Is it only day 234 of blogging? Oh my goodness… I still have a heck of a long time to keep this up. I must admit I am starting to run out of things to blog about! (feel free to make any suggestions) I also must admit I absolutely love looking back at what I have come up with to blog about the last 8 months. I also love when the few friends who follow my blog send me a text message saying they never knew this or that about me/ or make comments. I also love that somehow I have managed to have at least one “like” on all of my daily entries- thanks for that!
Max’s official blog debut was yesterday- a photo displaying his wonderful cooking. He told me that he’s not going to write for my blog but will gladly be interviewed on whatever I want to ask him about Italy or cooking or whatever. He may just check out my blog too for the first time by December when I reach that magic number of 365 days..
So I am absolutely amazed that summer is almost over. Where did all the time go? Or was summer shorter this year? Malina finished school mid-June and today is August 1st. We start a new school in just weeks- yes, I’ll be blogging about the experience of going to a new elementary school for sure in her perspective soon.
For the past month we have been going to swim lessons after work/school/camp. I have been enjoying spending time with my family at the pool before the kids lessons begin. And while they have their private lessons I enjoy swimming some laps, where I take the opportunity to think about anything and everything (which is one of my favorite things about swimming laps).
Last night after finishing up my swim I took a good 5 minutes to check out the kids in action during their lessons. Little Matteo is somehow swimming across the 10 feet pool without help and can do a butterfly stroke. His teacher says that he is the only 4 year old he knows that can do a butterfly- oh my. And my dear Malina is swimming up to 100 meters now with freestyle, breast stroke and butterfly without taking a break. Her teacher said she’d be a good candidate for swim team in a few years- at age 8. YES- starting the kids at swimming at 6 months of age really did help them! Okay I also must admit that I have always wanted a family member to go scuba diving with- I can see it now – when they are teenagers we can scuba together.
I am still loving driving past the beach every day on my way to work. I still look out the window for the bikers and the surfers. When I drive by I still say “hi Mr. Surfer” and “goodbye” to the ocean as it disappears from sight. I have not had time to do another breakfast at the beach. I also haven’t had time to work more on the bike lessons that I mentioned that we began. Where is the time going? Wow.
With no major vacation this summer – just two days off – one to visit Paso Robles wine county and another this month to celebrate my birthday it has been the shortest, least vacationed summer in ages. I am not complaining, don’t get me wrong, but next summer we should have a bit more of a break traveling abroad most probably.
So as day 234 of blogging comes to a close I have just 131 days left until I reach a year of blogging straight. I believe that I will make it.. just hang in there with me and we’ll reach that day together in just a matter of time.