Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Where Did the Summer Go??

You'd think that having the summers off would ensure I'd have plenty of time to keep up with my blog, but somehow the days just slipped right into one another.  I have no excuses other than I have been veging out in front of facebook, shopping online (more on that later), catching up on cleaning, and who knows what else.  I have been staying up way too late and need to get myself back into a normal routine.  We have done a lot of running around but nothing too productive.  Every summer I tell myself that I am going to take the girls to the pool, library story times, parks, picnics and other fun activities, but like all the other summers of summers past, I didn't keep my word.  Pool visits: 0 (unless you count the blow-up pool out back), story times: 0 (but we did go to the library once), park visits: 0 (does our backyard count?), picnics: 1 (on the beach), zoo trips: 1 (our membership expired).  Sighhh....am I a bad mommy??  I guess out trips to Siesta Key, Disney World, Amelia Island, and Atlanta; extra snuggles in the morning; walks around Easton; splashing in our 10 foot pool; and watching the girls play so nicely together all count for something right?

"So what about this shopping online thing?" you might be wondering.  Well, I have been introduced to a few Persnickety resale pages (thanks a lot Amy B!!) and had the opportunity to buy a few things as well as sell some stuff...ok more buying than selling.  (I also got $110 for clothes I took to OUAC.)  After looking at some of the cute dresses out there, I decided that I could make my own, since that is all the girls want to wear these days.  I bought some inexpensive fabric and made a few pillowcase dresses for them in addition to buying some more quality fabric online for next spring and summer ($225 worth...shhhhhh don't tell my husband!)  But, I can get multiple dresses for both girls out of it and won't have to buy any clothes next year.  OK, so maybe I'll buy a few things. :)

Was I frugal this summer?  Nope.  As a matter of fact, I have been terrible.  Daycare costs start back up next week, so I need to get my butt back into saving mode!  Hmph....it's been fun PayPal!

How's my No Yelling commitment going?  Another fail, my jar still stands empty.  I can't seem to get to ten straight days and have to start all over.  Guess I'll just toss the summer out the window and start over.  Tomorrow begins another new day.


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