Well, I have thought about it, and researched and decided I just don't care enough to not blog. There's some old saying that eavesdroppers never hear good things about themselves.. and that's the attitude I'm taking. In the meantime.. I've gone hiking, blueberry picking twice, sat out in my chair and enjoyed the sun and read... have played in my garden, done some knitting (don't you just love that hat? I'm making her a sweater to match), taken a trip to the mall, seen my niece who just keeps getting cuter and played steel drums. The weather these past few days has been muggy and rainy and stormy and so I've been cooped up inside and I feel like I have cabin fever. I'm kind of looking forward to going back to school tomorrow, and at the same time I'm not ready for summer to end.
I often find myself at the end of vacation thinking about all the things I wanted to do, that I didn't get around too. This summer was driven by the rain. A lot of things on my vacation list that didn't get crossed off were rained out. Baseball games, a trip to the lake, a trip to the beach.. painting the front gate. Then at the end of July we found out that DH's contract job that he's had these past 3 years was going to end, and the last of the stuff didn't get crossed off due to a worry on my part about $$. I've since figured out that we can make this work, we just have to really do a better job of sticking to our budget and cut out some unnecessary spending, of which we've had a lot of. I was (this) close to paying off my credit card, which bought our new furniture back at Christmas.. but I'll figure that out as well.
In the meantime I have a son starting HS, a daughter starting MS (middle school) and a busy year of first/second grade ahead of me. I don't don't really feel like I'm ready for any of it, but like our principal says, "It's here whether we are ready for it or not". Bring it on!