Sure when they say summer break
they mean eight to ten weeks of vacation
for teachers and children
Don’t get me wrong,
the time spent with a sleepless toddler
and languishing teens is priceless.
My role as ringleader of the herd
includes shuttle and flight attendant services
activity director and peacemaker of the car
text translator and fixer of all things
relating to paperwork
That shouldn’t be my responsibility
since I divorced, HIM, but
I still have culpability
Finding My Child when he disappears
communicating through text only
Calming Eldest Surly Reverie
after his vivid dreams
Steering My Silent Sentinel toward
better executive functioning and breathing
Catching a flying Girlie
who thinks running full tilt
into mommy is exquisite joy
(All Hail! Sensory Children!)
My break was
rising before the masses
to dig, plant, transplant,
observe and maintain
my front yard forest.
The success of the season:
arugula, lettuce and kale.
No, there are no pictures.
You’ll just have to imagine
micro greens closely planted in rows
with Swiss chard on the side
potted beans and happy peas.
Girlie and I have green breakfasts.
(PS. I haven’t posted recently,
My Bear was in the hospital
I have poison ivy on my arms,
hands and one knee???
my router died, then
my computer refused to play nice
with the new router, then
I got to play Mac Geek
on an HP laptop that had wi-fi access
playing with network settings
that might be compatible
with my old MacBook Pro.
I used a messy solution that
never really fixed the original problem
though I may finally update my operating system
to see if that fixes the problem.
Here are the pictures: I think you may have to place a cursor on the image to see the captions.