It has been a great week! First of all MAJOR PROPS to my mom and dad for hosting the annual Camp Grandpa! The inaugural event was in June of 2009: "Next week is Camp Grandpa in Middleville! I am pretty excited about this first time event that we plan to make an annual one! We get to have 3 special young visitors for 4 days of fun with drop ins for younger ones!"- Camp Grandpa This week I have so enjoyed pictures on Facebook from my Dad showing how much fun the boys are having; fishing, horse-back riding, art-making, stick-throwing, Grandpa, Grandma and cousin-time . Talk about a wonder week for them! But back to me...
|"We did a lot of exhausting work this week, *L*.|
Thank you, for 'hanging-in' there! Love, Mom"
I'm invigorated, rejuvenated, pleasantly surprised at how good it feels to get projects tackled.
Do you have too much to do around the house and not enough time, arms, or energy? I know the feeling! I am so thankful for "Camp Grandpa" as well as the support of my in-laws who live fairly close. If you don't have family nearby why not look to your military-family? If you watch one family's children for a day perhaps the following weekend they can return the favor. Hire a teenage babysitter for the day. If you are around it might be easier (and perhaps cheaper) to hire a younger teenage to watch the kids while you tackle away! Think outside of the box and perhaps you will find how great it feels to just 'get it done!'
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com
PS: I ended up rolling paint on our deck with my 11month old on my back in his carrier. I was SO worried that I was going to be in major pain the next day from the bending and lifting with him behind me. I was so relieved the next day when I had no pain at all! Here is a great article from Tricare about taking care of your back for the major summer projects that can dominate our summers: TRICARE Provides Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Back.