I had a blog once, wrote in it quite a lot. Can't figure out what happened to it...unless, now, wait a minute. This is that blog! Fancy that! I found it again.
Getting out of the habit of doing something is a killer...well, unless it's smoking. My excuse for my absence is that we switched to summer hours here. Basically, that means that school ended and the kids are home an awful lot more than they used to be. And they want things too, what is up with that?
I've been trying to be a bit strict about my own schedule. I used to love summer because it meant I didn't have to get up early. But when I did get up, I'd try to get stuff done but the kids would be bored and wanting my attention and I'd get cranky. Now, I get up at 6 am and exercise and get shit done. It's pretty awesome. Oh don't worry, I still get cranky, but not until 3 or 4 in the afternoon. Then it's like an hour or two until beer o'clock so it's really not that bad.
Here's what makes me smile: no more evening commitments. Toward the end of school we had activities every night from Monday thru Thursday and sometimes on Saturday. Everyday it was a mad rush to get home, get homework done, yell a bit, make dinner, eat dinner, rush someone out the door, yell some more (just for the hell of it), baths and bedtime. Now, I can make dinner any time I freakin' feel like it.
In addition to yelling and exercising, I have been busy. Our garden (I should put pictures up) is just beautiful. We have an abundance of collard greens and swiss chard and I have a ton of recipes for them if you need it. We had a bumper crop of lettuce but that finally went to seed luckily not before we picked it. My neighbor told me about green shakes: put lettuce (or other greens) in a blender with almond milk (or regular milk) a banana, some fruit (I used frozen blueberries) and blend. How healthy can you get? Greens and dairy and fruit....it's a multi-tasking shake.
Just so you know we are also growing blueberries, pumpkins, tomatoes, broccoli ('cause I'm chopping broccoli, had to do it), peppers, basil, watermelon, cucumbers. It's just so much fun.
So green shakes, gardens, exercising, driving the kids around, that's my summer so far. If it gets more exciting I'll let you know. And if it doesn't, well, I'll just make something up.