I really am not a summer gal. I don't particularly like the beach. Or the pool (which got some use this summer, but we haven't been in it for a month, as the weather hasn't been pool-ish). I don't like to be hot. Or sticky. The noise of the air conditioner bugs me. People hang out on the streets, and I don't care to listen to them either. There are bugs.
That said....I love the last 2 weeks of summer. Most people are "sad" that summer is over....back to real schedules, back to the craziness that accompanies kid activities. On the flip side....most people dig Fall. Even though Fall doesn't officially start for several more weeks, Back to School is FALL.
Now, some of you may have already started school. If that is you....the Fall comment may not apply.
But for me....the LOVE part of the last 2 weeks is the changing around of G-man's and my schedules to cover the kids being home (no more camp). Normally I don't like changing the schedules, but in the last two weeks of summer....I am home more than usual.
I am working from home tomorrow (Wednesday), and working Thursday afternoon/evening (1:30-6:30). On a Wednesday, I typically work 5-6 hrs. I am going "work" for a few hours in the morning....do some house stuff.....work some more. G-man has a training, so he will actually be home in the evening. We are going to take the kids to get their first day of school outfits (both of them are growing like crazy, so we aren't buying much right now. I just bought shoes for them over the weekend, and Sassy is in a Women's 6.5-7!!!!)
Thursday morning I will take the kids to finish the school supply list. Again, do a few things around the house. And in the afternoon....my office will be quiet (heck, after 3pm, there usually isn't anyone there!!). I will get stuff done. Finish the filing in my stocking feet while listening to "Today's Hits" on Pandora. I LOVE that part of my day.
Love all that stuff!!!
Plus....Sept 1 is my unofficial "Fall Decor" date. The kids like the little scarecrows we put out. My mum didn't make it, so I will need a new mum. Rest in Peace, mum. We had a good run.
I love the deep cleaning I do before putting out my pumpkins and stuff. And I am already looking forward to Oct 1, when I can put out the Halloween stuff!!! I have DIY things I would like to add in this year....hoping they work out.
Of course, we are going to be painting the living room in a few weeks....so minimal decor will go in there at the moment.
EEEEKKKKKK! Love that this is sooooo close.