Lazy Summer Days

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer’s day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~ John Lubbock

I found that quote on the inside of a magazine. Although technically it’s not officially summer until tomorrow, Mother Nature isn’t always on the same page as the summer solstice and I’ve been enjoying the days as if it were summertime.
Job: I’ve been working at my part-time job on campus which is stress-free. About five or six of us work 2-3 hour shifts at a time so it’s not a ton of money, but it’s enough to keep me in gas money and little extras as they pop up.
TV Shows: Dad’s been filling me in on the good shows to watch and one of them that kept popping up in our conversation was Justified. I kept putting it off because there just wasn’t much time to watch a whole lot of TV during the semester, but once summer break started I began catching up with the past episodes. I’m in love. I’m trying to get all caught up before Season 5 starts in January. 
Crocheting: I’m trying to finish up a granny square afghan. After that, I’m continuing with baby crochet projects. Here soon I’ll be starting Christmas gifts. It’s that time of year again…
Playing Video Games: I finally finished Dragon Age II. It was a bittersweet ending. I started Skyrim and Halo so those will keep me entertained for quite a while, I think. I’d like to play Alan Wake and I downloaded Fable III since it was free. 
Reading: To understand the Halo games a bit more, I’m reading the Halo series. It’s a bit difficult to read because it gets pretty technical and my eyes start to glaze over if it gets too wordy with all that jazz. I’m not as interested in the innards of a grenade half as much as I am about the person wielding it. I’m working through the Mitford series by Jan Karon, too. Oh yeah, and catching up with my Wonder Woman comics. I’ve started doing some research reading for the fall. I need to have research techniques reviewed so it’s fresh again. 
Softball: I had to miss out last year, but I’m back to playing again this year. We’re not the best in the world, but we have a good time and softball has pretty much been a constant in my life for about 30 years. I’m not a star player by any means, but I can hold my own for the most part. It’s a great way to keep active. 
Suddenly summer break has gotten shorter. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done. To top it off, I’ve got a bit of a life change coming up in the next few weeks that will keep both me and kiddo busy. His summer has been pretty darn full, too. He just bought a 450 dirtbike and after he gets back from a visit with his Dad, he’ll be tearing the place up on that thing. 
Granny squares – one of my favorite things to make!

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