Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Minute – Summer is ending!

School starts tomorrow. Am I excited? Yes, in some ways. Am I sad? Yes, in other ways. Am I confused? Yes, always!

I’m craving to get my life back, with order and schedules and above all, time alone! I feel like everything has taken a back burner to my kids for frontcover2reducedthe past three months. And while that is not a bad thing at all, I’m way behind on stuff, like closing the books out for my cub scout pack (yes, I’m the treasurer – don’t laugh!), bill paying, coupon clipping, and especially on selling my book. In the retail world, Christmas comes in July, and I haven’t done a thing yet to promote By The Book into Holiday Gift Guides. Oh, and look, IT’S PAST JULY!

Yet, when I think about the fun I’ve had this summer with the kids, I get a bit wistful. Of course, none of us were perfectly behaved over the past 3 months, but all has been forgiven. They tolerated going with me to gym a few days a week, and I tolerated listening to Lego Star Wars on the Wii for an hour a day. We spent a lot of time relaxing at the pool and just hanging out, so all in all, we had a great summer.

And we had a whole list of places to go and things to do this summer, which, of course, we just started on last week. It was a really busy week! (Am I the only one who waits until the last minute to work on that list?)

So today is the last day of summer vacation. I’ll take tomorrow to celebrate/cry, and then life will get back to normal. How about you? Sad? Happy? Please let me know I’m normal!



  1. Definitely not sad. In fact, I'm lovin' it.

  2. If you cry tomorrow, I'm going to smack you. Hard. And snap you back to reality. You can either send them to school or be in the pool with them all day long. And I know exactly which one you will pick.