Bed in Summer
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?
-Robert Louis Stevenson
I have vivid memories as a child going to sleep during daylight hours in our house on Mermaid Blvd. I remember peaking out the window to the street behind our house, as my friends continued to play. Bedtime was early as our Mom, single and working at the time, needed to maintain a schedule for us and her sanity.
Nowadays, as a parent, I relish the times we are able to lay in bed, darkness slowly falling unto us as we fall into a deep slumber. Many a nights we are up way past an appropriate bed time, enjoying the company of family, friends, and one another. But as the long summer nights get shorter and shorter with each passing week, so does my patience, and the desire to have some sort of resemblance of a schedule grows.
Luckily, we captured many memories in photo this year, as yet another summer has passed without much narrative.
Two months have come and gone, and just like that we are on the verge of ushering in sun filled days. Here is Spring in a snapshot!
We couldn't be more pleased with our project. Jamie took care of us from start to finish. The job was finished in a timely manner and with loving care. We (Steve) is super excited to organize this spring!
After nearly forty years as a nurse, she has retired. Nancy Chandler has left the building. #boom
Congratulations on your retirement Mom! What a nice celebration with your family and friends. We love you and are so happy for you!
He weighed in a little light and had a belly ache. We thought it was nerves. He worked his way through the morning, one point scored on him over the course of four matches. Last match was tough, against his teammate and friend, and it would determine the champion.
We are proud of him and his determination.
Turns out it wasn't nerves after all . . .
Tough little guy!
Watch Ben quickly get out of a precarious situation!
Steve and I have always subscribed to the notion of 'timing.' We don't rush things, we don't make rash decisions, we let things happen. And great things happen when you do.
For instance, Dottie. We weren't planning on a puppy. Yet she happened. And we couldn't be more excited to watch her grow!
Traci, a wife, mother of two boys, Special Education teacher, and sole proprietor of Eco Alternatives LLC.