If you could see me now I would be doing the happy summer dance! As a teacher and a BUSY mom, summer is such a reprieve from the crazy storm of life. This is the first week I have really started to chill out and enjoy the benefits of the summer break!
So for those of you who are wondering what a teacher does in the summer….here are some of my favs this week.
I was turning the whole family BLUE, by buying 10lbs of blueberries. We ate them, I froze them, we ate 24 blueberry muffins in less than 24 hours, made blueberry sauce to pour over ice cream and I made this lovely blueberry pie! I know this picture is not a glamor looking pie, the kind you see in cooking mags. But how else should a homemade blueberry pie look! It should look eaten and enjoyed, cuz that’s how blueberry pies should look in the summer!
I also froze lots of blueberries for future consumption. Please also note the the cool reminder a smart desperate mom stuck on the sink with masking tape for the summer.
I enjoyed taking The Inventor and a few friends to a nearby lake 2 days in a row. It’s not a swimming lake, it’s a fishing kind of relaxing, peaceful kind of lake. The Inventor was quite thrilled to do some fishin’ with a net! It’s the best kind for a kid whose parents are clueless about fishin’ Regardless, my multi-talented kid caught 3 small fish with the net. I think she got that skill from me since I once owned a net when I was 6. She was thrilled, and the fish are now living in our creek. Please don’t tell anyone from PETA.
I must also contrast the lovely picture above with this picture.
While sitting in my comfy chair and reading at the lake. I heard a strange noise behind me. I turned to find the outhouse cleaning truck there. Wow, after spending so much time in such wonderful facilities during baseball season I have always wondered……..well you know you have wondered it too…….how do they…..uh….how does the…….well you know what I mean. And now we all know, that cool little pipe works like a giant vacuum and sucks the blue goo stuff right into the truck. Where it goes from there, shall remain a great mystery!
Another Fav this week is some much needed Me time! Here I am A-L-O-N-E in my house! This never happens. I was home for almost 2 glorious hours! Ahhhhhh, it was nice, don’t I look happy! Please note I took this glam shot of me pointing the camera at my face having no idea what I took. Please also note, I wear no make-up most summer days, and you can tell in this picture….but who cares, I had 2 hours alone at home!!! 🙂
Another good thing is my handsome landscaper trimmed our bushes. Our bushes in the front of the house were almost as tall as Shaq, they needed a serious trim. So Drums went to work on ’em today, and they look so much better!
I am thankful for such a nice, relaxing week. Summer does this mamma good!
Wife to my sweet husband who was diagnosed almost 9 years ago at age 46 with Alzheimer's. Walking the journey with our two children now 24 and 22 with our eyes on God. It ain't always easy, but God is in it!
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