My summer hasn't turned out to be as relaxing as I had hoped. But that's my own fault, as usual.
I'm in the throes of organizing the annual benefit recital for our local hospice. A few years ago, before I learned how to say no, I found myself in charge. And it's this Tuesday. And I still need to re-memorize my piece. At almost 40 years old, I can remember arias I learned in my twenties with no trouble, but something I memorized and performed just a couple months ago (which is why I chose this one!) is completely out of my head. The words, anyway. I can sing the right notes. Sigh.
The girls are busy too, though. Which isn't entirely a bad thing! I don't want bored kids all summer, either!
Chloe went to a girl scout camp this week. And she is still not a fan of my taking her photo. So I didn't.
Sophia went to her friend's book club--can you guess which book they read? And isn't she the most adorable thing ever?
Bria weeded the jungle that is our sideyard. And it's really not our sideyard...it's a strange alleyway that actually belongs to the city. But, they don't take care of it. Bria did this job all for a new dress that she's had her eye on. Oh how wonderful it is when they want cute clothes so bad that they are willing to weed for several hours in the heat! Also, we live in the middle of the woods.
Bria's just getting so dang grown up and she's headed off to girls' camp tomorrow. I will miss her a lot.
And if you're wondering about today's Sunday photo...well. I just wanted to read my book. And they all came in to the bedroom and we started to talk about stuff. Joel was showing them their pores and talking to them about Jesus' Atonement and how he bled from every pore. And that's when I realized that I hadn't taken a photo since Chloe didn't get back from camp until later in the evening.
But NOW I am going to go read my book.
So don't bother me, okay?
And I promise to memorize my aria tomorrow.