Whatever happened to the lazy days of summer?

One of the best things about my job working at a school is that I have the summer off. Well, really, not the whole summer, just the months of June and July. But even for that, I am grateful! By the way, do you remember the days when we would get out of school the first week of June and not go back until after Labor Day weekend?! Whatever happened to that schedule?

Anyway, I have not been able to sleep in one single day since I've been off. Most days I get up between 6 and 6:30 a.m. The latest I've slept in was 7:30 a.m. And I have not really been able to just "chill" and do absolutely nothing. The first two weeks I was out of school, I was cleaning the house like a mad woman--even scrubbing floors for hours with a toothbrush! Then I decided to organize the office and clean out drawers and old files and from there, I moved to the outside of the house! My poor hubby! I've had him cutting down trees, and he and I have worked like mexicans the past couple of days trimming bushes, weedeating, cutting limbs, edging, etc. {No offense to any of my mexican friends out there! I think y'all are the hardest working people I know!}

Today, I'm paying for it. I don't know if it's because I've been working out or from working in the yard, but I have sore muscles where I didn't even know I had muscles! But there's no rest for the weary! Gary's daughter and her husband and baby are coming in town for the weekend, so it's off to mop, dust, and get the guest room ready! Amazing how your perspective of a "clean house" changes when you know a baby will be crawling around!

I do plan to finish out the summer taking advantage of "lazy" though... I'll be vegging in West Palm Beach July 22nd - August 4th, then it's back to reality August 5th... what a wake-up call!

4 sweet friends had to say...:

Kat said...

I remember those long summers when we were younger. Now schools have crazy ideas.

Good for you though for getting lots done. Enjoy the baby's visit.

Hugs!
Kat

(I'm so excited you're blogging again.)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, girl! Thanks for stopping by. It's so hard to stay in touch with everyone now, there's not enough time in the day. So thanks for saying hello & I hope you are enjoying your summer! xoxo

Musicaljean said...

Honey, I hate to tell you, but you're late for that West Palm Beach vacation - if it was indeed supposed to start on June 22nd.

Tracey-RealEstateGirl said...

*oops! Supposed to say "July"!!! I'll fix it---sure don't want to miss it!!! :-)

 
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