July 30, 2012
August is here already. Boy did July fly by in the blink of an eye! For our family, school will be starting up soon–in early September. The ever-moving calendar days are constant reminders that the end of summer is on the horizon.
Our family is busy, even over the summer. There are inside chores to be done, outdoor chores to be handled, errands to be run, appointments to be met, and working for a living, of course.
It would be so easy to allow these things to encompass our entire summer…BUT that wouldn’t be fun at all!
Every single day, we get a whole bunch of the work/chore related stuff done. At the same time, every single day we do something FUN.
For example, today so far, I worked out at the gym, did some laundry, worked on work projects, trimmed some of my outdoor plants, and helped a school parent with a spreadsheet she needed help with.
But now, we’re taking a break for some fun stuff. I have a girlfriend coming over with her children. The kids will play games with my daughter, and I’ll have some one-on-one chitchat time with my friend. She’ll be here any moment, and I’m really looking forward to it!
For my sanity, I always include fun in my day. As we welcome August, I have a fun thing scheduled every single day on my calendar…from taking my daughter to an amusement park, to going to the beach, to going to book chat, to having a picnic in the park with my family, to a visit from my sister… the list goes on and on.
Yes, we will be productive as usual, but when the last day of August arrives, we’ll be able to say we did at least one fun thing–maybe two or more–every single day of the month!