Friday, August 1, 2014

Who Stole July?

Today is August 1st.  I'm not sure how that happened.  Apparently the month of July just evaporated from the calendar.  Why July can do that but January lasts approximately 187 days I don't know.

Does anyone else feel like summer is just two months?  Just July and August?  Maybe it's because of Chicago weather.  Maybe it's the school year (which really doesn't affect me). But the summer is half over (booooooo).

So what have I been up to?

I took the first week of July off.  Mostly because I can take a week of daycare and not pay (the daycare struggle is so real I can touch it).  And thanks to the holiday I got a 5 days off for the price of 4.

That meant the most possible Ladybug time.

First up, a trip to the aquarium. We touched Stingrays.  I'm not sure what I thought they would feel like, but they were slimy.  

Next, a trip to children's museum.  Thank goodness for lunch and this child's affinity (strong STRONG affinity) for food.  Otherwise we never would've gotten her out of there.  

Also a family reunion where the baby got her dance on. 

And I got my hustle on.  Wrote the most words I'd ever written.  Wrote about all kinds of things.  Set a monetary goal and beat it by nearly 10 percent.  The good news is I can make money.  The bad news is I don't necessarily like the person I had to become in order to hit my goals.  Everything was about a deadline.  I was obsessive about the time between me hitting the front door after work and my 10:30 deadline.  I still have a goal for the next 30 days.  However, I've got to balance the hustle, work and family better than I did before.  I was smart and took a few days off and allowed myself some time to recharge.  

Swimming lessons went well.  Ladybug talks about gymnastics all the time so we're going back.  Which means I need to write more words.  :-) 

What have you done this summer? 

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