Sunday, June 9, 2013

Adjusting, slowly....

There's something about summer break that takes me a while to adjust to. Having days stretch out before me, unplanned, is such a luxury after working 10+ hours a day during the school year that I just can't adjust to it very easily.

Curriculum is still swirling around in my mind although I shove it and literally kick it back out. I have teacher books scattered throughout my house.... It's difficult to let go, even for these two months.

But I'm trying.

I was in a bit of a funk on Saturday. Even a bit depressed it seemed. I just had no interest in doing anything. Other than sitting. Just sitting. Playing with my phone some. I finally took a walk before bedtime and that seemed to make me feel better.

This morning, I took advantage of the natural light in the sun room and took my camera on a little photo shoot. I had taken pictures of my grandmother's buttons with my iPhone and edited the photos to blur the edges, but today I wanted to try doing the same thing with my Canon's macro feature.

Here's a photograph taken with my Canon, unedited except for the watermark.

The spoons had to get in on the action, too.

I've only been home for summer break for three days, so hopefully I'll start getting into a routine soon. I definitely have projects around the house that need tackled, and I can actually cook some meals for my family now. I'm thinking of lots of vegetables with thick slices of fresh tomatoes on our plates. 

Silver Queen corn
fresh green beans
new potatoes
broccoli casserole
sauteed squash
corn bread
Oh, and freshly brewed tea. 
(I'm totally over the convenience of buying a jug of tea from the grocery store.)

That, my friends, is summer eating....


Kelly said...

Its called decompression Roban. I go through it every summer. You are not alone-enjoy those moments when u can sit and do nothing.

Roban said...

Glad to know there's a word for it, Kelly, and that I'm not alone!

beth said...

i can imagine how you feel based on what i felt like once the kids were all moved out. i had been a stay at home mom forEVER and when the last one moved out, it was hard for me to do anything. my routine was gone and i was sad.

routines and schedules are important and without them, i think it's easy to feel discombobulated.

i'm still looking for one :(

enjoy your break. think of it as a break for you. for things YOU don't get to do during the school year. be selfish. i give you permission :)

augcott said...

What is it about buttons that make me smile???
Have an awesome summer ... :-D

Lisa Gordon said...

I know that funk feeling. It happens each year to me, when school is over for the summer. For me, I think it is just the transitioning from one really hectic schedule to another more relaxed one, but I also know that I usually have a list a mile long of things I want to get done, in the short time I am on break. Sometimes it gets overwhelming, but then I get back on track!

Have a wonderful weekend, Roban!