I had a plan this summer! I was going to rest…a lot, summer clean the house, clean the garage and spend my evenings with a glass of wine in one hand and a book in the other. I am one month in and I have been just as busy thus far as I normally am during the school year. Not sure how it happened but I think it’s my mother’s fault. That lady never knew how to sit still for more than a few minutes and I believe I inherited that gene!
Being that we purchased our first home last summer, I thought it would be a great idea to work “part time” this summer and use that extra cash to paint and decorate. Yes, I know, now…that was a bad idea! Although I only work about twenty hours a week, it is a bit more than I bargained for. The work is easy and my co-workers are pleasant enough but couple that with trying to fit in appointments for me and the kids, squeezing in all the things I intended to do this summer and it makes for some very long days.
The week school ended, my fifteen year old daughter announced that she signed up for a summer course to prepare her for dual enrollment in the fall. The course is eighteen days, three hours a day, four days a week! To make matters worse, she goes to a magnet school for business, the school is forty-five minutes from our house and there are no busses running in the summer. Needless to say, my plans to sleep in are a bust. I can’t be mad at her though, she is at least looking toward her future. Now, if she does not pass this course, she will be grounded the rest of the summer for making me get up early for nothing!
I am optimistic! I am certain I will have time to do most if not all of the things I had planned this summer. There is still plenty of time to sleep in, read, write and clean.
Here’s to a restful July…:)