I do this every year. I think: OK, summer vacation, time to relax, to catch up, just to have fun. Then it actually arrives and I realize I still have to plan for the following school year, keep the kids busy and entertained, and in general do almost everything I do during the school year and some times even more. Why do we hold on to that myth from childhood that summer is all about play time and there are no worries or cares. LOL
So, to list just a few things that we are going to do:
The kids will be spending one week in Summer Camp this year. I found this great place, very close to home called The Learning Farm. They will spend from 9 AM to 1PM each day the week of June 11th visiting the farm, learning about the care of farm animals and the science of a farm. They are all very excited. I am also thrilled that we can do this with our school budget.
July is Tour de Fleece. This is a once a year spinning challenge that coincides with Tour de France. If I'm lucky I might spin the entire 24 ounces I have planned and I could even win a prize or two.
We are also trying to find a good weekend to visit my BIL/SIL's cabin. It's lots of fun there, not too far of a drive, and will be a great way for DH to simply relax and spend quality time with his sibling.
If all goes well we might even take a break and visit Sitka this year. We have really wanted to share DH's home town with the kids and since he has to go there for work, we are thinking we might swing a few days with the whole family. Of course, budget may not allow, so we aren't sure about this one.
I'm planning on replacing the kids computer this summer. The graciously donated older PC they have been using is showing signs of severe deterioration. The video card may or may not work on any given day. So, with school funds helping we are going to replace my Mac with a newer model and give the kids my old one. This may be the number one reason for not making the trip to Sitka. We'll see.
And here is one thing that has been on my plate of many tasks over the last few months. So thrilled to have it done:
(see it larger here)
Just barely over 1 pound of wool now made into a lovely 2-ply lace to fingering weight yarn. Now to knit it into a lace shawl.