St. Casserole wonders what we would do if we had all the time in the world this summer?
Here, things really do slow down in the summer as far as church goes. People go away to their camps; worship is even less formal than usual; I don’t keep office hours. I go out on the early morning walk with the dogs, before it gets too hot, then start work a little later.
I feel very free, have more time to go and sit with our homebound folks and really take my days off “off.”
This summer I am going to knit doll-sized sweaters. I have a whole book of patterns. We are planning an American Girl table for the church fair. I also have a whole box full of beautiful sock yarn that just came in the mail from a website recommended by one a new knitting friend I met at the Festival of Homiletics.
In summer, I finally read all the books I have been putting in a pile since Christmas. I keep adding to the pile, saying, “I’ll have time in the summer.” #1 Son often adds books to the pile, things he loved and wants me to read so we can talk about them. The ones that are work-related always get short shrift compared to the novels or other interesting non-fiction books.
If I had absolutely all the time in the world, I would learn to play the guitar again. I thought I would find time last summer, but it didn’t happen.
One thing I would love to do if both cost and time were no object would be to have a camp of my own, move the kids and dogs and husband out of town to a lake for several weeks and unplug. (I say that, but you will all remember that I have taken my laptop on every trip longer than one night I have taken in the past year.)
Most of all, I hope to have some fun!