Sooooo, let me put this in as small a nutshell as I can....
Work was NUTS for the first 6 months of the year. Did practically no scrapping. Spent all my time working. Got a serious case of burnout. Dropped out of sb.com life.
Summer was still busy - Kim was taking 12 credit hours of classes this summer, which meant we were all pulled into the group effort. But work slacked off at the beginning of July. But then that means I went from "too much to do" to "not enough to keep me going."
We did have a new LSS open in mid-July, which led me to doing a couple of crops, which got the mojo going again.
Then we got to the last week of July....
July 27 - Video conference deposition. These are a pain.
July 28 - Did a deposition that included a long drive there and back. Kim finished summer session and immediately went into a funk because she didn't have a half-dozen things needing to be done. My ladies ensemble had rehearsal to get ready to sing the following Sunday at church.
July 29 - Friends came in from Ohio.
July 30 - Another friend came in from Utah.
July 31 - Ensemble sang at church. Had all friends to the house for dinner after church.
Aug 1 - Ohio friends left after lunch. Went out to dinner, just the 4 of us with Utah friend.
Aug 2 - Kim, Ethan, Utah friend & I went to a place in town called WonderLab. Wore Ethan out - he didn't even make it to his final gymnastics class that day. That evening I had a big dinner for the 4 of us, Utah friend, Kim's Guy of Interest, his sidekick & GoI's little boy. It was pretty much Thanksgiving in August.
Aug 3 - day at the zoo.
Aug 4 - Utah Friend goes home.
Aug 5 - Ethan spent the night. He hadn't done that since Tuesday the week before.
Aug 6 - Jim & I went with some friends to spend the night in Indianapolis and see Cirque du Soleil. It was also GenCon weekend (one of the biggest geek gaming conventions in the country), so I enjoyed just watching the people.
Aug 7 - Home from Indy. Kim's birthday. A group went out for dinner, then came back to the house for ice cream cake. Ethan spent the night so Kim could go to a late movie with a friend. BTW, Kim found out she made all A's on her classes for the summer. (My girl kicks BOOTY!)
Aug 8 - Ethan here until mid-afternoon, after Kim had a dentist appt. Found out she has 8 cavities. Ugh.
Aug 9 - my first work-free, kid-free, guest-free day in over a week & a half. :happy sigh: Had auditions last night at chuch for our Easter musical.
Aug 10 - today - Ethan's back here while Kim is at the dentist getting her first three fillings. Then Kim plans to take my niece out shopping for a couple hours...while Ethan is still here.
And that's where I've been.