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Thursday, May 31, 2012

So Glad It is June!!!

The schools in this area got out today!!! Even though we got out on Monday, I am thrilled. Now summer can begin. It will be 100 degrees tomorrow, I think a very nice way to start June. I am weary from the month that is May. I tried to sit down this week and write a fun list of things I want to do. I couldn't think of any thing.

I think this calls for major plan of action. I need a couple days swimming in the pool. I just need to read some fun books. Light books, like Anne's House of Dreams or some Harry Potter or My Friend Flicka. I want to stay up late and sleep late and eat ice cream.

I want to sit outside and watch my chickens and I want to take my pen and paper and write down dreams.
I want to rest my mind and collect my thoughts. I think June would be a nice time to do this.
I want to watch my grand children play in the water and run and eat junk that I shouldn't give them but I want it to feel like summer for them too.

I want to spend time with my girls and I want to learn to spin. I want to sit around the fire pit in the evening and eat S'mores and have the kids bring their friends and tell ghost stories as the bats fly over at night.
I would also like to throw rocks at the skunks but I won't.

This morning, I walked out early as the sun was coming up. I stood in the dappled early morning light and picked apricots for my breakfast. I think apricots are bits of distilled sunshine. That is what makes June different from May.

Life slows down, the smell of summer comes on the wind. It smells brown and toasty. I can sit outside in the twilight and watch as the sky goes from blue to black and then the soft breeze comes across my skin like a silk scarf.

Yep, I am ready for June. Welcome back!!!

~Kim~

32 comments:

  1. you made a wonderful list for june!

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  2. you just made a wonderful list my friend!! keeping it simple is always best!!

    be sure and get in some ice cream!!

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  3. I am on my way to spend the summer with you. You won't even know I'm there, though...I'll just be your shadow. Not interrupting...just soaking it all up. XO

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  4. Your June sounds absolutely perfect! I hope it all happens.

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  5. Kim, what a wonderful list and girlfriend I am right there with you every step of the way.....I love June and all the fun summer things it brings so let's jump right in and enjoy all of it's delights.....

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  6. June for you sounds perfect! Enjoy all of those things on your list and eat a S'mores for me.

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  7. If what you've described is June, then welcome June ... what took you so long! ;-)

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  8. That sounds like a great June. I want to watch the munchkins run around and get muddy and have fun. And make homemade ice cream with homemade fudge or caramel topping.

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  9. I want to go to YOUR house in June! :)

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  10. Ah Kim my friend, that's a nice list, just a little taste of heaven if I do say so myself. Enjoy your freedom from school and all that summer has to offer you.

    How I wish I had even a weekend off like in the old days.
    I'm gonna go have an ice cream cone right now, just because I can... and I'm going to ENJOY it .

    Hugs. JB

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  11. Beautiful dreams...hope you have more rain than we do.

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  12. Love the summer description!! Summer is one of my favorite seasons. :) I especially like the part about throwing rocks at skunks. But I am glad, for your sake, that you decided not to. ;)

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  13. Kim
    Such a well written post. I can so easily visualize all your fun summer dreams.
    I think I need to make a list and try to accomplish some of my own summer dreams.
    Your photos are fabulous!

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  14. Sounds like June is the place to be! :-) Enjoy!

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  15. I just re-read an Anne book recently! It always calms me down. Harry Potter and I are old friends as well. I love your summer list. We get out the 13th. Can't wait!
    Hugs,
    Courtney

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  16. I hope June gives you a nice rest- it is a good time to relax and read and watch the grands play!

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  17. I'm ready for your type of June too. Boy, if you only did have of those things you listed it would still be fantastic. Gave a wonderful weekend.

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  18. Oh you just described it all sooo perfectly. I want to spend my June like that too. Oh the lazy, hazy days of summer....ENJOY!!

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  19. To stand in the dappled sunlight of an early morning in June - Wow! That is pure bliss to me!
    Summer love for me too!
    Have a glorious weekend recharging!
    Christine

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  20. Hey! I am happy to see June, too. Like you, I am hopeful that things are going to slow down and there is going to be more fun n my days!Though, I will have to say...I am in no hurry for 100 degree days!
    Sorry your May has been so trying...."Stuff" can be so hard can't it? I hope you get to do all the things on your list....give yourself permission to do it and go for it! :-) Love the picture of your steer and you....you both look pretty!

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  21. Stephen finished up yesterday and all I can hear is have "fun" this summer...slow down and enjoy...which is exactly what you are planning on doing.
    enjoy, enjoy...you deserve it!!!

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  22. Oh man, that sounds great! I can't wait for us to all start our summer! Are we still on for Wednesday, or is everyone still sick?

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  23. There you go waxing poetic again! You me feel like dancing a jig! I want to do those things too!!! :)

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  24. This is my second attempt at commenting...stupid blogger. Anyway, I said something like: There you go waxing poetic again and a I love it! You made me want to get up and dance a jig! AND- I WANT TO DO THOSE THINGS TOO!!!

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  25. That's exactly what I want to do!! Isn't it a magical time? I love the beginning of summer, such great childhood memories. Enjoy your June! Blessings to you.

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  26. You SHOULD lie around and rest, Kim. You need a fun summer break. I like your idea of starting with ice cream!

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  27. Sounds like some beautiful plans for June! Hope they come true :)

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  28. Hello! Thanks for your visit.Do you mean photos of our Beach Cottages? Lol I know this august will be a year. Ugh! So much more work than I thought.
    I do have photos I took and they are stuck on the other computer.I didn't get to take photos over the long weekend to busy.I will try to get them off soon.I promise I will let you know when I do.
    It's not done so I worry about adding photos that aren't finished.~Cheers Kim

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  29. Such a rest sounds Wonderful! Ice cream sounds Wonderful! Sleeping late sounds Wonderful! Gosh, may I have your June?
    LOL

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  30. OH Kim, your June sounds like so much fun, I hope you do all that is on your list many times over, you work so hard, and it is time for some refreshing. I am planning to slow down a little this month as we have almost finished with our projects. We are hoping to take a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains too.
    Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!
    Love,
    Sue

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  31. I don't generally think of things like throwing rocks at skunks, but we watched a movie together as a family and everyone was heading to bed when hubby let the dog out to do her business. She chased a skunk instead- yep- she got sprayed. He and my oldest took the dog to the hose and washed her, but she'd run through the house first. It will smell like skunk for the rest of my life!!! Boo!

    I like the idea of reading, watching movies, eating smores, and sleeping late. Too bad the farmhouse chats gals couldn't have a slumber party. Why do kids get to have all the fun? Oh, and did someone say ice cream????

    I hope June is better for you than May.

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