The second rose to bloom on the gift my oldest gave me. I think it’s neat that there were two rose blooms – one for each of our sons. This one still has some rain in it from the storms we had last night. Yes. More Thunderstorms – violent ones at that. We keep saying how we’ve never seen storms this frequent and this severe in a long time. Constant lightning for hours and hours. Then the storms just errupts over us – wicked winds, hail, debris everywhere. It’s like the summer is going out with a bang.
This is the last week of my Summer Vacation from School. Yes. I shall return September 4th. Sigh. It’s been a really nice summer. Very busy. But I’ve really enjoyed it. I promised myself that we would do our best to enjoy whatever we did this summer and I think we’ve succeeded. And I really did get to do pretty much everything I had planned. Most importantly, I got to spend time with the people that matter most to me -family and friends alike – and how can anytime spent like that be bad? Our oldest is heading back for his sophmore year of college this coming weekend – Just when we get used to having him around – he’s gone back to school. Our youngest is heading into his sophmore year of highschool. I’m glad we were able to spend vacation time with them this year – they just change so quickly. And all that other cliche stuff you can say about your children getting older. It’s funny. I don’t think I’m busier because I have kids – I just know that when they are around, I want to be with them, so I’m busier being WITH my kids. And as long as they want to be around us, too, well – time well spent! As for the things I didn’t get to do this summer – well, so much good was had, I can’t really spend any time with regrets. Honestly, I’m thankful for the days, the time off, the mostly decent weather. Summer is such a busy time for everyone – I’m glad I was able to enjoy it without worrying about the things I didn’t get to do! And the socks – let’s not forget the socks!!! I’m just starting the second sock of the eighth pair – !!! And DH has conceded to let me knit him the Cobblestone Pullover(links aren’t working for me right now, sorry!) from the latest Interweave knits!!! I’m so exited, I bugged the heck outta him about color choice yesterday. Plus – my youngest has also decided that I may knit him a Wallaby!!! And his color choice was much quicker. I’m going to be making a significant Cascade purchase soon. Of course – I do have several sweater’s worth of Cascade in my stash – do you think either one of them would have liked the colors? Nope. That’s ok. I plan on knitting a Cobblestone for myself when all that “other” knitting is done.
This week will prove to be hectic – but I plan to enjoy the heck out of my last week of Summer Vacation!