Well, Sean is home from school. Summer is officially upon us! My two weeks of non-homeschooling laziness are over and I'm feeling inspired to get back to work around here. Sean just signed two writing contracts for the summer, so he will be busy with that along with three weeks of leading teacher's workshops. I admire any wife who has a stay at home working husband. It is a hard balance for me to find what life looks like with Dad home all the time. It's hard to leave him alone and let him work. It's hard to drop my work and run off and play at a moment's notice. But, it's such a blessing to have him here. He's much more fun than me. The boys are already becoming more attached to him. Fall is going to be a hard adjustment for them I fear.
I got crazy last weekend garage sale shopping. I picked up a much needed vacuum with attachments for $3. I also found a love seat and couch for the school/play room to replace the couch that is literally thread bare from so much love. But of course, the addition required a complete rearranging of the room and reorganization of the school books. We'll be looking for a different solution for the TV. I'm thinking about a locking media cart that can be put in the corner. We'll see.
This week , in typical Monica fashion, I got a wild idea and decided to cook for the month of June. I find it hard to put dinner on the table in the summer. I'd much rather be outside, so there's the temptation to go out to eat or shop convenience foods which is really a waste of money. There's a sense of relief now when I open the freezer door. Now, I can work on other projects that are calling my name.
We're having a water drinking/exercising contest at our house. These are two areas of healthy living that we aren't consistently intentional about in our family. We are making a chart and checking off our daily progress. Those who reach their goals each week will get a prize. I'm trying to think of a good prize before next Monday. Any ideas? Hopefully this will spur me on in reaching my Weight Watcher's goals. I've committed to the program for one year (started in February). I don't want to be the mom with a five year old still carrying around her baby weight. It's been slow, slow progress thus far, but progress nonetheless.
I fully intend to take advantage of every free deal possible this summer. We've already enjoyed free Sonic Rootbeer Floats. The library coupons are rolling in which is always a treat. I think Sean is going to enjoy taking to kids to the free movies while I'm at work each week. Please let me of any deals you might run across.
I've got a few projects up my sleeve. It involves taking these to a whole new level. Stay tuned.