Ruby Tuesday – Mid-Summer Slump Editon

22 Jul


So, mid-summer.  We were supposed to be heading north to Oregon today.  But, that so didn’t happen.  We’ve scrapped the trip — made that decision a couple of weeks ago when it became clear that the crossroads between gas prices, my lack of paycheck for the summer, and the high cost of the kitchen remodel were not going to meet nicely but rather collide horrifically.  So, we’re in a bit of a slump.  No big vacation.  The kids’ swimming lessons were extended — and Ruth is taking diving lessons rather than continuing on with her basic swimming lessons.  Ruth is going to get a trip up to June Lake in early August.  We extended our camping trip that we are going to do to add on a family leg at Sequoia National Park.

In some ways I’m glad.  I have gotten very, very few of the things on my list done this summer.  Very little writing.  Very little classroom organizing.  And, a lot (although nowhere near enough) household organizing.

So, we’re in the doldrums a bit.  I know, I know.  Life is soooooo hard when the weather is perfect, you aren’t working, you and your loved ones are healthy.  Poor, poor, pitiful me.

Still.  Mid-July is a bit blah!  For Ruby too.  She’s not seeing nearly the squirrel incursions that she did last summer.  Poor dear is a victim of her own success.


6 Responses to “Ruby Tuesday – Mid-Summer Slump Editon”

  1. Miz S 22 July, 2008 at 3:44 am #

    Sorry your vacation plans have had to be scaled back.

    I know what you mean about the damn list. My basement is full of boxes from my classroom that I brought home to “organize.”


    Maybe next week?

  2. KGMom 22 July, 2008 at 10:16 am #

    Poor Ruby. Come east, a bit, and I promise you squirrels, chipmunks and voles!
    Sorry about your trip–but something good will come of it, I am sure.

  3. Pam 22 July, 2008 at 3:28 pm #

    Poor Ruby, she’s doing such a great job at keeping the squirrels at bay.

  4. bevson 22 July, 2008 at 6:35 pm #

    If Ruby is totally bored I can think of a few chipmunks and a dratted groundhog she can get rid of for me….

  5. Trixie 22 July, 2008 at 6:57 pm #

    Liza, I am so with you! I feel like all my limbs are filled with lead. When not working about all I want to do is read. Sigh….

  6. Mary 23 July, 2008 at 9:34 am #

    “Poor dear is a victim of her own success.” Boy, did that make me laugh!

    Mid-July is a time for a slump. I’ve been in one for almost a month now – trying desperately to get myself up and out of it!

    When I worked part-time summers years ago, I always had long lists of things to accomplish during those wonderful two months. But the days slip away too fast.

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