Thursday, July 1, 2010

Reality Check

My vision for this summer:

Long lazy days of gardening and playing in the pool.

A lot of barbecuing.

Working on some UFO's, because my spring/summer sewing pile was finished by the end of May.

A more sedate, slower-paced schedule.



REALITY:
The garden looks well enough but needs more work. Our mornings have been "late' because of several late nights.

The pool... hmmm... it's topping at about 68 degrees outside today. I have heard rumors of "summer" but this week it doesn't seem to be making an appearance. I don't mind, but there are several swimmers in the family that have been disappointed so far. Supposedly next week looks much,much warmer.

I'm still working on that sewing pile, and haven't touched a quilt in many weeks. I'm having withdrawal.

At least the bbq'ing has been good!

The pace has been very "busy" and it doesn't look like it will be slowing down anytime soon. We attended the VBS at another church, then there was a visit from Grandparents, which was awesome. In the midst of everything we started having some water problems that have resulted in half our yard dug up, a new gray water and septic tank, and pipelines going out to it. What, the old tanks were almost 50 years old! How dare they give out. :) Obviously, it was definately time to replace them. That project is almost done.

Monday night I had our Fibers of Faith group meeting.

Tuesday night we had some friends over and that was a late night.

Now we are passing around a nice little "summer" cold. Started with Benjamin yesterday, and then Isaac was up almost all night (he is sleeping on my bed and I am sitting around making sure he doesn't roll off... thus the time to play catch up on the ol' blog), and this morning there are a couple more with sore throats, sniffles, and congestion.

Thankfully we have a little breather for a day or so. This weekend I need to do some cleaning and decorating over at church. Mainly get some patriotic flower arrangements around, and decorate the bulletin board for VBS, which starts for us on the 12th.

Somehow I am going to finish my summer sewing before summer is over. I am determined. I am almost done with the boys swim pants, then I just have my own swim suit to do and I can call the list done. There are a few things I need to do for the house, but they aren't technically on the "summer sewing list" so they don't count, unless I get them done, and then of course I get the credit. So there. Ha!

We have another busy week next week catching up on some gardening, hopefully lots of pool time, and my mom is coming for a long weekend. VBS starts on the 12th, the closing program is on the 18th, Fibers of Faith is on the 19th in the evening, then I hope to be doing some more cleaning and decluttering (oh, did I mention I decluttered and reorganized our huge bedroom closet, and am starting on the junk in the basement?.... you know, in my spare time and all...) in preparation for a musical group staying at our house on the 26th, and are also doing a little concert at the church that evening.

THEN....



It will be time to get organized to get ready to start school in August.


And just like that, our summer break is over. Ack. Where does the time go?

So, if I am scarce around here, you know why. I will probably post pics of some of the finished sewing projects, but if you don't see me here I'm either at the pool, in the garden, or cleaning the basement.

Have a blessed day!

2 comments:

...they call me mommy... said...

WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOL! Praying that you have a wonderful summer, Lisa, with a few chances to sit down! ;)


Love & blessings!
Amy

Anonymous said...

Wow! Enjoy all of your summer busyness, I would trade your cooler summer for the incredibly HOT one we have had here (no air con. here) Don't stay gone from the blog too long, please. :)

Have a great summer! love you!
((hugs))
Shellee