the sun is bright. the light holiday feeling is in the air. we've opened our yard to summer. the porchswing has been unwrapped. the barbecue is fired up. friends are dropping by. children chasing cats through the yard. the tire swing is once more the cause of giggles and shrieks. the house feels open. i puttered around cleaning and doing the extra little things like wiping down the baseboards. the sun shows me just where i've missed some winter dust. edgar is happy on his outdoor bed in the sun. it won't be long before tom has the horseshoes out.
tonight we have all the rowdy boys over on the porch to start the summer off the right way! and then tomorrow a family dinner for easter with my parents. the sun and the bright crisp air coats everything in a layer of ease.