August is just about over and
Autumn is just around the corner. Soon children will be returning
to school, but before school actually begins there will be that
yearly, mad rush to purchase a mile long list of "needed" school
supplies, along with new shoes and new school clothes. It's a cycle that
starts when a child enters kindergarten and doesn't cease until they either
graduate from college or get married.
Thinking about the start of the school year brings back memories. Perhaps it was just a coincidence but it appeared to me that it was more like a tradition, the first thing that everyone of my elementary school teachers would request of her students was for us to write about "What You Did During Summer Vacation". Does that sound familiar to any of you ?
Well my summer vacations were usually boring as we seldom went anywhere and I spent most of my days playing various outdoor games, such as hopscotch or jump-rope or, quite often, just goofing off with my friends. This never made for interesting literature, unlike the kids who had been lucky enough to journey to other cities, states or far-away-places.
So this leads me to the question of "Just What the Heck HAVE I Done This Summer?"
I know that I've been away
from blogging for quite some time and must confess it wasn't due to taking
long trips to exciting or exotic places. For
me it was a summer of staying close to home and catching up on a lot of projects.
Over the course of 15 plus years, I've accumulated a lot of unfinished projects. Pieces of jewelry that I had stashed away to remake and things I wanted to make but never began. Unfortunately I plowed into these projects and never thought to take before or after photos. Of course had I taken time to photograph the before and after of all the projects that I managed to tackle I would not have completed nearly as many as I did and I would probably still be editing photos.
Hopefully in my next post I can provide more details. Meanwhile, in 800 words or less, let me know what you've all been up to this summer. :)