Well maybe not technically and not for everyone in our area either. But for us, the summer is coming to a quick close.
All because of football. Now he’s been going to football practice since last June when they started spring ball. During the summer it’s no pads or drills, just conditioning and hitting the weight room. With vacations and family stuff there were quite a few missed practices in the Selby house. I feel bad for not pushing him to go just a little more, but I didn’t want to wake up at 7am M-F either.
I know there are quite a few places around the country that are starting school already and that blows my mind. We don’t have air conditioning in very many buildings in western Washington. The kids would fry and it would be a waste. Plus, it’s our only sunshine month, why are your kids going back to school in August. September is back to school time!
Regular football practice starts on the 21st this year so we have a couple of extra weeks to pretend school isn’t imminent. I’m not looking forward to having to drive him every day and I haven’t worked out a deal with anyone about taking him and giving them gas money. lol Note to self: GET ON THAT.
Hubby is just about done with his stacked vacation time he had. It’s crazy how many days in a row he was able to get off. In fact he’s thinking of going back early and just banking the last vacation day he has scheduled. We don’t have plans so it’s silly to use it. Or at least he says that until it gets closer and he still doesn’t want to go back.
This summer we spent even more time camping. We spent a lot more time as a three person family since the oldest is of an age that she doesn’t want to hang with us. I get that, I didn’t want to be with my parents at all. Especially if I could take off with my boyfriend.
We’ve been gardening and that was a new venture for us. I grew up having a 3/4 acre garden at my parents house. But they lived in the valley and their soil is rich. You can grow anything down there in their dirt. Everything dies in our flower beds and we trucked in soil for our raised beds. It’s good soil but it’s still not valley soil that is full of nutrients. We’ve grown weird things that we probably won’t again and I learned that cilantro does NOT grow as a low lying bush.
It’s been a fun summer and an eventful one. Daughter graduated and then a month later turned 18. It’s been a lot of trying to find things that she is willing to do with us or even just with her Dad. I’m well aware that I’m enemy number one so I just try to stay out of the way as much as possible in order to keep the peace.
She doesn’t go off to college until the end of September. Still plenty of time to plan a big potluck party before we kick her out of the nest. She’ll also get a chance to go watch her brother play in some games and go bug her favorite teacher before she leaves.
I’m looking forward to more camping trips next year. We’ll see what we’re camping in since we’ve decided to sell the big trailer. Doesn’t matter to me as long as I have a bed, kitchen and toilet. Momma don’t tent camp.
These last few weeks before school starts up for the youngest will be filled with some hiking trips, fishing, hopefully some more fishing and yard work. It’s crazy how fast the yard can get out of control. Especially when you hate yardwork. I mean, jeesh, why don’t you just ask me to clean the house while your at it.
Is your summer finished or do you still have some big plans?