First, I did finally successfully complete my grocery trip yesterday morning. Store was EMPTY, which I am certain was probably not the case last night or will be anytime today with the holiday weekend upon us. So happy to have a stocked fridge again!
It was Ethan’s last day at camp and Asher had summer school, so the house was quiet in the morning. I decided to work on the deck. In the morning the sun is positioned so that it doesn’t really shine right on the deck, unlike the afternoon when it gets super hot back there.
I don’t work outside everyday, mostly because I just find it a hassle to move all my work stuff around sometimes. And sometimes it’s just uncomfortably hot. But it is very nice to do this now and then to mix things up. 🙂
By late afternoon I had to drive the ~55 minutes or so to pick up Ethan. Traffic was HEAVY heading north since in our area many people go “up north” to lakes, cabins, etc. on the weekends (especially long holiday weekends). A lot of people probably cut out early on Thursday to get a head start, I guess.
Pickup from camp was quick and easy, and Ethan talked almost the whole way home telling me about everything. It sounds like the consensus was: a) he loved it b) he wants to go back c) his counselor was awesome and d) they need more snacks, because they were hungry between meals (Ethan is usually never particularly hungry, so he must have been VERY active. Or all that fresh air!).
He came home and made a beeline to check his ipad and then settled in on the couch with a bowl of goldfish crackers. I basically just let him, since he had a nice, long digital detox this week. 🙂
One funny thing he reported was that he never had any idea what time it was! He didn’t have a watch on, no phones allowed, and he said there weren’t clocks in the cabins or anywhere else, really. A few times he said he asked the counselors what time it was, and they would always respond, “It’s time to (go fishing/ swimming/play capture the flag/fill in activity blank)!!!!!!!” Hahaha.
I totally forgot to snap an “after” picture of him, but he was excited to show me this t-shirt he bought with his canteen money:
New Month/ Social Media
So far, I got nothin’ in terms of any lofty plans for July. Mostly just trying to tie up several loose ends before our vacation in August. This weekend is 4th of July and my parents are coming, Asher has State for swim coming up the 23-25, I’m hoping our garage can start looking more complete and I really just have a lot of work to do too, unfortunately.
More on this to come, but I haven’t really decided what to do with my little social media detox. It’s basically over, but I can already see how it just sucks me right back in to where I was. UGH. So, not sure. Haven’t really taken time to think about it but should probably come up with a plan ASAP.
*Side note- Instagram is so “needy”!! It was almost comical…since I didn’t open the app/log in pretty much all month, it’s like they started getting desperate to have me back. One time I got an email saying, “Sorry you’re having trouble logging in. Click here if you need to rest your password!” (No, I’m not having trouble…I’m just not logging in!). Then, because I had only hidden the app and not deleted it, I started getting messages and notifications trying to lure me back in, like, “So-and-so just posted for the first time in a while!” or notifications telling me about accounts I might like to follow, or other “click bait” type notifications.
Seemed kind of pathetic! Haha. I guess it’s just a business, though, after all…
I am grateful that another swim mom needed a carpool swap last night, which gave me the night off from driving and allowed me to get a few other things done that I needed to do.