Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer and Favorite Days

We've been home from our misadventure for nearly a month now, and we've been so busy enjoying our summer that it has flown by.

I've been enjoying the excuse of the beach volleyball team Richard is on as a chance to take Wicket down to the lake.  It's beautiful down there all day, but especially at sunset.

This past weekend we hosted a rummage sale at our house, and boy oh boy was our driveway chock full of stuff.  We put out our outgrown furniture and clutter and upgraded appliances, along with "donations" from my parents, sister, and in-laws.  Even my employer, who stopped by so two of the girls I care for could have a lemonade stand, couldn't stop exclaiming "How do you have so much stuff?"

The sale was a rousing success and we netted about $200 which we immediately spent (and then some) at Ikea on Monday.  We picked up new bookshelves, furniture, various organizing devices, and a piece or two of art.

Now we're just trying to ride out the heat advisory for this week by spending time indoors organizing, cleaning, and finally putting up art.  Maybe we'll finally get the last wall in the basement installed... but that requires a jaunt outside to the hardware store, so we'll see.

I can't wait for my day running the girls around this week.  While the oldest three are at summer school for a couple of hours I get Miss H all to myself and we get to spend time at the library learning letters, doing puzzles and reading.  It's easily becoming my favorite day of the week.


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