...the days are long and the nights are short! During the school year, I often think, wait until summer. I'll have time to blog, make repairs to the house, read, try new recipes, garden...
Uh huh. Sure. The boys are up at 6 am and (if I'm diligent) in bed by 7:30 pm. In between, it's all mom, all the time. Well, not all the time but certainly most of it. Henry is enrolled in a couple of week long, 1/2 day camps. I have a babysitter lined up for one day a week, for six weeks or so. Other than that, the three of us are stuck to each other like glue. We're still tweaking our daily schedule. It's become clear that the boys (who don't nap) still need some down time in the afternoon. I practically have to force them to sit on the sofa and watch PBS kids. They want to go, go, go. But then they crash, crash, crash before dinner. My six year old, especially, gets quite nasty when he crashes. 'nuf said.
I'm trying to take each long day as it comes. There's plenty to do but not necessarily plenty of money to do it. (And boy can these guys eat! They want five meals a day, preferably at restaurants that serve ice cream.) Speaking of expenses, my search continues for someone to replace my countertops. As I am the only one on the planet who is not installing granite, no carpenter will give me the time of day. Even the ones who advertise, "no job too big or too small" have told me that my project is not worth their time. I have a small window of summer to get this done and am quite frustrated with the situation.
One reason my countertop budget is so small is that we are having one of these built in our backyard next week. I can't wait. (The boys are excited too.)
Happy Summer, everyone. Stay tuned for more blog posts, garden photos, recipe tricks and book reviews. Or not :)