23 June, 2011  |   3 Comments

How we do


I was feeling all smug the other day,
proud of how we have no plans,
nope, none.

“We’re simply enjoying summer,”
I said smugly.

Smug, smuggle, smug-smug-smug.

“We’re just watching the lazy days unfold,”
I said smugly.

Well, we know where smug gets us,
(I made that up. Yes me! Right now!)

The plans have seeped in, soaked in around the corners of our calendar squares.

I discovered that next week, I’m throwing three parties In. A. Row. on the days that the children require full-day tending and meetings in San Francisco and a trip to Park City and then it’s Cheesewhizzes and then it’s my birthday and holy smug in a mug, that’s my doing right there.

I did that.
I hate it when people go on and on about how busy they are like it’s some badge of importance.
Brawr. And then, that’s me.

So I raise my SportTea (my favorite new summer drink) in the air and toast the Helen Jane of week’s past

I ask her, “How’s that smug working out for you?”

And we giggle.
And feel damn lucky.

How do you keep the summer activity creep at bay?

3 thoughts on “How we do

  1. 1

    THREE parties? I bow to you.

  2. 2

    I’ve literally started writing “NO PLANS DAY” on dates in my planner, or else I won’t have any free time to read and craft and cook and nap, which is pretty much all I want during the school year. Sigh. It’s hard not to want to cram a million things in every day!

  3. 3
    Ris says:

    Oh yes, the smug. It always comes back to bite me in the butt.

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