Summer days are fading…

Today is the day that hubby goes back to work. He has been off for almost a week because of his oral surgery. He isn’t taking the pain meds anymore, so I am assuming it is safe for him to be driving the work truck and climbing on ladders now. With hubby off last week and no real commitments in the mornings things were much lazier. They felt more summery. With Giggles back in the swing of things with volleyball and the days getting shorter the signs of summer fading are upon us.

I have a love/hate relationship with summer. I do love spending time with the girls and not having to get up at 5:30 in the morning. But I do love the time I have to myself when they are at school and hubby is at work. I used to have that in the morning when hubby left at 6 AM. But with his schedule I really don’t have anytime alone. I feel guilty for wanting time for myself. Time where I am not required to work or do anything for anybody else. Time where I can eat an apple and watch The People’s Court. Where I can have something on pause on the DVR and not hear whining about not geting to watch TV.

I do miss the girls when they are in school. But the day really flies by so quickly that sometimes I am amazed when Giggles walks in the door at 2:30. Before long 3:30 rolls around and Chicken is home. But the days of going to games every Tuesday and Thursday. Going to practice and girl scouts get tiring very fast.

I remember when they were younger. When there weren’t as many things cluttering up our lives. When I was excited about a time when this part of our lives would be upon us. I guess I would be more excited if I had more energy. But that is not something I will ever know about.

I am sad that our summer is leaving us. Next week we start dry runs of getting up and ready for school like we were going. But also thankful. I love my routine. Getting up in the morning is something I enjoy doing. It seems when I have a purpose for getting out of bed hubby doesn’t grumble as much. (He won’t come to bed at night, but when I want to get up in the morning he doesn’t want me to leave….double standard!!? But that is for another post)

Well, I am off. I have to edit and connect with a couple of clients.

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  1. Oh, I can so relate to wanting a little bit of time to yourself… time where you are obligated to meet only your own needs. I can also relate to the guilt. :)

  2. You can’t miss them if they never leave, and if momma doesn’t have time to herself, she will snap.


  3. I’m counting the days (22) until my daughter leaves again for college. I love her dearly but I just crave some time to myself. I totally understand your need for this.