Took youngest for a walk around the neighbourhood with a stop at the corner store as a carrot. Her sister is out at a friend’s house, working on the final school project of the term. Summer holidays will soon be on us. But today felt in the way of a holiday — I’m keeping cool and quiet, puttering around the house, tidying the bedroom, my desk and the kitchen.
A few, fat raindrops sing against the windowpanes out front, then fade quietly. Far away, I hear the faint hum of a power tool. Closer by, Ozzie snores. I have to wash some dishes but I’m loathe to disturb the serenity.