Saturday, July 16, 2011


It's summer now and I love summer.  It's such a busy time of the year with so many things to do and places to go.  So far we went camping with my sister-in-law and kids last weekend.  For the first camping trip of the year it wasn't optimal weather, rained a lot, but we made the most of it and still enjoyed being in the outdoors and around the fire.  Next week we are going camping again, this time for a week and a half at one lake and then the following week we are going to another lake and camping with some friends, I have to work that week but Jake will get to stay and hang out and play all week. 
I tend to feel really busy in the summer; like there is so much to do and not enough time to do it!  To try and manage my time better I've made a few changes.  One being I'm off facebook again.  I spend too much time surfing, popping in and I need to make some time to do my school work so facebook is gone.  I've struggled with facebook for a number of reasons.  One being too much time spent on it.  Another is that I feel that you carry on surface relationships.  People post little glimmers of their lives and I do the same but then when you see each other face to face there really isn't that much of a relationship.  I'm also bothered by the fact that some people post nothing and yet look at others information and then it is a one way relationship.  This last reason probably bothers me the most.  I admit I have stopped posting as much or putting as many pictures on to almost "punish" those people who don't equally share.  Now I realize how all silly this seems so therefore to just avoid these internal arguments with myself I'm just off facebook. 
I've also fell way behind in my other blog.  I was still trying to at least save a post and then get back to it later but even that has become difficult to find the time to do.  I'll go back to it again I'm sure but for now the posts will be sporadic. 
I find I'm tired a lot lately so I've started taking a multi-vitamin, something I've never faithfully done and I'm also looking at changing my eating, removing bad carbohydrates and most fats.  I read the 17 day diet book last night; well skimmed it, and I think it sounds good and realistic to do so I'm going to prepare to do that I just don't know if I should do it while on holidays or wait til the fall.
So that is us right now.  Jake starts pre-school in the fall.  He's going to go to the French school because the class sizes are about 1/4-1/2 the size of the English school.  I'm not really that concerned about the language thing.  I looked at a video of him just last October and really he still wasn't talking that much.  Now you pretty much get everything he is saying and in sentences.  I've had other friends that sent their children to a french immersion program who didn't know French before and they adjusted and learned the language.  Kids are sponges and just soak everything up. 
So below is a picture of how I'd like to be spending all my summer!

Taken at the local splash park.