Summer is winding down to an end and I couldn't be more relieved. It was a bit of a rough road this season and I am looking forward to turning over a new leaf. One of the best parts of fall...the beginning of the new school year!! I love my daughter to death, and I love spending time with her. But her going to school means that she has something that occupies her time during the day while I catch up on sleep after work. It means we have a SCHEDULE again. It isn't all about catching an hour here and two hours there when I can get it. It definitely helps my level of energy and my mood.
I've been trying to think of productive things to fill my time with lately. Thinking of being the important part of that sentence...I have yet to put many of these plans into action, but at least I'm slowly building up a list that I can knock things off of. Step one was changing out all of the fluorescent lightbulbs in the house that had been burned out for over a year now...that was a good 2 hour project. (Mainly due to the fact that the hubby had to take 2 trips to the hardware store instead of just 1...) We've been working on keeping the house in a presentable state, even though we don't have visitors over all that often.
I'd like to have more social gatherings at our house. I'm really starting to feel like it's home (it only took a year and a half for that one to sink in) and I want to share my home with all of my friends and family! We have a beautiful backyard when the grass is cut and the plants are growing. It's perfect for cookouts and other gatherings. I feel we need to be more social. I talk with so many people online and through texts and phone calls. I miss the face-to-face conversations that used to happen before all of this technology took over.
Am I the only one who feels that way??
Addendum - I have recently started and finished the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who has enjoyed either the Twilight series, the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, or any well-written love stories. I am emphasizing the well-written part. I loved the books and am already starting to re-read them....just wanted to pass that on to anyone who's been hesitant to start with them!!