I don’t know about you, but my summer has flown by. Actually that’s not true. I DO know about you, and most of you are saying your summer has flown by too.
School will be starting in a few weeks. That’s a good thing. The boys weren’t as sloth-like as I had originally feared, but they weren’t exactly go-getters either.
Number one: Meeting up with Agg during our trip to San Antonio. If you remember, he drove three hours to spend about that same length of time with me and the fam. I felt like I’d known him forever, and we had a great time taking in the sights and sounds and food of San Antonio. Tres Cool, as he would say!
Number two: Giving Link permission to quit his job since he’s signed up for school. In OHIO! He leaves in a few weeks. He’ll be staying with his friends for a few months, before moving in with a different guy. All his classes are in order, and our fingers are crossed that this is his final plan!
Number three: Saying goodbye to Chip, who at 19 took a week long road trip with his grade school buddy to Florida. Saying goodbye wasn’t a top moment – in fact, it was a pretty low moment. I was scared, worried, and sad that he’d be gone so long. But feeling proud of him for planning it all out, navigating the interstates, and acting all adult-like, was a great moment! And now that he’s had a taste of freedom, school, a full-time job, and moving out of the house suddenly look attractive to him. Woohoo!
Number four: Listening to my daughter master Pachelbel’s Canon in D on the piano. She sits for hours playing it over and over again, and often will just repeat one part of it til she has it down. It’s loud. No one can talk during it. But it’s beautiful, and I’m proud of her diligence. Perhaps I’ll share it with you all once she can make it through the whole piece without stuttering.
Number five: Realizing it’s okay that I stir my Fage yogurt. For months I’ve been dumping the fruit into the yogurt and stirring til it was completely mixed. Then one day, I looked closely at the directions. “Please do not stir.” it said. I felt sick. All this time I’ve been doing it wrong! Me! Miss Goody-Two-Shoes! So I went hunting on-line for the reason. Turns out it’s just a preference thing. Whew. I prefer mine to be stirred.
Number six: Saying yes to a co-worker who asked me to bake a cake for her. Correction. Multiple cakes. All with white icing (but multiple cake flavors). All decorated fancily. All for her daughter’s special Quinceañera – Sweet 15 – which will have 250 people in attendance. Oh who am I kidding. That wasn’t a terrific summer moment. In fact, I think it was my lowest moment. What the heck was I thinking!? At least I have til mid-August to make ’em. (The procrastinator in me is definitely standing strong!)
As you can see, it’s been a pretty good summer so far and the fun hasn’t ended yet. Hubby and I have plane tickets to Orlando in September. He’s going for business. I’m tagging along to check out our new hotel, and to see if we’d be happy calling that area home. (Not Orlando necessarily, but perhaps some locations nearer the beach. I’ve already proven I don’t mind a long commute.)
In other good news, Amp has started band camp, so for two weeks he’ll be the antithesis of a sloth. Come to think of it, he may have had the right idea to store up energy all summer long for these two weeks. 10 hours a day of marching and playing can be pretty grueling.
The start of band camp and the fact that Mario is now taking her classroom portion of Driver’s Ed is a sad reminder that summer is coming to a close. I don’t mind the end of summer vacation, but I’m in NO way ready for the heat to leave. I must get a few more miles on my Shadow first! One long trip does not a summer make!