- I got inspired and creative.
- I looked on the bright side (we might be broke, but, apparently, we still have a pot to piss in!)
- I was humbled by the hoops that life presented to me
- I found humor in the little things.
- I spent hours marveling at my child - her peculiar tendencies, the delight she takes in nakedness, her imitation of my voice
- I wondered about the life of the critters in my back yard - the bear, the chicken and even the frogs
- I read - a lot. More than I have since college. And it feels good. I hope that it's a habit that I will keep when I do return to work.
- I bitched about not having a job - but not nearly as much as I thought I would.
In addition to the things that I talked about on the blog, I did other things. I hosted a cook out for the Hubs birthday (complete with a clean house!). I did a lot of laundry and dishes and I wiped so much ass that I should change my name to toilet paper.
We began a remodel of our bedroom closet, I mowed the acre and a half that we live on, I got the oil changed in both cars. I made sure that all of the bills were paid and that we had groceries in the house. I donated clothes and other items that we no longer needed to people that did need them.
I adopted a cat that decided he didn't want us after all. And a fish that was supposed to live in a 3 year old's bedroom but now lives as far back on the kitchen counter as I can get her. Her name is Goldy. We are pretty smart around here.
I taught Sunday school and attended church every weekend.
Most importantly, I have cleaned and re-cleaned the same areas over and over. I have said the same phrases ad nauseum. I have watched countless hours of Sesame Street and the Backyardigans. And I have not killed anyone.
That's a pretty successful summer.