Technically, today is the first day of summer vacation. Saturday shouldn't have counted because it was a Saturday. Yesterday didn't count because it was a holiday. Today counts. So far, so good! The kids were up and dressed and ready for the day before 9AM. Not bad, eh? Of course, the girls had piano lessons at 10AM and the house cleaners came at 9AM and I have five bazillion loads of laundry to do, so, you know... There was stuff to do. When there is not stuff to do, then ask me how it went. Except there is never any day without stuff to do. We always have stuff to do. Why is that?
I didn't start our "school" today, and I might just put it off until we get back from our vacation. I figured if I started it, then they wouldn't keep it up while the sitters were here, and then I'd have to start over anyway. I'm saving myself so much frustration and time this way! At least that's what I keep telling myself.
Speaking of summer schedules, I talked with Brandon last night and I think I've come to the conclusion that this summer is going to be a lot more low-key. In the past I try to throw in as many vacations/trips as I possibly can (since I love travel and all that exciting stuff), but this year, with Brandon's work schedule not as forgiving (school was a hard one, and now we're going to Hawaii --he kind of needs to show up at the office every once in a while, eh?), and with my desire to not be alone without him (like I have been for 2 years), I've decided we should just stay home. So, aside from a few family camping trips, we'll probably just stick around home. No Lake Lopez, no Canada, no Idaho (well, maybe some Idaho), and no random expeditions I tend to create at the last minute.
Of course, I reserve the right to change my crazy mind, but for now, it feels nice. I think it would be good if the kids took swim lessons, spent more time with their friends, and we just hiked and camped around Utah Valley, you know? Besides, Brandon and I are going to have to leave them again in August when we go to Portland (whoo-hoo!), and so maybe I'm just trying to assuage the guilt I feel every time we leave them (which has been way too often these past couple of years, I know).
What are you doing this summer? And did I already ask you this? And if I did, could you answer again?
I haven't lost any more weight. Sigh. Nothing more to say about that one.
I bought a new swimming suit for Hawaii while I was at Costco last week. I found my size, a suit that should flatter my figure, and a color I love. I took it home with trepidation. Swimming suit shopping is horrendous (the comic strips do not lie) and I still am not sure why. I mean, we're just getting in the ocean/lake/river/pool to get wet, snorkel, and/or swim, right? Why should we worry what we are wearing? Why does it matter so much? I'm not sure why, I just know that it does. I blame social media. But anyway, I took this suit home and tried it on and voila! It's gorgeous! Fits me! Wonderful! Of course, I'll still wear my board shorts (everyone will thank me later), but it was nice to have a very positive swimming suit shopping experience.
I'm thinking about growing my hair out again. Like, below my shoulders, maybe to my shoulder blades length. What do you think? I kind of miss my long hair and being able to throw it back in a pony tail or under a hat, or braid it, or whatever. Should I grow it out? Do you have long hair or short hair? Why did you cut it/grow it out?
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson