Monday, June 9, 2008

My Summer Experiment

In response to all the peer pressure, I have decided to start a blog...on a trial basis only. I hope this will be a good way to journal our family life, to make myself learn a little more about simple programming (Jenni, maybe you can mentor me), and most importantly I hope this will help me keep in touch with my friends and relatives. Maybe it will even take the place of my way-too-outdated scrapbooks. What I don't want this to become is a burden and another "to do" on my long list of chores I dread. So I'm willing to give it a trial run for the summer. If if love capturing all our summer adventures in cyberspace, I'll continue to post. Otherwise, you'll just have to resort to email and real conversations to keep in touch.

Today is the first day of summer break for all my children. I had delusions of a relaxed morning for all of us followed by a little shopping, lunch, and maybe some pleasant time in the evening spent gardening. I even kept the children up late last night with directions to sleep in--and an implied threat that early risers would get to have a head start on their morning jobs instead of watching TV. I've pretty much counted down for two weeks to sleep in this Monday. Too bad I forgot to turn off my internal alarm clock; I woke up at 6:00 a.m. I gave up and got out of bed at 6:30 a.m. Still, the quiet morning time was nice. Of course, reality kicked in at 8:00 a.m. when hungry mouths started making breakfast demands, and from then on, my day was just as hectic as ever. But I spent the day with the kids; we played together and worked a little; Kent and I finished a project in the back yard (pictures to follow eventually); and we all ate ice cream with sugar cones (my favorite) in the evening. The highlight of this first day of summer was the sweet aroma of the Russian olive trees in our neighborhood. My fragrant lilac blooms are just fading out, so it was a treat to have my favorite smell of summer return tonight.

Woohoo! One post is out of the way, and that wasn't even too painful!

7 comments:

mindy said...

whoo hoo! welcome to the land of Blog. :o)

Charlotte said...

My kids aren't out of school for another week, but I am already planning my summer activities. The staying up late so they will sleep in ploy never works at our house. Not that I don't keep trying . . .

Our family said...

Yeah, I'm so glad I have another blog to read. I'm totally addicted to it and I hate when I'm out of blogs to read and have to face doing housework instead.

JAKE & JENNI GLAUSER said...

I love the title! White house haha! I'm more than happy to help with whatever you want to know! Also, I think your scrapbooks are super cute... the only reason that I blog is that I don't have time to scrapbook.

Debra said...

This is great! And I'm laughing because guess what I just posted about a couple of days ago? Russian Olive!

Heather said...

You are so gonna love blogging! Plus then we get to keep on each others lives better. I can't wait to see pictures of your girls and especially of your little guy. We'll have to get together when Madilyn goes off track.

Vickie said...

All right! Love your blog title. Not too interested in blogging myself, but I do love reading my children's. I remember those summer days. You just steal yourself for it. It will be great; but you have to be somewhat organized and keep moving. There was actually an article about summertime fun with kids. 3 days of "vacation" and then back to clean your room + 1 chore. Activity, reading time and a homework page (regardless of the fact school is out). It does work to have some scheduled fun activities. They will grow up soon and the time will be gone. Enjoy while you can. (I want at least some of my granddaughters to learn Celtic dancing. Very energitic tap/clog dancing. Great costumes. And they actually have a little Irish blood in them. How much does that cost?