Thursday, June 21, 2012

The first official full day of summer

Another week is nearly over and summer holidays are almost here. Cody is in school today and also has his final swimming lesson this afternoon. Yes, we actually made it through all ten sessions, even though for the first six or more he begged me to let him quit. Poor Cody. He has never been very good around the water. Now he likes it, but I think he still prefers a different context than a swimming lesson. I can't really blame him. I do not recall ever loving my swimming lessons, but I always loved swimming.

The Dynamic Duo are happily munching their lunch now, which is good. We have had a quiet morning here. That's because I cheated. Yes, I turned on the TV. Well, Netflix, actually, which means they only have access to certain kids' shows, so it's not like I let them watch anything and everything. I try very hard to ban TV and any kind of video games almost every single day, but this morning I could not stay awake so I had to resort to desperate measures. It was Jamie's idea, actually. Haha. But at only a little past 9 a.m. I already needed a nap, and it wasn't just that I was tired. These days, when I need a nap, my body doesn't even give me any choice in the matter. It will not stay awake, so my best bet is to make sure the boys are safely occupied and then surrender to slumber. I must say, it felt awfully good. Especially after a night of nightmares and interrupted sleep. (And the nightmares were mine, not the boys'! Though Micah did come in at around 5 a.m. for some reason. I never did understand what he was saying. I sent him back to bed.)

Mike has one more full week of school (work) left and then he will be home for the summer. I can't tell you how relieved I am that he will be here full time in the very near future. There is so much to be done and I am having quite a time getting any of it accomplished. So for the rest of the afternoon, I will attempt to get as much cleaning done as I can do without hurting myself. Beyond that, I have no plans. I am really looking forward to getting some of my energy back, but it may not happen until some time in August.

I suppose I don't have a ton to report today, despite having a busy week. Cody had his Kindergarten grad on Tuesday, which was fun. Yesterday we went to my sister's place for the day. I left the boys there in the morning while I drove to town for my doctor appointment and then we spent the afternoon there. Then last night I went to my very first ever town meeting. Now I feel like a true small town girl.

But besides all that, I just want to leave you with a few photos of what it looks like in our bush right now. These don't really do it justice, but as you drive down our winding driveway (which is a terrible, mucky mess right now), looking into the lush green trees you can see an absolute explosion of pink. For some reason, this year wild roses have bloomed everywhere and they are beautiful. You might have to click on these pictures to get them big enough to see what I'm talking about. In real life, it's more beautiful and it's hard to believe how many roses there are. But here are a few shots to give you an idea. Happy summer, everyone.

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