Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It's all about summer

And summer is almost over...I'm just going to list what this summer has been for me.

-floating the river with the guys
-blackberries and jelly
-olympics and knitting
-cooking foil dinners over a fire in the pasture
-hanging the laundry to dry
-watching boys grow up faster than I ever thought possible
-looking forward to a family reunion and then being home too soon

Older C has been working for a neighbor this summer. He is saving for a trip to Europe next spring. He is also picking and selling blackberries by the gallon. He's been working really hard and I'm proud of him. He also spent his first week at Scout Camp and had a stellar time.

Younger C went to a skate camp and had fun. He also went to Cub day camp for the first time as a scout! He loved it and was really worn out everyday. This week is a football camp for him at the school. So much fun before we are back to the grind of school.

I had a couple of inservice training meetings this week. I would love to take a sabbatical the first three weeks of school and have time to do some things at home. Hey, if wishes were horses, right? I'm teaching a friend how to sew which is fun. She is really catching on fast. Now don't laugh too hard on this one...I'm assistant coaching the volleyball in the Middle School this year. I figure I can give a lot of pointers to the ones who sit on the bench since that is all I ever did. We are doing a camp this week, and it's fun to get to know the girls in a different environment than the classroom.

I always think about where I was personally a year ago and feel good about the personal progress that I have made in a year. I think about where I will be in a year from now and I wonder what changes are afoot for our family. I always wish for that crystal ball that might give me a glimpse at all the answers.

One more thing. I'm ready The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. It was written in the mid 1800's and it's well written and really darn funny. I really love the time period and the antics of the characters. Okey dokey...Ta!!


crack'n up ourselves said...

Hey Hick Mo:

Really cool stuff about the boys. Big C is becoming quite the worker. I'm really impressed. Handsome boy is going to be playing football this fall, and I'm thinking about volunteering to help coach. I just don't know if that is the best idea. I've tried REALLY hard not to push into sports or to be a little league dad. So, I'll see.

I think it is way cool that you are going to coach volleyball. I always loved playing. Mr. Dalton had really hairy legs and arms, so that is the only advice I have for you (which shouldn't be too much of an issue).

I love Alexandre have to read the Count of Monte Cristo. Enjoy the rest of the summer.

troutdalites said...

You sound like you've had a very productive and relaxing summer. Good going! Call about Sat.!