Monday, July 22, 2013

Ordinary days

This past week has been summer at its best.  It's been fairly quiet around here -- no big trips or big events for us this year.  Just regular old, ordinary days.  How sweet, savoring the ordinary stuff, the day-to-day stuff.  There's comfort in it that's hard to find on even the best vacations.

I met my stepmom for lunch one day.  She is one of my favorite people to spend time with.  We always find lots to talk about, including our latest favorite reads -- this time The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  (I really need to do a post about summer reading, because I've come across so many good books this summer.)

One morning, my dad, my brother, my favorite 8-year-old in the whole wide world, and I went on a hike. Then we went to Caribou for iced coffee and chocolate milk:)

I've reconnected with a long-time friend and we've been enjoying fabric shopping together. I love shopping for fabric and it's double the fun when I have someone to go with who loves it as much as I do. On Wednesday, we had a ball.  I found some pretty fabric to make some tunics for fall, and Kristan found some quilting fabric.

Our book club met one evening and we discussed this wonderful book.  Then we drank more wine and solved most of the world's problems.

On Saturday, Dan and I went to a Rockies game.  Sunday was spent just doing stuff around here, then we went to hit golf balls, and then had a late, late dinner on the back porch.

Target is already carrying school supplies, but I'm not even looking.  There's so much summertime left to savor.


Susanne said...

I always wondered who on earth bought school supplies this early. Nice post. Sounds like you are having a wonderful summer savoring all that is before you. I'm in the middle of Light Between Oceans right now.

Melinda said...

Please let Susanne know that those of us here in the Midwest have to buy early because our districts think we need to come back so early. It is sooooo hard to share
school with summer.

Have you found fabric to be so expensive these days??? I was looking for some oil cloth the other day and was noticing how much a yard of any fabric was!
It used to be cheaper to make our clothes than buy them and don't get
me started on the price of patterns!! Oh brother.


Karen said...

Melinda, I only buy patterns on sale and there are some GREAT deals these days. Yes, fabric can be expensive, but I enjoy it, otherwise it wouldn't be worth the effort.

Mereknits said...

I love the fabric, so beautiful and each different. We have a very popular quilting store near by that you would go bonkers in, the fabric is unbelievable. I need to read The Light between Oceans, it has been on my ipad for a while. I am finishing The Paris Wife and I have to say I can't wait for it to be over, I am not a Hemingway fan and now I am really not a Hemingway fan. I just want it over already.
Hugs to you,