Our summer vacation official began last Thursday when Noah finished up his last day of 3rd grade! To celebrate, we set up the sprinkler and I made chocolate chip cookie sundaes. I was so ready for for school to be over with, and I know the kids were, too.
Ah, summer… Lazy days, ceiling fans, roses, lemonade, all that good stuff. But let’s keep it real, kids. There’s also poison ivy, mosquito bites, humidity, and plenty of bickering. It all evens out, you know. But the first few days of break have been pretty good, I will admit. The summer will be broken up by various camps and day trips, and I’ll do my best to keep my kids from getting too bored (while at the same time keeping my sanity).
Yesterday Drew drove Jake to his first camp of the year. The local Lions Club generous sponsored him for a week of NYS DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) camp. What a great opportunity! He will spend the week learning about wildlife, natural resources, and outdoor skills. This is right up my Boy Scout’s alley and he settled in quickly. This week Noah is at Cub Scout day camp, and he was beside himself with excitement! It should be a great week for both of them.
It’s been ages since I linked up with Sandra‘s Happy Homemaker Monday, so no time like the present, right?
As I look outside my window::: It’s a little cloudy, but really comfortable out this morning! The heat and humidity are supposed to rev up as the week goes on, so I’ll enjoy this while I can.
Right now I am::: Trying to decide if I want to run some errands today or save them for later in the week.
Thinking and pondering::: About an upcoming test I need to have done after my last thyroid ultrasound. I’m not too worried about it, but I just want to get everything done and over with already.
On my bedside table::: Oh, it’s just a mess right now. Lotion, medication, a water glass, various knittle needles and crochet hooks. I need to get it all straightened out and re-organized.
On my tv this week::: Not too much. There really hasn’t been anything getting my attention on Netflix lately.
Listening to::: Laura giggling as she watches “Poppy Cat.”
On the menu for this week:::
M: leftover pizza
T: BBQ chicken
W: London Broil
F: Hot dogs/hamburgers
On my to do list:::
– Drop off registration forms for rec camp at the town clerk’s office
– Drop off clothing donations
– Bank deposit
– Work in garden (cut some things back, plant some perennials and annuals)
Happening this week:::
Day camp for Noah, 4th of July, picking up Jake on Saturday. Not much else, which is fine by me!
What I am creating:::
I think this week I might dig my granny stripe blanket out of the closet and start working on it again.
My simple pleasure:::
Crossword puzzles – I’m obsessed with them lately!
Rubbing a lemon on your stainless steel sink will help remove hard water spots.
Looking around the house:::
Things definitely need tidying up. After giving the kids a little slack over the weekend as their summer vacation began, there are plenty of toys and crafts that need to be put back in their places.
From the camera:::
My blueberry bush that the kids gave me for Mother’s Day actually has some blueberries!
Hope you all have a wonderful week!