Thursday, July 21, 2011
Lazy, Like Summer
Well, I had planned to write about something serious today. There are many serious things going on in my life(homeschool, teen angst, my oldest slooooowwwly inching out the door) but I don't feel like writing about any of them.
I am in a pleasant mode of mini school, not many chores, and piddling around in the garden each day. That's about all that's going on here. It's nice not to be planning a move, worrying about fitting a new baby into our family, or any of the other major life events we have gone through in the last few years.
We are in a waiting time. Waiting to find out if our oldest will really serve our country and when and how, waiting on things with my husband's job, waiting to find out if our second son can finish high school early, waiting to get back to our budget and waiting to start a new year of school.
I have a huge list of things I could be writing about here but I haven't started on it. I just feel lazy, like summer. Not really lazy, but I do long for those days of summer that used to stretch out before me when the only thing I had to worry about was being bored. Fresh peaches from the trees in the backyard, an afternoon swim, and weekly visits to the Pacific marked my childhood summers. The excitement of the week was to scrape together some change and walk to the local convenience market for a piece of candy. The days stretched out long and hot until September when we would head back to school for another year of hard work.
I'm rethinking my commitment to year round school now. Not really. When Nathan finishes his General Science course with a 75% or above I have promised the whole homeschool a month off. That should happen around September. I should really start figuring out what I can do to keep my six homeschoolers busy and out of trouble for a whole month! Any suggestions? How is summer treating you?