|Chase saw him first yesterday morning.|
I know, it has been summer for a while now. But it is officially my summer time. I finished the last of my class work Friday night and am ready to veg out until late August when my classes start up again. This was the first summer that I took classes, and I know it won't be my last. The nice thing is that for the next year, I can go part time. Whew.
There are no real plans for this summer. Well, I take that back. I don't have any real plans for the rest of the summer. Things for Chase and Steve are getting ready to pick up. They're going camping this weekend with the Scouts. I'm not quite sure what I will do with myself for three days and two whole nights! You know.. other than knit, read, sleep, and most likely clean and de-clutter the house.
Two weeks later they're going to sleep on a submarine. I thought about going instead of Steve, but the thought of being stuck in confined quarters with 30 8-11 year olds did not sound like fun to me. I tried to convince myself that while the boys are sleeping on the submarine, I could entertain myself at the the fiber festival, but alas, my wallet won't allow that little luxury right now (besides, I have oodles of projects I should be working on right now).
I think a staycation is what I will have!
In garden news, we got about six snow pea pods this season before the heat just burnt those poor little plants up. Our tomatoes, for the most part, are doing well. There has been some evidence of end rot again this year, so Chase and I dosed the entire garden with antacids (thanks again, Tracey, for the tip!!). The little black cherry tomatoes seem to be doing well, and are nice treat right off the vine.
Oh and we have zucchini! There are three right now that I can see. I am hopeful that the pumpkins and watermelons will produce. Mom keeps telling me to be patient. This has been such a hot summer that I shouldn't give up on anything yet. It's hard. I told the pumpkins this was their last year as an attempt before I cut them off the list like I did the corn. Patience..patience..breathe.
I also went on four interviews last week. I went months without even a nibble and then suddenly back to back (to back, to back) interviews. I have another this week, too. So I am staying hopeful that a job offer will come from one of these. I really need to be working again! I miss it so much.
And in case anyone is wondering..
Steve was working in Anderson, Indiana last Friday and Saturday and with a little bit of sneakiness, he surprised Mom at work and took her out to dinner. Mom is doing quite well. It's always nice to see that she is, though. (Plus this was the first time she got to show off her son-in-law to all of her co-workers!)
So hello summer -- sorry I was late for the party. Lets enjoy the next few weeks.