Archive for June 30th, 2018

Today marks the end of the second quarter of 2018. We have completed the first half of the year. Amazing! Time really does fly when you are having fun. And, I have been having a great deal of enjoyment these past couple of months, especially the last three weeks of June. I should have included “intense relaxation” on my 18 for 2018 list because I have definitely excelled at it this summer.

Of the 13 remaining items on my 18 for 2018 list, I have completed zero of them this quarter. Shocking, I know! I could have easily knocked out five of them in the last three weeks; however, I have occupied my time with other activities by spending it with friends and family, reading, watching television, and scrapbooking. I played tennis, met one of my favorite authors, saw a play and a movie, played Pokeno, took in a concert, and attended a baby shower. When I look over my calendar, I am full of joy because of all of the wonderful moments that I have experienced this quarter.

In the midst of it all, I am still finding time to blog at least once per month (#5). Counting today’s post, I have blogged 8 times this quarter which brings my total to 20 posts for the year. Unfortunately, I have not been working as diligently on losing 18 pounds (#4). Not quite sure what is standing in my way of making this important commitment concerning my health. I start…stop…start…stop…start…stop. UGH! I am frustrated with myself because completing this item should not be so difficult.

In Other News:

img_1532.jpgThis past Thursday, Andrew and I went shopping for school uniforms for the last time. It was the first of the “lasts” that we will experience in the upcoming school year. Soon, he’ll be taking senior pictures and applying for college. While senior year is an exciting time, it will be bittersweet (for me). Andrew is the baby, so my hubby and I will be empty nesters. Thankfully, Andrew will not be going too far away for college. He has decided to attend Southeastern in Hammond to earn his undergraduate degree in Biology. While he could easily live at home, he wants the “college experience” of living on campus. After talking to parents of college-age children and to college students who live away from home, I can see the benefits for him.

Tomorrow begins a new month. After three weeks of down-time, it is time for me to buckle down. While I still plan to enjoy what is left of my summer vacation, I also plan to be a bit more productive at home. After all, I do have 13 items to complete on my 18 for 2018 list. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, dear reader. Happiness!

“The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess.” ~ Democritus




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