Here we are at the end of August, Labor Day weekend and the end of summer for all practical purposes upon us. Where on earth did the summer go?
I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t really even feel like I had an actual summer. Part of it was the weather – summer starting a bit late and being cooler than normal – and part of it was my schedule. Seven nearly back-to-back tennis tournaments through June and July will do that to you. I enjoyed myself as much as you can while driving to and fro across states, getting up earlier than I’d like for early morning match times, and making new friends with other tennis parents, but there are times when I can’t quite recall where I was when a particular event happened. It was all a bit of a whirlwind.
August hasn’t been much better with soccer getting started now. My daughter had her first game the week before the club’s annual end-of-summer tournament which normally kicks off the season. That tournament was this past weekend and the children played 8 games between them. Both their teams did very well (my son’s team won and my daughter’s team lost in the final) but it is surprising how exhausting it can be just to stand on the sidelines and watch. Maybe it isn’t so surprising when you have to be at the fields from 7am to 4pm each day.
Is it any wonder I’ve been a bit remiss in my blogging schedule lately?
Add into the mix my new job. Overall things have been going very well considering I haven’t worked regularly since 1997! Working has impacted my ability to work on projects at home – which I expected – but not necessarily as much as I expected. Just goes to show how much time I wasted when I had the full day at my disposal! I’m making progress on refinishing my stairs – which is taking longer than I expected though the drying time would have been a factor whether I was home or not. I’m also making progress on the quilt I started this summer, quilting one or two blocks an evening. Steady as she goes. Fancy cooking has gone out the window but I never much loved cooking anyway!
School starts next week which many parents look forward to, but I’m slightly ambivalent. Having the children back in some sort of daily routine is a good thing – adding in yet another layer of stuff that I need to stay on top of with regard to keeping them on track with their school work and activities, not so much. Have I ever mentioned that my daughter did a home-schooling tennis academy last year? She’s doing it again this year too…
This post is beginning to sound like a bit whiney, and it wasn’t meant to. I’m busy – everyone is busy. Life goes on. I’m trying to enjoy the journey each and every day because (other than death!) the destination point keeps changing.
Keep on keeping on… Maybe I’ll even get back to writing sometime too…