Summer is supposed to be a season filled with nothing to do. BBQs, laying on the beach,walking for ice cream each night and a whole lot of reading are the only activities required for summer time, because they're fun, relaxing, and involve nothing more than a pair of flip-flops, some reading material, and food! My summer has not been the least bit lazy or unproductive, as much as I wish it was...books aren't getting read, movies aren't getting watched, and we still haven't hosted that BBQ we've been promising my husband's coworkers for months.
Since June, I've been up to NY somewhere around 6 times. Now, I live in Northern Virginia and Upstate NY has both my and Aaron's hometowns, where most of our family still live, and it's "only" about a 7 hour drive up there. Do it five times in 6 weeks and you'll be ready to collapse. Especially when two of these trips have taken place with less than 24 hours of "relaxing time" in between.
We've also had a constant flow of houseguests, which I suppose it what happens when you live right outside a touristy area and have family in both NY and FL...we're the stopping point. Which is wonderful (love my fam), but I would really enjoy sitting on this screened-in deck with some ice tea and my TBR pile and not cleaning my house for company. More people on the way Sunday. Ahhhh!!!
What other craziness has been taking place in the Snow household? Well, we took in a puppy that is needing a new home, hoping to save her from being euthanized in a shelter. Great dog, well behaved for an 8 month old pup, but she's still very much a puppy. Oh and did I mention this makes THREE dogs in my 1000 sq ft house? Anyone looking for a sweet dog?? I'll drive her to you.
Oh and the office got painted and has new trim, I have a garden going (that's almost dead b/c of no rain), a new fence is going up in the side yard this weekend, another NY trip for a family reunion at the end of the month, with MORE houseguests the first weekend in August, it's been hotter than Hades, and I think I'm losing my mind.
How's YOUR summer going?