I found our Papa craft and set to it with Bear, but for some reason the green conundrum stuck with me. What should I be knowing that I don't? Pinterest is a great resource, but sometimes it leaves me feeling unsuccessful. I look on there for Montessori ideas and there are people teaching their 2 year old Latin. I need guidance from it for how to use up my fusilini pasta for dinner and I discover someone has created a masterpiece of art out of dried noodles; it seems creative networks are a double edged sword for me.
I forget about the green drink for a while as I dive into my salad. This is the time of year when I love love love salads because our CSA has started up and my garden is blooming; meaning I have my pick of greens, kale, spinach, and arugula... topped with feta, olives, and walnuts any combination of the stuff tastes out of this world. So much so that I don't even join Bear for ice cream.
Later on, I finally get around to researching green smoothies and I am dumbfounded. It seems the very definition of them are what Bear and I enjoy on a regular basis: I just call it "blending up the kitchen leftovers". WHO KNEW?!
(a soon to be green smoothie along with my other favorite green drink of the summer- that Bear does not get to sample)
This is what I want to tell you and me: don't worry about bucket lists or getting to the museum or picking enough strawberries for jam this summer. Don't force yourself to complete some home improvements or pick up a new hobby. Don't feel the need to go to every picnic. Don't compare yourself to anyone, or anything else.
Self expectations are suffocating and summer is too short. I may not think I make green smoothies, but I got my own thing going on. You do too, we just need to acknowledge it sometimes. To trust it.
So then, my only summer goal is to try and be honest to myself and my family (and maybe not search too much on Pinterest). What is yours?