June 15, 2008

Summer Break

My step kids begin their last week of school tomorrow, and may I just mention how late school seems to run now? I swear I used to get off in May.

This article is not about that, but about how, on my 10 year high school reunion year (aahh!), I am bummed about my lack of summer breaks. I remember my last 'real' summer break, where I sat at home and did nothing. It would be the year I turned 16... it was wonderful. When I was 17 I had a job as a Receptionist at K&B Homes, then when I was 18 (the summer when I left for college) I was working as a Data Entry Clerk for the same company. Those were still pretty awesome summers, I worked early mornings and usually got my afternoons off - so I didn't have to be bummed about missing my friends. Anyway, by the time I started my freshman year in college, free summers were a memory of the past. Unlike some, I worked 2-4 jobs during each summer I was in college, which gave me very little free time... not that I minded at the time. But I don't think I realized it was my last opportunity to be free during the summers...

Unless I quit and decide to become a teacher. Hmmmm....

So this summer I am going to try and get caught up in the yard, plan a summer vacation with the step kids, and try and plan a trip to Minnesota (at least, I'm hoping). It's just not as relaxing as it used to be when I'd stay in bed until 2pm after going to bed at midnight, those were the days...

Posted by 10lees at June 15, 2008 06:36 PM

THose sounded like WONNERFUL times when 16 and 17. :) You should've STAYED in California and then you could've stayed home and taken it easy sometimes. ;) Ah if onlyS - I'm glad you don't play that game.
Become a teacher - now that sounds like a really tough gig! ;)

Posted by: bevy at June 15, 2008 06:48 PM

I will second your love of summer. Now, I just stay up past midnight and still have to get up in the morning for work. Not nearly as much fun!

Have fun reclaiming the summer spirit!

Posted by: Jessica at June 16, 2008 08:49 AM

ahh - the summer job at KB home :)

i was wondering where summer vacation went, too...it's gone. sad.

Posted by: brooke at June 16, 2008 10:44 AM

that's right - you had a job there too! It was fun when I worked there, ping pong table and all... sigh...

I wish I could stay up past midnight, but I'm afraid I might be a zombie the next morning. :-)

hey mom - you didn't stay in CA either!! :-) hehe

Posted by: 10lees at June 18, 2008 09:26 AM

ya - but IF (and that's a BIG IF) you had stayed there - you never know. I know that if you were living at home going to Las Possibilities for 2 years - you never know NOW :>) Love you! :) Mommers

Posted by: bevy at June 19, 2008 02:16 PM
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