Yes, the summer heat is back. I don't like it. It saps my energy. But I am so very grateful for the real winter, rainy cool spring, and temperate summer we've had so far. It makes it a lot easier to bear knowing that fall isn't far away. It's the years when the heat starts in March that I feel as though I'm going to explode by June.
Tomorrow morning Dirk will start the last stage of this summer's projects: painting and installing baseboards, crown molding, and decorative shelving in our bedroom. As soon as that's done (and I'm about ready to have it all done!) I'll be ready to get a few more pictures up. But did I mention that I love it?
The week was a busy one, with another busy one to come. I'm glad I didn't push myself to start school in early August this year as I do some years. With the big family vacation, the massive redecorating, and getting in a groove with some business projects, I needed to leave myself a little breathing room. It's taken me a lot of years to know myself...I'd have saved myself a lot of grief earlier in my life if I'd taken care to pace myself better. But then, perhaps your fifties are an appropriate time to be taking advantage of the lessons learned in previous decades. Whatever, I'll take them...
What I DON'T want to have to take is the inch of gray roots peeking out under my highlights. That part of aging I could do without! Time to get the hairdresser on the line.
I've missed reading lately...other important things have crowded it out temporarily. Once my school planning is complete I hope to get back to a few books, my iPod books, and my Netflix list. I've been seeing some great reads reviewed on other blogs and I have got to move fast!
I'm also getting the "hankerin' " (sorry, a word specific to southerners over 40 years old) to do some sewing, cross-stitching, crocheting, quilting, something with my hands again this fall. Okay, well,scratch the cross-stitching. I already gave the majority of my eyesight to 22 count Hardanger and I probably can't afford any more losses on that score. But looking through my scrap drawers this week had my mouth watering and wondering where I could fit that in.
Speaking of fitting stuff in, I'm still looking for a day this week to do our chicken freezer meals. Need to get that done before I forget how good Monday felt!
And because I'm rather shallow today I leave you with this: is it a sad world when the courts have to decide who's the better parent, Britney Spears or Kevin Federline? Sheesh...
Happy Sunday night!