Summer. We’ve hit the wall, I’m ready for summer to be over. June was a whirlwind of Summer School and Swim Team, we stayed busy but still had fun. July? July has been dragging since day one- AND IT’S NOT OVER YET! Without Summer School to keep us in check the July days have been one long drag of boredom. My friend Dawn has been keeping track of summer via instagram, according to her count we are on day 59. Every time I see her dated posts I feel a bit of pride and say to myself “You’ve made it 59 days and you haven’t lost your you-know-what yet!”
Only I did loose it on day 56. I couldn’t take the children’s arguing and deliberate sabotage attempts against one another one more min. I snapped. Thank heavens they were rescued by Papa- who arrived in the nick of time providing an excellent diversion! Today he whisked those older two off to Wyoming with him; where they will spend the remaining weeks of summer frolicking through the green and pleasant-ness that is a WY summer.
Which just leaves the littlest and I to endure the brown and hot that is an AZ summer for one more week before we too join in with the green pleasant-ness frolickings.
The only reason I managed to keep my crazy in check for 56 days was by spending as much time as possible in the sewing room. This dress (that my daughter was so thrilled to model this morning) is from vintage Simplicity 8714. I’ve made dresses, skirts, a bow tie, and started a bunch of embroidery projects. What are you doing to keep it all together this summer?