my office. I started with just wanting to declutter the shelves a bit and ended up doing a lot more. I threw away two bags of garbage, 2 bags of recycle and have one box of donate/sell stuff. Now when I walk into the room I smile.
Something I changed: So maybe this is a little weird but I changed my deodorant and I love my new one so much. It is not supposed to leave those yellow stains on white shirts plus it seems to just work better. Kind of a big deal here in the desert heat. Speaking of which…
Summer is here: The heat seemed to roar in overnight, poof 100° days. The good news is I had my first swim of the season over the weekend. The water felt wonderful. The bad news is allergy season is still at its peak and I woke the next day with bloodshot, weepy crusty eyes. Not good.
A fun project: The end of school is fast approaching so I wanted to make some little notes for my son’s lunch to count down the last 10 days. Found some cute numbers to print out and color and put them on summer scrapbooking paper.
Paint Chip Poetry: I felt like writing a bad poem this week so here it is. (I am re-reading “If You Want to Write” by Brenda Ueland so blame her.) I chose three yellow and one orange (for the heat) and one green (because it is still spring). Paint chip words are in italics.
My zest for life was wilting
habanero hot blazing sun
at 8:00 a.m. no less.
Summer had settled in for good,
startling me with its ferocity.
I pick a spring of mint
for my morning iced tea
and retreat indoors
not emerging again until the
lightning and thunder
of the afternoon monsoons arrive –
three months hence.
And how was your week?