Last week I mentioned a new yellow blossom in the garden but I confessed that I did not know what it was. Turns out it yarrow. It commonly grows around here and I should have been able to identify it. Ours had been planted in that spot 3 years ago but it had never blossomed. This year when it finally bloomed I did not recall that we had planted it and I did not recognize it.
The month of July has come up from nowhere and blindsided me. Today July 3 we have passed the midpoint of the year 2015. It is the 184th day of the year with 181 days remaining until the end of the year. I do not spend my time counting down many things, but it is just mind-boggling to think we are more than half way through another year. When I was a teacher, in my mind the 4th of July marked the midpoint of summer vacation. I never really counted the days but it psychologically seemed to be significant. Memorial Day seems to officially start summer, Labor Day seems to end it and in the middle is Independence Day.
I plan to have a calm three-day weekend. I slept in this morning. Quite remarkably I didn’t wake up until after 8 a.m. Typically even when I plan to sleep in I am up by 7:00. I actually went to bed early last night so it is surprising that I slept that late. After showering, getting dressed, and reading the newspaper while eating breakfast, I finished a book that I had been reading. The rest of my day will be spent doing a bit of cleaning, stitching on my ongoing project and blogging. Minus the cleaning, these are some of my favorite things.
Today was anything but a casual Friday. With a quickly approaching major work deadline, I had to be to work for a 7 AM meeting to start off a busy day that has not slowed down one bit. I will work much of this weekend–although I will be sure to have Monday off–and will also be working through the following weekend. Then I will barely catch my breath before another huge deadline July 1.