I find myself happy about this every year.
Our family does much better with routine (though routine doesn't mean organization or that things run smoothly). The open-ness of our summer schedule makes me feel even lazier than usual and seems to point out how
|This is EXACTLY how I felt|
Vacation was not possible for us this year, but that didn't make summer a total wash.
We did some things.
Like finally actually going to the beach across the street and in the water (after 8 years of living here), hiking to a waterfall, celebrating two birthdays, trying all of the new Lay's chip flavors (my vote is for wasabi ginger, with bacon mac and cheese a close second).
We also ran. The kids did track camp, and the oldest joined the middle school cross country team in August. My husband and I ran, but not together (he's too fast.) It was extra hot and extra dry this summer - so not my favorite for running (50s and drizzle, ahhh).
Finding nuun at Costco was a huge deal for us.
We love the stuff and drink it year round, but went through all of my (super cheap, lucky find) stash before Memorial Day. (I am one of those annoying comparison shoppers who always looks at per unit price. The Costco box at roughly 30 cents per tablet is a huge difference from tubes at around 50 cents per tablet). I love finding a deal (and then telling everyone about it).
As of today, all three have returned to school. Two in middle school this year - with friends and classmates who have lots of access to social media. I am posting less about them online to keep them from any more embarrassment (middle school is awkward enough.) I'm also kind of over a lot of the social media stuff I used to do (quitting daily mile has been great, facebook is next - slowly weaning off of it.)
All in all, it was a fine summer. But I am looking forward to some rain, cooler running weather, sweaters and boots, less pressure to do yard work (ick), and the same-old, same-old boring routine of our daily life.