Mel’s Monday Musings: July 15, 2019

What a beautiful day it’s been! Not too terribly hot (warm, certainly; the fans are blowing all through the house right now) — I don’t like the days when I stay covered with a thin sheen of sweat, especially at night when I’m trying to sleep.

I’ve been crafting in my spare time, mostly, and playing MTG: Arena online. I’m trying to get things ready for that craft show — and I’ve also been attending festivals and shows whenever possible to get a feel for the different types of vendor setups, etc. since the show in August will be my very first one as a vendor. There is a LOT to do around here, and I love that!

And I feel like we’ve just scratched the surface of everything the area has to offer. I’m so excited to live where I do!

Who would’ve thought, even two years ago, that I’d be enjoying a regular summer this much?

We’ve been making use of the pool as often as possible too, and even when I don’t/can’t swim, I’ll stick my feet into the cool water and enjoy the respite on a warm day.  The kids are doing great; they can all swim into the deep end, haul themselves out, jump into the deep water, and swim back to the shallow end now. We’re still working on certain skills like treading water, but they’re getting there!

I always feel so humbled by their trust in me, too — as they’ve been learning, I’ve been swimming alongside them (usually with another spotter outside the pool in case something goes wrong), encouraging them and watching their bodies glide through the water next to mine. The trust they place in me is so absolute and unwavering…they know I would give my life to save them if it ever came to that. But none of us are thinking of that when we’re in the water. It’s just them and me, and the water that feels so much like a beloved friend.

The ocean was always like that for me too. It’s a friend you have to respect (as is any body of water, natural or man-made!), but still an ally overall, powerful and awe-inspiring and willing to lift me, body and soul, whenever I needed that.

How are you? What’s new in your neck of the woods?