Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer is supposed to be relaxing. . . .

Isn't it????

Ours was pretty relaxing until July came around.  Then this happened, so we are now dealing with getting estimates, workmen coming to the house, insurance claims, and (hopefully) the actual clean up will soon commence.  Also this week, we had friends visit from out of town over the weekend and our niece has been visiting all week.  We had some family over for, what turned out to be a small Fourth of July pool party.  But it still required some preparations.  I had a meeting on Monday and have since been emailing and planning in an effort to finalize some Vacation Bible School plans.  After a year on the market and one year in a lease-purchase agreement, we thought we would finally be closing on our former house at the end of the month.  It looks like that may very well fall through, so we are also dealing with our realtor and possible contract re-negotiaions.  Finally, in the midst of all that, I made one step toward new flooring in our dining room - a home improvement I had hoped to have done by the end of summer.  Two weeks after receiving the initial estimate, I finally made it back to the flooring store this evening to look at some other samples.  With the upcoming craziness, I have little hope that it will be complete before September.  (Maybe I'll shoot for Thanksgiving!)

Next week, the girls and I will be spending some time with my parents.  We are very much looking forward to that time.  I, for one, will thoroughly enjoy having some extra hands to help me keep the girls entertained and I always love going home for a few days.  Our next few weeks are super busy, so I intend to take full advantage of the opportunity for some relaxation!

When we get back, the whirlwind will resume.  I signed the girls up for three camps this summer - a lot for us - and it just so happens that the three camps occur back-to-back.  The first week will be Vacation Bible school which is always fun yet exhausting.  (See this post from last summer.)  After that, the big girls will have horseback riding camp for three days.  That will end with a pool party at our house.  Yep - about 12 squealing girls in our pool!  Finally, all the girls are doing music camp at our church.  Through all that, DW's travel schedule is absolutely insane.  After that, it will already be August and we will be into some full on birthday madness (DW is Aug. 6, Rachel is Aug. 9, and Emily is Aug. 11).  Then, onto school preparations and summer will be over!!!!!

So, as you can tell, I'm a little stressed at the moment.  It is only July 5th and my mind is already spinning toward the end of summer.  It is not that I want summer to end.  On the contrary, I know I really need to slow down, enjoy the time off, and RELAX!!  I'm trying, but anyone who knows me knows that I, in general, do not relax.  Fortunately, the weekend is just around the corner.  Hopefully, we can find something fun to do.  Perhaps DW and I can even squeeze in a date night.  And maybe, just maybe, I will chuck my to-do list out the window and enjoy the rest of this summer!!!  

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Robin Kramer said...

Sounds like you are so busy, Lisa! (I always think that summer will be relaxing, too. It is... yet it isn't, if that makes sense.)

I can't believe about your tree! Yikes!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

That makes perfect sense and that is exactly how I feel today!

Dawn said...

I could hear/feel your stress in your post. I'm so sorry! I totally understand. I just want time to stop so I can catch my breath.

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