I actually started this week with one GIANT exhale! We’ve been enjoying friends, family and high energy activity throughout June, and once July hit…I needed to let the air out of my tires! So my posts have been sparse, but as the week comes to a close I’d like to show you just a few chill moments.
When you live in Southern California, you just MUST have a pool! Next time we invite friends and family in for a splash, we’d be very glad to have you drop by for a cool dip!
What? Not the pool you were expecting? Well, perhaps it’s a bit modest, but it fits two little girls and their very casual Papa.
I spied someone else cruising on the edge of the pool space and I suspect hoping to get in on the party. What is Darwin doing over there by the fence? Apparently his daily diet of two heads of romaine and a cup or two of broccoli isn’t enough for this tortoise.
Oh dear, now he’s expanded his diet to eating the flowers right off the vine covering the back fence!
How do you like those jaws?
He looks a little threatening, doesn’t he? If he gets much bigger maybe I can get him an agent and he can star in a horror movie.
And speaking of horror…
My vegetables were hiding from me!
Apparently while I was not-so-busy exhaling, I also didn’t carefully search among the squash leaves in the garden. You may not catch the perspective on these beauties, but they’re easily three times larger than when I usually pick them! They still taste good, but allowing them to get this large certainly steals the energy from the plants!
Who did we visit on the 4th of July? Well, my brother and his family…
Bowser is the best “little” girl! She was handling the neighborhood firecrackers with her usual calm!
Chewy has a calm expression doesn’t he? Poor little guy did need a little doggy sedative once all the fireworks began.
And then there’s Kody. He was jittery, too…but not about to take his pills! He was very suspicious that something had sneaked into his food, and he turned away! Guess he chose to white knuckle the evening, staying close to his comforting chew toy!
I needed to start my exhaling a little earlier this week, and I’m glad that I did. Gandhi said, “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” I love that quote, and if I were just a bit younger (and a whole lot bolder) I think I’d find a way to tattoo it on my arm! Maybe I could just practice living it?
And for you, going into your weekend and I hope finding your own good exhale…
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” Ovid
I hope we can all be breathing lighter by Monday…but I suggest we let next week sneak up on us…don’t think about that now! Debra