And I'd go on about why it gets neglected, but if you have read my blog for any length of time, or if you know me at all, then you know that my children are on the summer parks and rec swim team. And taking the kids to practice and meets for swim team takes up a big bulk of my time in the summer.
And if that wasn't enough, Flower just finished up acting the summer parks and rec outdoor production of Les Miserables. She tried out in May and got a part in the Children's Ensemble. She LOVED it. She did a great job - in fact everyone in the production did a great job. They started practice in Mid May and then started performing the last weekend of June and the first two weekends in July. There would have been 12 performances, but we have been suffering through a dreadful heat wave/drought and the performance had to be cancelled on one night, so they "only" ended up having 11 performances.
AND, Jelly Bean was also doing long course events for her competitive swim team, which included a few travel meets. And she was also practicing with this team about 16 hours a week, in addition to the 4 hours a week practicing with her summer team.
Oh, and I got a different job! I was contacted in mid June by a contracting company who wanted to hire me on an 8 week contract to do technical writing. So still working full-time, but a) I have the flexibility to work from home a couple days a week b) the pay is much better and c) it is doing something that I enjoy MUCH better than what I was doing before.
But today, we finished summer swim team with a WIN at swim team conference, and Flower finished up her play last weekend. I'm still working for another month, but like I said, I have more flexibility than I did earlier in the summer.
So things SHOULD be calming down. We will see what happens. It seems like I will say something like that and then, poof, I'll be crazy busy for some reason. But in theory, I should be calming down and I can devote more time to the blog. Let's see if that actually happens :)
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