I give up. Time just speeds by. I feel like I'm busy. In fact, I am busy. But when I look at the calendar it's obvious that I have been sitting on my thumbs for about two years. Wasn't I just in Paris? We're on a rowing break which is kind of awesome. Andy is doing some kind of strength/conditioning camp thing two days a week. Compared to three hours a day six days a week, that's a cake walk. He continues to search for a summer job - so many places only hire people 18 and older. In the meantime, he's been picking up odd jobs when he can.
With the rowing break, I thought things would slow down a bit. When it was still relatively cool, I started painting the shutters on the house. I WILL finish them tomorrow. I don't mind climbing the mountainous ladder - I just mind the news people tell me it's going to feel like 105 when I'm up there. Who does that help? No one.
Before I could finish the shutters, we ran into lots of rowing. Then . . . who knew? We became party people. Graduations, birthdays, it's Saturday - all kinds of parties. Up front, it's kind of fun to finally be in the "cool" group. Only took me 52 years and what's cool has changed quite a bit over the years. Anyway - we've been eating and drinking our way through Orlando and we're going to continue for the next week or two.
I'm mostly excited that Danny will be coming home on Thursday. He's only been to this house once before. Weird, huh? I got to see him back in December but Mike and the brothers have not seen him for over a year. I'm so, so, so, thrilled to have all six of us together. We're all pretty excited. Since he's missed the past two Thanksgivings with us, we're hosting a Thanksgiving-in-July cookout. My sister is even coming with 2/3 of her kids! (If you have food ideas, please share in the comments!!!) I think we'll have between 25-35 people. If I haven't officially invited you and you're in Orlando - you're invited July 15 around 4:30.
In other news, I've started a new side business - Overalls Overhauls. I have spent so much time over the past (yikes!) 25 or so years redoing furniture, and I LOVE doing it, that I thought I might as well start selling the stuff instead of cramming my own house full of "just one more adorable" whatever. To my Facebook friends, I apologize. So much of this is a GIANT learning curve for me. I'm getting it now and soon I should have my personal and my business pages working independently. If you're on Instagram, I will apologize in advance - that's next week's project.
Hope all is well in your worlds.