School is out and so is the sun. It's like Mother Nature realized she had left Spring on for too long and flipped the switch to Ultra Summer. It's HOT and SUNNY and I am grateful that we can afford the a/c this year!
This summer should also be interesting due to the fact that our next door neighbors are moving to Florida today. They were the neighbors that always lent me vanilla and watched my children at a moment's notice. My daughter's best friend since infancy and Evan's friend since he was 4 were their children and the gap that losing these friendships will leave is palpable. It's only 7:45 am and Corinne has already sighed TWICE that "..it's such a shame they had to move; they were good neighbors." So, if any of you have young kids and are looking for an affordable 3 bedroom home in the Far Southwest suburbs of Chicago*, please contact me. We need another set of Good Neighbors. Especially ones that stay stocked in vanilla.
At least we have my new GARDEN to keep my kids occupied:Evan, Corinne and I went to Ace yesterday and picked up tomatoes, peppers, oregano, parsley, and basil. I'm calling it our "Spaghetti Garden". After all of the work that we put into turning that sod over, hauling the dirt around and installing the fencing (mostly Patrick on that one), I can guarantee that we WILL harvest some vegetables this year. I had no idea how difficult it would be to set it up! All I can say is THANK YOU to my awesome husband for working all day long on Sunday. I LOVE IT! I continually peek out my window to check on it. Unfortunately, a garden is also a lesson in patience. This will be a tricky one for me. I even DREAMED about waking up this morning to find that the tomatoes had all sprouted 2 feet overnight.
Yep. I dreamed about vegetables. Feel free to inject the proper sarcastic remarks as you see fit.
*by "of Chicago" I mean "within 45 minutes of driving" because that's how we roll in Northern Illinois.
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