Was that Summer?

I don’t know where the summer got to. It really didn’t make an appearance in my neck of the woods. My Mom’s tomatoes did not grow at all, although she did try that new fan-dangled hanging pot for them. My sister’s grew, but not like normal. They are just now getting red. And it’s all because we have not had our normal hot sticky nights. This is the first summer I can remember when it didn’t stay hot and humid day and night. And even when we had some warm nights, it wasn’t longer than a week or so. Most of days I woke up cold and it took most of the day to warm up. Not very good swimming weather either, although we did get a few great days in for that and for the first time ever I swam in The Mississippi. I loved it, and could imagine I was back in time as the paddle boats and barges floated past in the background. And since the area is a lot smaller than Lake Michigan, it was even kind of warm. The water in Lake Michigan never gets to much warmer than 65, and that is in late August!

I am so NOT looking forward to fall. OK, so there is one reason I want the fall to come and then winter, because that means Niki and Rocky will be coming home.

We are counting down the months, weeks, and days now.

Hahaha, I was talking with her the other day and she was telling me how humid it has been there the past month or so. And how bitchy she has been. She hasn’t been handling the humidity well at all. I tell her I know what she means, four words, THAT ONE SUMMER VACATION. I tell you, I don’t know what happened, but I was bitchy with a capital B! I am surprised my family didn’t leave me there on the side of the road. However, she keeps insisting that it is MUCH worse there and that is why she has been so horrid, I have no idea if that is true or not and I will have to take her word for it. But I was so hoping she would finally let me live that one down! Not gonna happen.

I am now working now, got a part time job. Nothing major, but it gets me out, gives me a little more money, and helps me to start leading a more normal life. Which is the goal. And so far I am enjoying it and have not had too much of a problem facing the days and going in. My goal is to not have any sick or late days. And so far I am doing it. Yes, there are days when I have to really talk myself into doing it, but I think that is a good thing since it means I am learning and doing and beating this stupid depression/bipolar. Yea me!

I also got on 2 new CTs and I am so thrilled! I am now creating for Karen Lewis Designz and Kathryn Wilson Designs. I am about to start on my first layout for Kathryn when I am done with this post. I have truly been enjoying being at The Daily Scrapper and coming up with one or 2 hybrid projects a month for that. That seems to be a more manageable number of projects for me.
I had to take Max in to get a shave. He was just so full of knots and he hates to let me try and get them out. So now he looks just a tad goofy, but even more like a lion with a mane.

My sister and I had a couple of Niki and Rocky’s friends over for a cook out last Friday. I really love that her friends like us and enjoy hanging out with us even when they are not here. I even played a bean bag game and enjoyed myself. Yes, I am stepping out of my box and doing, even if I think I will do horrible. And I am surprising myself by not doing so bad! I guess that is about it for now. I will leave you with my latest layout I created for Digi Dare #147


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