I was outside from about 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. yesterday. Sure, I made some quick trips inside to get a drink, fetch a towel, and put the youngest down for a nap and then change her back into her swimsuit after she woke up.
Three different friends were here throughout the day, overlapping their stays. Kids swam and later bounced on the trampoline. Adults soaked up the sun on this June day in only the 70s. We broke in my new porch with some good conversation and a couple of meals. Greg did a little mowing once he got home from work and we ate dinner.
It’s not what I expected my Thursday to look like, but after three busy days to start off the week it’s exactly what I needed. The slower pace and catching up with friends while my kids enjoyed the same was so good for our souls.
At the end of the day, our skin was pink and our hearts were full.
In fact, I expect more of the same today.
Also, speaking of porches, if you haven’t joined me and my friends on my virtual porch (aka #PorchStories Community on Facebook), I’d love for you to come on over! It’s a place for women to gather with their real-life stories.