You all remember writing one of these papers when you returned to school from summer vacation. I always hated writing these. My summers were pretty much the same each year. Play in the yard with my sister and friends and a two-three week road trip to see my grandparents and other relatives in Missouri.
This summer I had big plans! We were going to get the ceiling fan installed on the patio so it would be comfortable in the hot weather to visit with friends and family. We were going to finally get a water fountain for my back yard (the electrical outlet was put in when the yard was done six years ago). We were going to finish the little sidewalk in the back yard so I could have my flower pots on gravel instead of weeds. And I even thought we could try painting one room in the house since it has been over ten years since it was originally painted. And I was going to have a tooth pulled. Of course these were all projects that required my husband to participate and his summer turned out busier than I had hoped doing other projects. And I was going to have my book, Allergic to Life, finished.
Plans fail. With the exception of my book finally being prepared for the printer, none of the above happened. The ceiling fans never came on sale or at least anything that we wanted and I am hoping when it cools down I will find one. I never made it to look at water fountains (hmm maybe this fall we can work on this project). The sidewalk didn’t get started because it just got hot and my husband had so many other projects going nothing happened there either. To do the paint, I would have to be away from the house and I never got around to trying to choose a new color. I am still waiting for an oral surgeon willing to work with me.
What did I do then? I went to a baseball game with my husband and daughters while my younger daughter was here to visit and got great tickets up and away from most people. I made a trip to the beach with my husband, daughter, and grandson. I attended my granddaughter’s birthday party and went to an outdoor dinner with girlfriends. Hours were spent on reading through rounds of proofs for the book and it finally is on its way.
All in all it has been a much quieter and less productive summer than I had hoped for. I would love to hear what you did this summer? Did you do anything exciting? Did you go anywhere? Did you complete any big projects?