My internal alarm-clock went off around 6:00 a.m. like it always does.
I said good-bye to my husband before he headed off to work.
I made some 'coffee' (Yerba Matte chocolate tea, canned coconut milk and dark chocolate Stevia.)
I wrote a long email to a friend that is hurting.
I looked through my office door and into Annie's room and watched her sleep for awhile.
I typed up a Summer Bootcamp workout routine for myself and the kiddos.
I sat and pondered for awhile on how I'm going to successfully handle my current workload with three kiddos at home.
I couldn't resist Annie's sleeping-cuteness, so I grabbed my camera.
And then I decided I wanted pictures of the other sleeping kiddos too.
But Courtney Lee doesn't sleep in.
And then Yans woke up and noticed the Deedle (her pet rat) wasn't acting normal. (He's kind of stiff and is making whimpering noises.)
And then I emailed Josh Downs to see what he thought about taking Deedle to the vet.
And then my mom dropped by to leave her dog (who is afraid of everything and doesn't like my children) with us while she goes on vacation.
And right now, I can hear Courtney Lee downstairs singing and making green tea for my mom, Yans trying to console Deedle and Cole digging through his laundry to find a clean t-shirt.
And Josh Downs just called to say that for Annie's sake, we should take Deedle to the vet, but reminded me that the vet probably wasn't going to be able to do anything and that it was just going to be a waste of money. And then he suggested I pour some tea tree oil on Deedle. (Josh is always accusing me of using witch-doctor remedies to treat any and all ailments in our home and tea tree oil is amongst my voodoo remedies.)
Not sure what this Summer holds for us, but (minus Deedle's current condition) I'm really loving what this particular Summer morning feels like.