Tuesday, June 9, 2015

{more living slow} #sol15

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Last week, I wrote about a taste of living slow.  It was just a taste.  One bite really.  Since then life has been nothing but slow living, but rather a whirlwind of activity.

The end of the school year is never a relaxing, easy going time.

There is much to do.  Book talks and summer reading plans and cleaning and organize and completing paperwork and gift purchasing and whatever else comes my way ... maybe like book room planning?!?

Then throw in a family vacation planned for right after school is out for summer.

There is much to do.  Packing and shopping and searching and washing and more packing and list making and wondering what I forgot to pack and grabbing and planning and packing probably more than we'll even need.

I'm tired already!  Needless to say, I'm looking forward to our family vacation -- it just can't come too quickly! I'm not quite ready ...

But very soon I'll be ready for more of that living slow.  Time to breathe ... on the beach, ocean waves, relaxing.  And time away from all this busyness called life.

I. Can't. Wait.  More tastes of living slow.  I'm ready for a feast!

Until then ... I need to remember to "keep calm."



  1. I hope you have your feast soon, Michelle. I'm still finishing up school evals, looking forward to other things. Happy Travels, too.

  2. Hope you have a terrific trip, Michelle, filled with lots of walking in the waves and building sand castles! I love the image!

  3. Just keep remembering the end result of all this planning, packing and stress. Time on the beach, fun with the girls and relaxing (hopefully) with time to read. Have a great last day of school, a good night's sleep and a safe trip. Hugs to all. Love ya, Mom

  4. Busy, busy, busy and it seems like during the busiest time something is always added to the agenda. If we wait, the slow will eventually come. Or sometimes we can make the slow, like you did recently. Looking forward to reading about your summer slow.

  5. Oh how I still remember those last few days of school! Just one more and then off to sun, ocean and relaxation! Enjoy your trip can't wait to hear all about it! Hugs!

  6. The vacation will be great! It is always fun to suspend the reality of life when you go away. If you forgot something, I'm sure you can find what you need or make do without. Let the waves wash over you and send those worries away!

  7. There's nothing calm about packing for a long trip. (Just saying. I hate to pack. Unpacking is fine. Packing is SO NOT FINE for me.)

    That said, keep calm! Enjoy the beach!

  8. Stacey and I need to work as a team. I'd much rather pack than unpack any day. It sounds like you are nearing a time to slow down. A vacation will be well deserved by the time you get through these final hurdles. In the meantime, try to find moments of slow (and stay away from Voxer **wink wink**).


  9. Remember that anything you forget you most likely will not need or can buy… imagine the warm sand between your toes and breathe!
    Clare and Tammy

  10. I'm where you are are. So. much. to. do. Looking forward to slow. <3

  11. Have a wonderful, relaxing time! You deserve it!


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