Sweet, Sweet Summer

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Well, hello! The summer is just zooming along, isn’t it? Ugh, I’m not enjoying the heat and humidity, though. Last week we had a couple absolutely perfect days — cool mornings, breezy days, just perfection! I want that back!

What’s making things even more unbearable is that our central A/C is not working for some reason. It worked earlier in the summer, so I have no idea what happened! We have someone coming out to look at it this week. Hopefully the fix won’t be too expensive. I swear, it’s more trouble than it’s worth considering we don’t use the central air a whole lot.

Other than that, things are great! D. is easing into his new job, and everyone seems to be adjusting well. Dinners are a little later than they were, and of course we miss him during the day. I’ve been getting back into a schedule, too. The days are so busy, and I love that.

There’s been a good balance of camps and down-time for the kids. N & L participated in a week of our town’s rec camp, which is basically good old fashioned crafts, games, and swimming in the pond. J. just came back from a week at NYSDEC Camp (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation). He was sponsored by a local civic group for the second year, and was thrilled to be able to go back! The kids are participating in the summer reading programs at local libraries, and they love getting their weekly prizes. It’s definitely been fun!

I’ve decided to pick up last summer’s afghan and try to finally finish it. I won’t make it in time to submit to the County Fair this year, but… there’s always next year, right? I’d rather do it right than rush through and have mistakes that drive me crazy. So I’ll be keeping you updated on my progress there.

Well, it’s time for me to get things organized for dinner! If you’re still looking for something to read, head over to my friend Sandra’s blog and read her post about blogging for yourself, and not getting sucked into the competition that it seems blogs have become. I could not agree more! I started this new blog because I felt my old blog (where I’d been writing for 14 years) had become something that just wasn’t me. I was trying to keep up, trying to monetize, trying to write like someone that, quite honestly, I’m just not. Does it mean that I won’t post the occasional review here? Of course not! But I’m staying true to myself this time — and that’s the difference.

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