I have an excellent job, as defined by having excellent holiday time. So I take a relatively long summer vacation. My husband has similar flexibility, which makes our holidays quite relaxing.
This summer has had more family engagements and commitments than normal and I have to go back to work in a week!!! I am so unprepared for this. The weeds are taller than my perennials. My house is rather messy. I have achieved none of my usual summer-related goals.*
I have been busy feeling sick, feeling achy, and growing a baby, but really, does that count so much? It isn't like life is going to get less busy when** the baby gets here. It would really help to get some of these chores done when I don't have work to worry about.
However, the biggest chore that was not finished this summer is the scrapbook that I am creating of our son's life. I am including all the activities and photos of the pregnancy that I can, and will include all the post-death paraphernalia that we have collected. All in all, I am pleased with the result thus far. But I am only into pregnancy month 5, and I really want this done before Babe gets here. I know that I still have 173 more days to get this thing done, but I am SOOOOOO anal about it. I have been working on the same page (off and on) for a week. I accept nothing less than perfection. So that really means that 173 days is not enough time.
I hope that I can do this. I want it done for our son's birthday. If only we had a decent craft store in town, where I could get the embellishments that I want without having to try to make pages without them or go out of town to get them. I am sure that would solve all my problems...
*My husband has been working his butt off, doing all the usual chores (and some unusual ones, too), without much help from me. This is why the house is not in a state where it should be condemed, but rather needs a little more TLC than just one person can possibly give (especially when the other person makes messes instead of cleaning them).
**notice the use of when, not if. Pretty good, no?