The good news is, over the last three days, the children and I have been extremely productive. I'm totally taking advantage of their enthusiasm at being home for the summer, and working them like slaves in the salt mines. It's such a change from school routines that they haven't complained yet. Obviously, I have no time for blogging this week because I have to capitalize on enthusiasm like that while I can.
Here's what we've done so far:
- mowed the entire lawn. Our yard is huge. I volunteered to take on all lawn mowing duties this summer, as a form of exercise. Pushing a huge mower all over a huge lawn in the blazing sun has to burn some calories, right? It also makes me feel mighty proud when I see the lawn all nicely groomed and looking good when I'm done.
- Weeded most of the flower beds in the backyard. (WHAT was I thinking five years ago when I approved the creation of all of those beds?) It's definitely a chore I was glad to have the children helping with. They are getting pretty good at weeding.
- Planted a salsa garden.
- Planted hundreds of zinnia and sunflower seeds, in hopes that we'll have lots of flowers to cut later in the summer.
- Planted 48 dwarf marigold plants around the edges of the salsa garden and zinnia beds.
- Deep cleaned the girls' room. Three garbage bags full of.....stuff....were filled and taken to the trash, and I haven't even finished the closets.
- Rearranged the girls' room. Endeavor and I figured out a way to divide the large room equally in half, and both girls are pleased with the new arrangement. I have a feeling it is going to be easier for them to keep it clean, because all possibility of arguing over what belongs to whom has been eliminated.
- Started pulling stuff out to the garage for the neighborhood yard sale this weekend. (Which I just found out about yesterday, grrrrrr.) I'm a little overwhelmed.
Wish me luck! I've got a lot to do to get ready for the yard sale. How's your summer going, so far?