Summer on the run

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“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.”

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Summer is often billed as a lazy time of year where we relish in backyard hammock naps, lemonade and the sound of children’s playful laughter. I’ve experienced two of the three but that relaxed calm has remained illusive.

I did truly enjoy our trip to the state of Washington. I loved the climate, the beauty and the visit with our miles-away family. Still, there was no real rest.

I’m not sure how to achieve that and continue to function in the working world. I have a friend who I swear is busier now that she is retired than she was when she reported for work five days a week.

We have enjoyed having JD here for the past two weeks. The closest I’ve come to really relaxing is to quietly lay on the couch and watch him build a new world with his LEGOS.

His imagination is one of the things I love most about that boy. While he loves to have his face turned toward the glow of the TV or iPad, he does love to create with his hand and his mind. And I love getting to watch.

(Contact Suzanne at reporter@tricountyleader.com)

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