I had a very different post planned for this morning, but life has a way of throwing curve balls when you're least expecting it. If you're ever curious what's happening with me... where is that Maya... you may find the answer by following me at twitter. That mostly goes for my favorite Aunt A, who always wonders if I haven't posted. But I thought you might like to know, too.
Anyhow, I woke up today and canceled our original plans. Packed lunch, swimsuits and kids into the car... and headed a few miles down the road to our lake. We've got a special spot that is very quiet, often it's just us and the water. Peace. Bliss. We welcomed it. My children always love when they have me completely focused on them. We all know how easily distracting home can be... dishes, yard work, studio projects, the computer. I love stepping away. We are in the count down until school begins, and right now all we want is to have undisturbed time together. It's a big year. My baby is going off to her brother's school. She's big and she knows it. We're all feeling the tenderness of this moment. Water is so soothing. I think it brings out the best in everyone. Today, blue of the (icy) water matched the blue of the sky and we let the hours slip by in a dreamy haze.
Grandma Bunny had some "new school" stories to tell. She always knows when to jump in with her wisdom. A sweet day. Just what we needed.