Today Mackenzie and I had lunch with Chris at the park. It was a little chilly, actually — so odd for the end of May. We played on the swings and on the slides. It was so much fun. I took pictures and video, but I lost them when I synced up my replacement iPhone. First time that has happened. I’m so disappointed that I can’t share them with you.
When we pulled into the driveway at home this afternoon, I noticed the Bradford pear tree in the front yard is no longer covered in cicadas. Perhaps this means the Mid-State cicada invasion is almost over. Lord, please let it mean it’s almost over.
I dream of the day we will be able to play in our backyard, swing on the rope swing, and tend the garden mulberry and cicada free. I dream of creating a little spot with a chair shaded by an umbrella, sitting right next to the tiniest of baby swimming pools. I dream of putting Mackenzie in her new swimsuit and splish-splashing around in the sunshine.
What are your plans for summer?