It's summer and there is nothing I can do about it. My ideal day would consist of a high temperature around 75 deg and a low of 55 deg. I am not a big fan of heat or sweating or the sun or sweating. The only thing that I have found that makes summer at all worthwhile is a swimming pool or the beach. I could stay in the water all day(with a gallon of sunscreen of course). I burn pretty easily. Unlike everybody else I know that can spend all day in the sun and come back about 10 shades browner. And even though I don't have the perfect bathing suit body, I still love getting in the water. I make it a person goal to get to the beach every summer if even for just one day. There is another good thing about the summer. Having the whole family home for 2 1/2 months. Leslie is ecstatic about being out of school. She had a great time in first grade and even got straight A's the entire year. I couldn't be prouder. We have a few plans already set up for the next couple of months. On monday, we are going to go take family pictures. The last time we tried this was when Charlotte was a few months old. The photographer had everybody set up and I was the last person to get into place. I hopped up onto the big carpeted cube we were going to sit on and I must have jumped with a little too much momentum and went over the otherside backwards. I ended up tearing down the backdrop and getting my foot stuck in some other backdrops. That was very embarrassing and luckily, the place we were at had a curtain in the doorway to the studio so nobody saw. Though, it would have been pretty great if the lady had snapped a picture right at that moment. Later this month, Leslie is going to San Antonio to stay with a friend of mine to visit with her daughter. And next month, she is going to the Girl Scout Daycamp that is being held here. Michael is going to be doing 3 planetarium shows a week during the summer. There are still only a handful of the people in huntsville that even know it exists. Hopefully doing so many shows will really get the word out. As for me, I'm going to be doing some job hunting. I can't do much of that during the school year because of not having childcare. And then there is the issue of finding a job that makes enough money so that I'm not just working to pay for daycare. There is a Target opening here next month and I have my sights set on them.
I'm finally starting to get sleepy so I'm going to try not to fight it. I stayed up watching the movie Marley & Me. It was a good movie, but since it's just about that time of the month, I cried and cried throughout the whole thing.
Oh yeah, here is something that also made me ok with summer being here(though technically it doesn't start for a couple of weeks)....I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and they already have an aisle with fall foliage in it! I am one of those people that gets energized by seeing halloween and christmas decorations in july. When I worked at Cracker Barrel we started decorating christmas trees in august. That was one of the best things about summer at that place!