We've had a super busy summer. Not the lounge around lazy days of summer type of summer, but a working, traveling type of summer.
In early June I wrote a quick post about my mom. She was hospitalized suddenly and the diagnosis was terminal cancer. This began a summer of driving down to the hospital roughly every other day for about a week, and then weekly drives to a rehab hospital, and then to her home. Each drive is 2 or more hours each way so I'm spending 4-5 hours in the car just driving one day each week.
In between, we had summer camps and classes. Almost every day had something scheduled. On the days we were home we were busy with housework and paperwork. There is a lot of administrative work in running a small business.
Suddenly it's the middle of August. And we've done very little as a family.
This past week we took two day trips as a family. We went to the Flume. We took the Downeaster to Portland, ME. We bickered a bit, we hung out as a family, and we were pretty much offline while doing it. We visited my mom on her last birthday today.
Over the next week, we're going to try to fit in a few more family activities. Our eldest daughter will move into her college dorm in just over a week and it will be months before all of us are home again.
It's been a super busy summer, and I'm super behind on a lot of class scheduling. My class schedule is mostly posted through the end of September. I think I'm missing a class and I still have to create a schedule for the rest of the fall. It will get done eventually. At the moment I'm focusing on time with my husband and children before the start of the school year.