We spent four days celebrating the most amazing Daddy who didn't have much of a Daddy growing up himself, to learn from. I'm always amazed at the kind of father Adrain is to my children. Encouraging, strong, gentle and much more patient than I am. I'm more amazed that with no positive fatherly role model, he figured it out like a fish figures out how to swim. And if I keep talking about him, he'll start to feel like this is a Facebook shout-out and I know how he feels about those... so I'll stop. But only for his sake.
This is the week I've been waiting all year for. The last week of school. I'm ready to have my babies home again! Boy to go from homeschooling, 24-7 kid time, to full days free of them... well, let's just say I've never encountered more loneliness in my entire life. And I didn't like it.
Also, I would love to know the reasons Washington state has school nearly until the end of June, when Montana kids get out around Memorial day, and East coasters were done last week? Sheesh. We get two months of summer. Two! Which really is probably okay since it's still 60 degrees and rainy right now. And gray. If you want sunshine around here, you have to bring your own. I'm working on that!
Anyway, I'm going to try and make the most of this week. I'm restocking my Lobster dish towels on Etsy, working on two tiny last things until the Fall, finishing up the last few custom orders (they're almost finished girls!) and getting things mailed out. I won't be taking ANY custom orders on anything this summer... the only exception will be the "You are my sunshine" barn wood signs... providing I get more barn wood. I've had over 50 inquiries by people wanting those signs. (If you want one, you can just pray that I'm able to get my hands on more wood soon!) I was going to finish all the bedroom trim...but I ran out of paint, am afraid to pop that trim off by myself, and I'm just not there right now. That will be a lingering project through the summer I'm afraid. I will show you my trim and doors soon I promise. I kind of hoped a few of my real life friends to see it in person first instead of relying on my blog for Sasha updates! Ha!
I'm also doing something just for me and it starts today. I'm also going to begin to run again now that my physical therapy is finished. I'm starting the Beth Moore summer study on Nehemiah and I think it's going to be fabulous. Actually I know it is.
I haven't made a summer list yet... but for the first summer in three years, we aren't selling our house... don't think we're moving any time soon... have some fun plans on the calendar... and I'm looking forward to it.
I also dreamed that we got a new dog last night... and she was one of Lucy's puppies. Which of course is impossible.... and how weird is that?
So... what's on your week's list? Is school out for you? Is summer begun? What's going on for you this summer? Fill me in friends!