I've really got to stop saying that I'll be here more often - it's just not happening right now, it is what it is, and I'm OK with it, so it's just how it's going to be for now. We've just been soaking up the summer - eating shaved ice and watermelon, going swimming, playing in the sprinkler, playing outside. The weather is beautiful in the summer here - perfect temperature with occasional mild thunderstorms and not too much wind - but, it doesn't last very long so I always feel like I'm racing against time in the summer.
I've been doing a bit of worrying about Ryan's interview, but we are just over a week away, so it doesn't seem so far away now which was a large part of the stress. Uck, I really hate waiting! I've been watching him prepare and I feel confident that whatever the outcome is, he will have done his best.
My shop is pretty much going nuts lately - summer is wedding season and if the sales in my shop are any indication, vintage linens banners are pretty popular this year. It's been fun, but a bit exhausting. Most of my shop sewing happens between 9 pm and 1 am. When it's not busy, I cut back by not staying up every night, but when it is busy, the consecutive late nights really start to get to me. I'll be getting a break once I finish up my outstanding orders though. I've closed it down for a bit since we are heading out later this week to leave the kids with Grandma and celebrate 10 years of wedded bliss and after that, the boys and I will stay with Grandma while Ryan flies out for his interview. Then school starts when we get back and summer will essentially be over - sad times!
Anyway, just thought I would pop in and say that I'm not dead, just trying to take in all the summer I can fit in, keeping up with my shop, and trying to not think too much about our unknown future but just enjoy what's going on today! Hooray!