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 Maybe it will even take the place of my way-too-outdated scrapbooks.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!