Well I feel like I’ve been such a stranger here, which is a shame, because I love this blog and I love writing and, well, I need to be more consistent. Seriously, how many times do I say this and fail?
I try mostly to write blog posts that will help you make the most of your everyday life, but I have to say that sometimes I just want to share what’s going on in my life. And I’d like to let you know that there is a real person here behind this blog that does get busy and frazzled and sick and tired but who is also trying to enjoy life. That’s why my tagline is, “Seeking the value in everyday life.” Because in order to help you seek the value in your life, I need to seek it in mine as well.
I have to say that summer is just breezing by. I have a love-hate relationship with summer, but I know that when the kids go back to school in August I’m going to be sad, wondering where summer went and how my babies got so old.
Unfortuately I have been spending a lot of my time working and sleeping. Between the side hustles I’ve picked up, I’m putting in about 30 hours a week or so, which can increase to about 41 on any given week depending on the work assigned to me (I will share a post in the next few months on these side hustles and how they are working for our family). I did slack off quite a bit last week, though, as my sister was in town visiting for about a week and a half, and I wanted to spend as much time with her and my niece as possible. We didn’t get to do as much as we wanted during the time she was here, but we did have some fun experiences: they slept over one night, and we watched Zootopia and ate pizza (great movie, by the way). We also took an hour or so one afternoon to go to the creek to play, catch minnows, and chase crayfish.
So far this summer we have done very little letterboxing, since my back has been giving me fits. I have been afraid to try the hard ones, because I don’t want to injure my back further, and things have also gotten in the way (like doctor and chiropractor appointments), so that has been detrimental to our letterboxing experience as well. I’m hoping to pick up with my mother-in-law and nephews later this week.
The kids have been unhappily fighting my summer school program, which I make them do some days and other days just give up on because I don’t want to fight. But they have also been busy attending camps: Princess Anna goes to pony camp each Wednesday and attended art camp last week; Rapunzel went to basketball camp a few weeks ago and is attending softball camp this week. Both kids attended VBS at our church and will visit another church’s VBS later this month. Next week, Princess Anna will experience church camp by herself for the very first time as she attends mini-camp and the same location where Rapunzel will be attending yet another year of full week church camp.
I am excited to have a few days alone but of course I imagine I will be feeling lonely as well.
Well that’s been summer in a nutshell. Here’s a small glimpse of the fun we’ve had so far. Hopefully there will be lots more fun yet to come!
How is your summer going? Share what you’ve been up to in the comments below.