Kentucky summer is here – meaning temperatures are in the 30’s C, humidity is high, nights are warm, lightening bugs filling our backyard, summer festivals the city, bourbon is drunk out by the fire pit and I enjoy the goodness of collecting my gardening labors in form of fresh salad, tomatoes, squash, kale, chard and cucumbers – I am still waiting on those carrots!
But the month of Juli has also brought great surprises and new beginning. (Yeees I know, we seam to LOVE new beginnings in the Morrison-Brandauer home!) Our reptile business is picking up and I scored the perfect part-time job. I started working as an assistant to the vice executive of a non profit organization, serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The job gives me enough freedom to continue helping Mike grow our company, and do something that makes it worth while! The second new beginning is that also Mike got a new job and will be returning to the pharmaceutical industry after being called by a headhunter! Two new jobs in one month! Pheeewww – talk about new beginnings all right!
Next to all these exiting new starts we have been enjoying our second Kentucky summer.
Summer is: barefoot gardening, chicken cuddling, drinking old fashions on the back deck, picking veggies and taking a ride out to the countryside just outside of Louisville.
How has your summer started off?
Have a great week loved ones – and don’t forget: Life is a journey!
It has been a while – I know. I guess I needed a break. Things have been like a whirlwind – and then again all has been so slow. Starting a new life – doing the life search – living in a new country is not always easy – and sometimes life throws a lot at us at once. I have realized that following ones heart can be tiring – and I guess that is why most people don’t dare to find their true self. It is scary and can sometimes take us down a road of doubts. But re-evaluating, feeling the true meaning of ones purpose in life, while it is a challenge, it is also a gift. And I would never want to go back to a life without that search!
While my inner self has somewhat been thorn I have also experienced a great deal of adventures and beauty that have made me feel thankful for this journey we are on.
Visits from good friends.
Walks in nature at Red River Gorge.
Discovering new things in my new hometown.
A visits to the junkyards to find parts for our damaged car turned into a display of transience of material things.
The pleasures of old school hands in dirt gardening and its first cherished fruits.
Help and support from friends when well needed. Thank you. We feel loved.
June – you have started rough – but oh so beautifully! Let the summer begin!
Hope you had a great start to your first summer month – what have you been up to loved-ones?
Big hug from yours truly – and never forget, life is a journey!
Now that the Indian Summer has left us, and we are spending our Sundays in the garden raking the fallen leaves off the grass, I have had some time to think about our first summer here in Louisville. And I must say it was a great one! As I went through my pictures, I noticed there were quite some things I did not get a chance to share with you. So as an ode to this perfect summer, I put together a short recap of our first Kentucky summer! (more…)