I think all the talk of lazy summer days is CRAZY. Who has lazy summer days?? I think I had a lazy summer day once. Before kids. Really. How can you be lazy when the kids are a never-ending whirl of motion that repeat phrases like can we have kool-aid? or It’s over 70* can we get out the sprinkler? When can I have a Popsicle? Where are my flip flops? I’ll be at the park! Can I play at the neighbors? Now can I have a Popsicle…I’ll still eat my lunch!
And do your children change clothes a hundred and twenty times a day? Are there 47 pair of shoes by the door? Wet towels in a heap on the lawn…or the middle of a bedroom floor? I know I’m not alone.
Don’t get me wrong, I love having my kids home all summer. There just isn’t any rest. At all. Ever.
So there’s the kids. Then there are the home-improvement projects. So far the second garden box, a new fence and railing on the deck and a solar tube in the bathroom. Next will be the roof, trellises on the garden boxes and trim painting. Oh, and edging and mulch along one side of the new fence. New gutters and maybe shutters.
And we’ve had frost and hail this month too. I replanted my tomatoes and peppers Sunday before it started raining.
I’m working full time all summer too. Can’t forget that. And wrapping up that volunteer position I quit.
My days are full. And finding that balance is a never-ending challenge. Slowly I am feeling like I’m making headway. So I’ll see you soon, OK?
**To be clear, mostly when I say “we” in reference to these outdoor projects, I mean my handy husband. He’s awesome. I provide support. And I haul dozens of bags of cement. That counts as work…a lot of work.
***That dog in the photos is our chocolate lab, J. She’s a good dog.