The geraniums are potted and thriving on the front porch. The freezer is packed from the last trip to Costco -- meat, fish and poultry for barbque, including hamburger and brats and buns. Also, popsicles and of course ice cream with sugar cones in the pantry. Because what is summer without spending evenings eating dripping ice cream cones, melting faster than we can lick them, while we're all gathered on the back porch?
My mornings consist of early rising (so much easier when I don't have to be up) and an hour on the back porch, with coffee, journal and a new favorite devotional book. The kids all get to sleep in, but not for too long as this is the first summer that all three of them have jobs! Joe has been working full time since last fall, Luke is coaching for little league baseball camps and Emily has a job with the city as a Junior Ranger -- cleaning up parks and gardens. Hard work, but at 14 she's thrilled to be making money! It's only half days, for five weeks, as the city tries to give as many kids as possible an opportunity to work.
All this, and baseball and softball games and practices. On Wednesday, I realized I had been at games or softball practices for nine days straight. Hauling the cooler which is filled with water and Gatorade and assorted snacks, and my new lawn chair that has a footrest and umbrella.
Last weekend, Emily had a tournament in Colorado Springs and Luke had one in Denver. So, Dan and I split up, he took the one close to home since staying in a hotel is somewhat of a busman's holiday for him. Emily and I splurged on a nicer-than-usual (for us) hotel and had a girls' weekend. Such fun!
I hope to get back to posting some more, but the lazy days of summer seem to be taking over many areas of my life. You should see the laundry room!
Til next time . . .