Sunday Reflections – 10 June 2018

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Happy Sunday!

I could get used to this more low-key schedule. It is so nice knowing there is nowhere we have to be at any given point in time. Helping things is the weather. It has been absolutely gorgeous. We have had the windows open all week, enjoying the breezes and nature soundtrack that is our yard. Looking at the forecast, it won’t even break into the upper 80s this week, so we can continue to enjoy the fresh air and birdsong. There is nothing quite like it for a relaxation method.

Holly officially graduated eighth grade this week and started her summer break on Friday. She celebrated by heading over to a friend’s house for a sleepover, something she has not been able to do all winter or spring. She is in the process of making a summer bucket list filled with day trips she would like to do this summer, which is the least we can do for her considering she did not have any time to play during the school year. I look forward to seeing what makes the list.

Connor is enjoying his internship and started his first of three projects on which he will be working. I have enjoyed his first glimpse of the business world, as his observations make me laugh. His indignation at things that are commonplace for office workers is, quite frankly, adorable. I am so glad he is getting this opportunity because it will lessen the culture shock when he gets out there on his own. Plus, we can guide him through the idiosyncrasies of office politics versus him making a faux pas later.

Jim is heading out for a business trip this week, so it will be the kids and me. It will be interesting to see how Connor fares without Dad to drive him to and from work every day. He normally sleeps during those trips, but now he has to drive himself. It should be interesting!

Otherwise, it is all quiet here. We have one more week of no dance to enjoy. Great weather. No obligations. This is about as good as it gets.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and an even better week to come. I will see you here next week!


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6 Responses to Sunday Reflections – 10 June 2018
  1. Jenny @ Reading the End
    June 10, 2018 | 11:10 AM

    Oh, your weather sounds great. In real life I do not like for the weather to be in the eighties at all, but since we’re comfortably in the nineties every day this week, I am extremely envious.

    Poor Connor, just discovering the world of an office! Tell him to read Ask a Manager — I started reading it last year and it’s quickly become one of my favorite advice columns. I have learned so much about how to navigate office politics!

    • Michelle
      June 11, 2018 | 10:13 AM

      I will have to suggest that book to him. Right now, he seems to think office politics and the world of an office are things he will not have to experience when he has his degree. Poor kid doesn’t realize that unless you are a laborer of any kind, there is always office politics and office living.

      I am LOVING this weather – except for the freaking high humidity. Seriously, the highest temp we are supposed to get this week is 84 degrees on Friday. It looks like next weekend is going to be in the upper 80s before we dip back down into the upper 70s again. This is not summer weather in my mind, but I will take it.

  2. Ceri
    June 10, 2018 | 11:14 AM

    So glad it’s been nice and summery where you are. It’s been beautiful here too and it just puts everyone in such a good mood having all the windows and back doors open. 🙂

    It’s so crazy to think of Connor in a business environment. They sure do grow up fast, don’t they?

    Interested to see where Holly decides to go this summer. 🙂

    • Michelle
      June 11, 2018 | 10:16 AM

      Open windows does make all the difference, doesn’t it?

      I love that he is experiencing real life this summer. We already see a difference in his demeanor and behavior. It makes me feel better actually to know he is getting this under his belt so early in life. It will make all the difference once he is out there on his own. He thinks he is the only freshman in his class to have an engineering intern this summer, so this does put him ahead of his peers.

  3. Brandie
    June 11, 2018 | 9:29 AM

    Sounds like a perfect few weeks you’re having! Great weather, time to relax. You all deserved it after such a crazy year! I am curious what Holly will have on her list. Sunnie and I made a list for her this summer, too.

    Have a great week, Michelle!

    • Michelle
      June 11, 2018 | 10:29 AM

      She was working on her list over the weekend but I never saw the final version. I will need to push her a bit to see it.

      Have a good one, Brandie!

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