These photos were all taken on Memorial Day but it was such a busy/heavy weekend I forgot to share them. Here we are with another intense week with the fires and I just find myself looking for normalcy. Normal, boring, everyday things that remind me that life is not always so intense and tragic.
These photos were a good reminder of the fun we did have a few weeks ago - teaching Sebastian how to ride his bike, watching Ruby try to balance on hers, rolling down grassy slopes, drinking fizzy drinks, making a temporary fort, and loving on Sunday.
I feel like my senses are all on high alert because even though we aren't in danger, danger is near. I'm doing my best to stay away from the news unless I'm checking up on new evacuation notices so that my mind doesn't stay focused on the tragedy. Instead I made a new bedspread and curtains for our room, a new pillow case for our couch, dusted, folded laundry, cleared off the mantel, ironed and hung our shower curtain, mended another pillow, did the dishes, watered the new lawn, and bought more box fans. It was a productive day for sure.
I think I sew when I'm feeling out of control of life. It's my happy distraction, a coping mechanism, something therapeutic I can do with my hands. So, if you're in need of curtains...
Time to figure out a way to enjoy a 4th of July birthday party without fireworks this year. Maybe glow sticks? Strobe light? Taking suggestions below.