Saturday, I slipped away to Joann’s for a few minutes. I had a 60% off coupon and knew exactly what I wanted to use it on… fusible fleece. It seems like a boring purchase, but at $8/yard, I wanted to stock up so that I had it. I use it for my placemats and I was out.
I have reached the point where I’m afraid to look at the next few weeks, but excited just the same for the excitement that comes with it. I’ve been trying to find time to get down to the craft garage to make placemats for the spring as I still have Easter ones on the table (I’ve turned them over, so they’re just purple now… but it doesn’t match at all), but there just hasn’t been time. Ball season does that to us…
I have a short week at work this week as I’m accompanying Thing 1 on a field trip to Dollywood with his photography class. Mom is coming over and hanging with us and then instead of coming back to Roanoke? She’s taking us home with her. I’m excited not only about spending time with my mom, but on the way home from Dollywood, we pass right by the Hobby Lobby. I’ve only been once, but I fell in love… The hubs will bring the rest of the children down with him Friday after work and Mom and I will sew while the hubs and my dad entertain the children. They will play rake ball (a game my dad made up that mirrors hockey slightly) and roll golf balls down the driveway, over, under, and around obstacles that they set up. They will also fish. My husband is probably equally excited about this trip.
But home from Tennessee on Monday and we’re in the throws of the end of the school year, end of the ball season, women’s retreats, and the grand finale of the next 3 weeks is Bible Boot Camp — that would be our VBS. And I would be the director. It’s a little early this year, but I know that we can make it happen.
It’s just a question of whether or not I will have any hair when it’s all said and done.
I’m sure I will.
And then I’ll mutter something about never doing it again…
But I will.
But once VBS is over and the ball equipment put up for the season, summer begins. I have no commitments this summer short of my normal nursery duty at church. There are no girl scouts. There’s no baseball. Or softball. Or cheerleading. I can come home from work and head to the craft garage… or I can sit on the couch and watch TV (our newest show is Revenge…thanks to Netflix, I can be a late comer to the party.) I can weed the garden or just sit in the evenings and watch the chickens… you’d be amazed at the entertainment they provide. We can continue to read in the evenings. (Thing 3 is WAY into “To Kill a Mockingbird” right now and we are loving it!)
Perhaps, even, I can keep ontop of my house… and the laundry…ball season wreaks havoc on the house…
And while there is a revolving door on the house for the children who come and go (there are only 3 weeks this summer that we will have all 4 children at the same time), I’ll be here… just enjoying life.
Which I think is a pretty good plan for summer.
And who knows…. maybe I’ll even have the Easter decorations down by then.
Until next time…