Weekly Wrap-Up: The one with what may be the only low-key week this summer

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday, y’all! Can y’all believe it’s the last day of June?! Where does the time go?

We enjoyed the most low-key week of the summer so far. Y’all know I loved that. We haven’t had anywhere pressing to go, and the places the kids did need (or want) to go didn’t require my presence.

Teens who can drive are a beautiful thing.

Speaking of beautiful things, my girls’ boyfriends were over on Sunday. They wanted to play – are you ready for it?? Scrabble!

Brianna even played, though Megan chose to watch. I’ve decided that it’s perfectly okay if my girls decide to marry these boys someday. Because y’all. Scrabble. I’ve had the special Deluxe Edition for years, and it’s been played less than a dozen times because I never can get anyone to play.

I came in second, but only because I couldn’t let Brianna’s boyfriend, Andrew, miss the opportunity to play a Q and a Z in the same word on a triple letter space just because he didn’t see it. It was a cooperative game. {grin}

Plus, now he says I’m his second-favorite mom, so there is that.

Monday afternoon I thought Megan’s cat had escaped our screened-in deck. The door was closed but unlocked so that the dogs can go in and out (because super-smart Belle has been trained to open the door with a piece of fabric tied to the handle).

We searched the house for her when I didn’t see her in the yard. Then, we searched the yard again. Then, the house some more. Brian had just pulled the car out of the garage to search the neighborhood for her when I heard her scratching on the basement door. He had looked down there, but apparently, she’s good at hide-and-seek.

The next day, I locked the door, but someone – either Sassy or Belle – has pulled a bit of screen loose on the door. Apparently, she just climbed through there because she did escape that time.

After searching the yard and house – again – I checked on the front porch before getting in the car to search and she came waltzing across the porch.

I think she is as determined to be an indoor/outdoor cat as her person is for her to be an indoor-only cat.

I also think I got into poison ivy while I was looking for her. Grrrr! It’s a good thing she’s cute.

Just an artsy-looking picture I made while waiting for the train to pass.

So, it’s almost time for me to start thinking about school again. I’ll probably start planning in my snazzy new planner after the 4th. Our local curriculum fair is toward the end of July, so I need to nail down our courses for next year so I can make sure I have everything we need.

I’m thinking we’ll start in mid-August this year.

Do you have any fun plans for the holiday weekend? I think my “fun” plans consist of catching up on laundry. In addition to a few loads of dirty laundry, we have 2 or 3 baskets of clean laundry lying around waiting to be folded. That “2 or 3 baskets” comment is a bit deceptive. It doesn’t sound like much, but they are piled high with little laundry mountains.

It’s not all mine, so I’m thinking of calling for a laundry-specific work day.

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8 Comments

  1. We love Scrabble, too- or should I say, I love Scrabble. I usually have to do some bribing to get my kids to play with me. So far, this weekend looks uneventful for us. My husband will have a 4-day weekend because of the 4th. I’m hoping we can go swimming at a nearby creek, but that may or may not happen. It’s usually pretty full over holiday weekends, so we’ll see. I just realized today that our new school year starts in 21/2 weeks. I am so not ready. This break has been so hectic at times that it hasn’t even felt like a break. Have a good weekend!

  2. I feel your pain with the Scrabble thing. I’m always bribing my family to play. My SIL mentioned Bananagrams so I got that thinking it would be more fast paced and therefore, more fun. Hah! They hate it even more.

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