For the first time in many, many years I am working a full-time job during the summer months. I have been fortunate up until now to have been able to spend the time at home with my kiddos while enjoying the activities that go along with the heat and lack of a schedule. Luckily, not sure if it can be considered luck or not, I am off work for the rest of this week so I can deal with storm damage issues. And yes, the little man and I are trying to squeeze in a summer activity or two while I’m home. Thankfully my new job has a great benefit package but with being a new employee…I will have to wait quite awhile before I can actually take time off for pleasure. No vacation for us this year.
So what am I missing? To be honest…nothing I can’t actually do after work or on the weekends. I do miss being able to shop for groceries without dealing with being run over by wild weekend crowds. And yes, I do miss being able to sleep in and wear my jammies all day. I miss not being able to get lost in my current work-in-progress and write when inspiration strikes. By the time I get home from work I’m scrambling to make dinner and/or do any cleaning or activities we have scheduled. I am lucky though to have a cowboy who isn’t scared to wash a dish, or two, and help with whatever it is I’m trying to cram in before bedtime.
Long story made short? Summer?! The only difference for me now is that it’s hot. Really, REALLY hot. And we grill outside more to keep from heating up the house with the use of the stove or oven. Oh…and swim. *deep sigh* Which means more work with cleaning the pool. Is there anyone else out there sharing my misery?! I won’t try to show my jealousy (too much) if you tell me about the wonderful family vacation you have planned. 😉 Enjoy your summer! I’m ready for fall and FOOTBALL!!