Alright! Enough already! I’m ready for summer, darn it!
Alas, I live in Maine. And honestly, you acclimate to the weather very quickly when you live here (at least I have, and that says alot for a warm weather New Mexican girl). This winter has been a bit more harsh than last winter; at this pace with all of the snow days piling up Erick will be getting out of school near the end of June! As much as I long for long warm days, I truly have been accepting of this winter weather and have had a much better season this time around than last year (I was extraordinarily non-motivated last year due to the gray days, and we really didn’t have very many gray days last year.) But you take a look through photo archives and seeing green is a very appealing prospect indeed. This first photo; I don’t think I’ve ever posted it, but it positively cracks me up. It was in Colorado last year, obviously on the way to the hotel pool;
Below; why Maine Winters make Maine Summers Worth It:
Yep, we’ll persevere. Summer will be here before we know it.
And THEN, boy, we’ll have a ton of work ahead of us! It’s already on my agenda to travel as much as possible before babe number 3 comes in August. I was making a mental list this morning, though; projects abound before us. Finish the bathroom remodel. Finish the roof. Dig up the yard (which is way out of control) and plant grass (I’m not a gardener, although I think I’ll be able to handle window boxes). One side our our house is totally unruly during the warm months, and our tiny front yard has plants that I want to take out so we can actually walk between the house and the road. We have rooms to paint and decorate and ceilings to repair. If it weren’t for a new babe, we could take it a little easier on the decor, at least, but if it isn’t completed before baby comes, it just ain’t gonna happen, friends.
We’ll manage, though! I was thinking back to December and our “surprise, we’re pregnant!” moment, and it was truly a moment of tiny panic due to circumstances (insurance, vehicles, etc) but God has already begun to answer. I was able to qualify for MaineCare; as much as we do NOT like to take advantage of the state, in this case, it truly is a blessing. Hopefully next year we’ll be able to afford insurance, but this will be a great stop-gap. And we’ve decided that a mini-van is a want, not a need at this point; we’ll just measure car seats and purchase what we can to squish 3 kiddos in the back. So God is answering. And He’ll help us accomplish what we need to!
Oh, update on the boys; after my last post, the bug came back and attacked Jack again; as soon as it was over both boys developed colds…then today, Jack woke up with an upset tummy again. CRAZINESS. So yeah, come on summer! 🙂