The past couple of weeks were hectic but it’s over. The house project is completed. Both sets of house guests are gone and the family reunion is done. The cats are still recovering from the trauma. It takes a lot of Friskies and catnip to soothe my cats. For me, I much prefer Starbucks and chocolate with a dose of ice cream thrown in. Make that an occasional margarita too.
Over the past two months or so, the beloved husband and I have been working hard to get the house project finished before the house guests arrived. That involved working from sunup to sundown. There was dirt and dust and chaos and I spent far too much time standing on that top step of a stepladder. You know the step – it has a label that says, “Do not stand on this step under thread of death!” Yes, that would be the step I was on.
The guests wouldn’t care if it was done but there wouldn’t be anywhere to sit inside the house. How would we watch the Olympics??
The reunion was fun. It’s always good to see my family. There is a new baby this year. There hasn’t been a baby in the family in fifteen years so that was exciting. There was a lot of catching up — new loves, breakups new pets and old pets gone. There always is too much food but that’s good too. It is the ethnic food of my youth along with some picnic food and too many desserts.
We missed my niece’s daughter Jenn, who is on a work assignment in France for a month (poor baby!). I really did miss her because she makes wonderful desserts. We should have had the reunion in France!
This summer has been crazy and short with unseasonably hot weather. There was the house project which went on forever. Then there were the house guests, followed by the family reunion (at my house). Now it’s festival time in our area. There is a two-week Musikfest, followed by the fair. By the time that’s over, the kids will be back in school and it will be winter. I will be whining…where did the summer go?
Next year – no projects! Just biking and reading and fun things!
Now, crank up your sound. You have to watch Freddie Mercury vamp around on the stage. Makes me want to dance!