Saturday, June 29, 2013

Simple summer greetings

My husband's vacation started. We have not much plans. We will stay at my sister's house for a few days to take care of their animals while they are away. I think we should play tourists there and drive around the countryside and see sights. I hope the weather will be nice!

I am trying to learn to drive a car -my husband is teaching me. It's going well but it still makes me anxious. Hm. I will give it an honest shot though, and see if I can get used to it. Living in the city I will not need it much, but in case we decide move to a place where you need to drive to get to places.. well it's better to know now whether I will be comfortable driving or not!

Some of you asked about my old posts. I'm sorry to tell you that they are gone. I just acted on a whim and going through the 160 posts and reviewing the content just seemed like too much work, so I just deleted everything and started over. I hope I can write some new stuff of value to you. Perhaps I will occasionally post a picture of Indi as well, but not as much as before. I don't know yet.

I'm trying to make the most of this summer, even though I do miss having a garden and a sauna :)
On most days we spend time at the community playground (there is also free lunch every day for children in June and July, which is fun - sitting in the grass eating soup!) and at the beach. In mid-August Indi is going to start the church play group, three hours every morning. It will be good for all of us. She is getting a little bored, and I sometimes feel like going out of my mind with lack of personal space :) I think that three hours will make a big difference, even though it's not really enough time for me to do much.

So when she starts the play group I will just give myself some time to re-coup and then perhaps see if I can re-new some old interests, or find new ones, and I will pray for guidance. I do not want to end up chasing meaningless things. I'm taking part in a summer group exhibit because I was asked to.. but just old works.

I hope everyone is having a beautiful, blessed summer!


Mira said...

kiitos samoin teille hyvää kesää! oli mukava rupatella ja onnea kaikelle suunnitelmille ja toiveille ja indin kerholle!

Lola said...

"Chasing meaningless things..." I've done that and you are given such graces to know that beforehand! Even when I was distracted with those meaningless things, I had a hint they were meaningless. Life is short.

Hope you and your family have a peaceful and fun filled vacation.

fiona said...

Lovely pictures-

So good to see another post from you

Enjoy the time you will have to yourself

Wishing you all a Happy Summer

Little Miss Know-it-all said...

So enjoy your posts, thankyou!
How lucky for you to be able to use the amenities and have a beach nearby for endless play - you are doing Indi a great favour :)
Don't worry, your time will come - I sometimes wish I had enjoyed that time better when the kids were young and focussed less on myself. Make time for your husband and as a family, too - have a lovely summer!

Netti Byrd said...

I love the photo of the dandelion "puffs." I will never understand why these flowers are "weeds," deserving to be pulled, stomped, or poisoned. To me, they are a reminder of how there are so many lovely things all around us, simple and useful (there are so many uses for the dandelion!) And, they grow all over the earth, from my part of the world in the southern U.S., to the shores of Scandinavia. Thank you for sharing!

tammy j said...

hello vappu!
always happy to see you have posted.
my father taught me to drive a standard shift car when i was 17. we had to take drivers education at school but the car provided was an automatic. very different and easier! i would come home in tears from lessons with my dad. he was not a patient teacher! LOL.
i miss your wonderful posts on minimalism. but i totally understand your need to 'purge' even there for a new life! :)
happy summer dear heart... to you and your little family. god bless you.

Sarah Spitz said...

I really, really like your blog! I'm just starting to tip-toe into minimalism
and find your site really well written and informative!

Gretings from Germany and a sunny weekend,


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Lovely pictures-

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