Friday, July 18, 2014

Is Summer Slipping Through Your Fingers?

It seems like summer is slipping right through our fingers.

I guess because school got out so late this year, and the weather hasn't been hot (we're in jackets a good part of the time, which is unheard of this time of year) things seem 'off' like summer hasn't really arrived yet. In reality, summer is half way over. 


We're making the most of our time, but it's unstructured time this year. It's the first summer we haven't had a bunch of plans, and we're sticking close to home. 



To add to that, our church schedule has changed for the summer (even the service times are different), there are no Sunday School activities for the kids, and they quit hosting Vacation Bible School, so that feels 'off' too.


My daughter is in Florida, and it's weird not having her here (I don't like it). It feels like something is missing, but in reality it's someone who is missing. Her brother notices her absence too. Again, I repeat I don't like it. I miss my baby girl in the house, teen attitude and all. ;)

I don't know what I'm saying, I guess I'm just saying it's an odd summer, and summer's are usually so predictable (I like predictable).


I've stepped out of my comfort zone and have a huge interview today. I haven't been in a traditional work place for almost 7 years (once uheard of too since I've worked my whole life). It feels exciting, but odd. I guess it's just the summer of change. Change is good, I know...without it things would get stagnate, but so many subtle changes at the same time feels strange.  

In any case, wishing you a happy Friday, and a happy rest of the summer. I hope you're making the very most of it. Even though it's 'different' for us this year, I still know to make the most of every moment, and it's still my favorite season of the year.

40 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

It's been a rather 'dissonant' summer here as well, it just feels off for some reason. I'm really not looking forward to the coming winter either, based on this summer. At the same time, there have been some oddly hopeful moments as well... Okay, this is me shaking off this mood, lol.
I have no doubt you'll blow them away (in a good way) at the interview Rosey!

Pat Hatt said...

Good luck with the interview, yuck to traditional workplaces though haha true change has to come due. But a ton of change can throw one for a loop

alissa apel said...

Good luck on the interview!!!

I feel like the summer is going pretty well here. I kind of get ready for school to start for the boy's sake. They do better with routine.

Janine Huldie said...

Wishing you tons of luck today on the interview. And same here with the summer being a bit strange and definitely going too quickly for my taste.

Three Sisters and Us said...

It sure seems that way for us too! I had to have surgery then a wedding I am in this weekend. Finally after this week we get to finally start our FUN summer activities. Hope you are able to enjoy your summer before it is sadly over!!

PS. I'd love to have you link-up at my TGIF blog & Instagram hop with us!
http://www.threesistersandus.com/2014/07/the-tgif-blog-instagram-hop.html

Kaitlyn
Three Sisters and Us

Robin said...

The truth is that we don't really like change. We like what is familiar. We accept change. Occasionally, if it is something exciting and we really want it to happen, we embrace change. Sounds like you just have a few too many things changing at once and it has upset your equilibrium.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It is going way too fast this year!

~ Noelle said...

it is almost over here... so i am NOT a fan

Holy Ghost Writer said...

It does seem to be flying by his year

Masshole Mommy said...

I feel the same way. We had a short summer this year as it is because we got out super late due to snow days and our town is going back BEFORE Labor Day for the first time ever - so the kids are starting back in August which is unheard of!

Carla said...

Our summer has been kind of weird this year, too. Since this is our first year of homeschooling, we are doing more school stuff this summer than we have in the past. We have Elliott's friends over a lot, too, though. So we don't have a great routine going yet, but hopefully will when everyone else goes back to school. :) We got out of school before Memorial Day Weekend here, so we've been on summer break for a while.

It's been weird for our family, too, because instead of taking our vacation during the summer, we are waiting and going in November.

Brian Miller said...

hard to believe we are less than 3 weeks from school...we are leaving sunday on vacay...so i still have that to look forward to...

Kristi Maloney said...

Well, that's unfortunate about your weather. It's been rather hot and sticky here, and I am no fan of the humidity. I'll send some of our nice summer weather your way! We've had some beautiful days like today too. Low 80ies no humidity. Yes, hard to believe the summer is half over. We are looking forward to our week in Maine. After that it will really be coming to a close. Also, best of luck on your interview!

Sandee said...

As your kids get older summers will change even more. You'll come to love them or at least embrace them.

Good luck on your interview.

Have a blessed day and weekend. ☺

stevebethere said...

