The month's work is done and invoices prepared. The giant list on the fridge has been all but scratched out. It's summer at last.
The arrival of the Offspring this afternoon marked a setting aside of time to indulge for a few days. Indulge in time whiled away on the front porch, indulge in family stories told again, indulge in meals prepared together and recipes shared.
The raison d'etre of the whirlwind trip is ostensibly a Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds concert on Friday night, but it's really quite a lot more than that. Oh, concert we shall, but look for us also in your friendly neighbourhood thrift store, more than a few coffee shops, and perhaps a farmers' market or two. The rest of the world can wait.