This weekend we spent moving raspberries to our new garden bed, mowing the lawn, running errands and attempting to manage the nearly constant sibling rivalry. Life is pretty normal right now.
I'm trying to prepare the house to be a peaceful, healing sanctuary for Mike. Except we have two kids who seem to relish any attention from each other - good or bad. Okay, there goes the "peaceful" part. And then there's the dog and the guinea pig who insist on their due attention.
Maybe I won't be running a sanctuary in the coming months. Maybe it will be more like a circus tent with kids and animals and I'll be both circus master and caretaker.
Those raspberries in July might be my brief sanctuary. For today, it's a home full of chaos, work to be done and hope for a fruitful, summer garden.