Well you talking about weather we are what our weathermen/women say here having a heatwave in London all 2 days of it LOL downhill again from tomorrow and that is usually our summer over with heheh!.

Have an oddtastic weekend Rosey ;-)

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

Good luck with your interview!!! Sounds like some exciting changes are in store for you. I agree about it being a strange summer. My girls have been crazy busy with Girl Scouts and camps and family camping and swim team that I feel I've been running non-stop. I think August will slow down a bit. I hope. :)

Joyce Lansky said...

The cold weather is especially odd. I wish my summer were only half way over. I have one week left before returning to teaching. :(

Elephant's Child said...

Summer is my least favourite time of year. We are in the midst of winter here - and I am revelling in it.
I hope your summer warms up for you and slows down - but know you will enjoy it anyway.

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

I hope your interview went well. I've been gone for a traditional job that long as well. I wish the interview process could be skipped to get back into the workforce. I know it's not August yet but just today I said, "Dang it's almost August." Seems to be going fast for us because we've hardly been home.

Binky said...

It's been a cool and late summer here, too. More like an extended spring. Good luck with your interview.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry it's an odd summer. Bummer your church doesn't do VBS anymore.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I have had this feeling too. We busted out jackets twice last week. We've never done that in July before. We didn't make plans since we are going to Disney in the fall. We cancelled Allison's gymnastics for the summer, so we have been feeling summer is at a standstill too. It's definitely very weird!

menopausal mama said...

How did your interview go? Where in Florida is your daughter?

Blue Grumpster said...

I know what you mean. This summer is different, alright.

mail4rosey said...

Crossing my fingers I make it to the next round for the interviews. I just saw your post about movies, and I was nodding in agreement the whole time. Nuh uh, no way, not for me either. :)

Almost Precious said...

Sounds like your summer is different this year and it's surprising that you're not experiencing summer heat yet. Here in Florida it's been hot and rainy, which makes for a really sultry, muggy summer but, yes, though it's been hot, my summer has been speeding by at warp speed. I keep telling my hubby that time is going faster and faster, not because we're growing older but because our Earth is spinning around the sun faster - I'm sure the years must be weeks shorter by now.

Wishing you the best of luck on your interviews.

Lindsey Domer said...

Hope your interview went well! :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey - hope that job interview went well .. and if not they're missing out and you've had trial run!

Re Trafalgar Square and my wander through .. the post before tells that story ... I still have to come back the other way .. more posts on colour and that trip to follow .. cheers and summer is fast disappearing .. Hilary

Cynthia Calhoun said...

I hope your interview goes/went well and that you get what you were trying for. :)
As far as the summer? I agree: it's different. In addition to my Spanish teaching responsibilities, I'm now working in admin. That means I work all summer.
That's fine...just different and I secretly want more time for my own blog. :D
All in its own time, right? Haha.

Rose-Marie said...

I'm having a quieter summer, not all that predictable, but not too much out of whack. I hope all went well with your interview! I got a chuckle about missing your teen daughter, teen attitude and all!

Launna said...

I have been feeling the same way about this summer... it took a long time to get here and it really didn't get her full out yet... Hopefully soon as you are right it is almost half way over.

I am not one to like change but it does end up being good for us in the long run... have a great week ahead :)

Monica said...

I can't even think about summer ending! We have been having such a great relaxed season. How did the interview go?

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

First I hope you smashed the interview and if not well at least you get experience in that process again. I hope the family is back together soon, Jules is away for a couple of weeks and the house doesn't feel the same. Hope you get some more heat before fall, I know I am looking forward to winter ending!

mail4rosey said...

Happy to see you out and about!! I'm a lifelong adminer too. ;) Hope you're not feeling that faculty/admin fault line that pops up from time to time. ;)

And yes! All in its own time. :)

Shannon said...

I hope the interview went well. I haven't been doing my usual things but I have been trying to enjoy my summer.

Tina Marie said...

I hope your interview went well. Seven years is long enough to make you feel out of the loop!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Hi Rosie!! How did the interview go?? Hope you have a fantastic Tuesday :)

mail4rosey said...

I don't know yet. Crossing my fingers I get to round two, they're still doing interviews for round #1 this week. :)

mail4rosey said...

They're still doing round one interviews. I'm crossing my fingers that when all is said and done I'll make it to round two. :)

Seth said...

Summer is absolutely slipping away. We mark activities on the calendar in advance to reserve time on weekends.