I love my back porch. You’d think I sit on it more. Maybe I should move my computer out there.
I was hanging plates and pictures up around the kitchen tonight. I thought it was probably about time I crossed some things off of the honey-do list. With all the vacations, trips, and trips-to-come I’ve not been a very productive sort this summer. It’s a small thing, hanging pictures, but something that’s easily overlooked when I’m in my normal rut. Plus we got a new bunch from Teresa’s parents while we were down there.
Did I mention my grass is dead? Evidently Georgia has been something of a sauna while we’ve been gone into the mild weather of Florida. But without the water you can ladle onto the hot-rocks… and the naked people wrapped in towels. Absolutely no rain, and hot, hot, hot. My yard is dry and crackling. I thought I’d come back to a jungle but instead I’ve come back to a savanna outside, but without the lions and giraffes.
I talked with Paul for a while the other night. USF is getting a pretty respectable football team and has even scheduled a game with Auburn this year. His oldest already knows how to say ‘Go Bulls!’, and he’s throwing a gameday party. Paul is, not Joshua. That’s September 8th.
Next week is a Labor Day party over at Kelley’s (we’re trading off parties this year, and since we did the 4th she gets Labor Day… so I guess we get Halloween). That’s September 2nd.
September 13th I head to Seattle to spend a week with my sister and celebrate her marriage. I return on the 19th.
September 23rd we head to North Carolina for a much-needed vacation (!). We’re going with a couple other of our families/friends at the same time so it will be more like a ‘let’s go have fun’ than ‘let’s get away’ type vacation.
Phew. I think I’m going to be ready for a rut after next month. Paul wanted me to go on a white-water rafting trip on the 21st…. but geez… 4 activities?? In the same MONTH?? You’ve got to be kidding me. I’m so stressed from all this leisure activity! I’m pretty sure that when I have to start looking at my calendar to see if I’m ‘free’ I need blood pressure medication.
Did I mention Teresa wants to paint the garage floor this weekend?
Yeah… that back porch is looking mighty attractive.