That’s right, summer is here!
This first week of my summer break is sure to be full, though. Today is Memorial Day and it is our first day of 100s in a while, so we’re probably staying inside for the most part. I’m still cleaning and grading and grading and cleaning.
Tomorrow is the end-of-school-year field trip to a local park and I’m driving/chaperoning. So, three hours will be taken up doing that. I also have some clean up work I need to do at work, so I will go do that between field trip and pick up time (an hour and a half or so). Wednesday, I scheduled the dog for a bath, flea treatment, etc. at Noon while DD is at school. Thursday is the last day of school, so DD gets out at Noon and we’re having her friend over for a sleepover (we did one last year with her as well). So, I’m trying to figure out what to do with them for 24 hours (Noon is early!). We are thinking Round Table for dinner and probably some sprinklers since it is going to be hot, maybe a movie…we’ll see. Friday, we leave for our mini-vacation to Monterey for our pre-hospital enjoyment. Monday is pre-op in the morning and then Tuesday is pacemaker placement surgery. Then, hospital for four to seven days (or so they say).
We went to the library yesterday and loaded up on books (I got three, DD got five and has already finished one). We are also reading the Wizard of Oz together (and that should take a while) and we got the Barnes and Noble classics with five novels in it, so we may just continue on through the four other Oz novels after we finish the original. I need to get the house clean and type up a list of things the house/pet-sitter needs to do before Friday. I have filled in my summer calendar with the Dollar movie choices (lots that my DD would like to see), my trip to San Diego for my grant workshop (and DD will stay with my in-laws in Bakersfield, so we’ll drive down and maybe stay a couple of days after), some Michael’s craft workshops, two different art camps, one ice cream camp, one cooking camp, a camping trip with friends…so, we have a full summer planned already! It is strange to be able to make summer plans because the past three or four summers I have been dealing with a sick parent and the need to be flexible. This summer, I only have to worry about DD’s recovery, which should be relatively easy (fingers crossed). It will prevent swim lessons until more towards the end of summer, but I might just go back to enrolling her during the Winter at our swim school to insure she knows how to swim safely by her 8th birthday and can maybe do summer swim team next year. I will probably try to spend some weekends helping my sister with my parent’s house that she has been doing a ton of work on to get it ready for sale as well.
So, overall, I’m happy summer is here, I’m happy to have a plan and I’m looking forward to the next 10-12 weeks or so!
What about you? Do you have summers off? Are you planning anything fun and/or exciting?