I know it's been awhile, but I just got really lazy this summer and decided to take a computer break. I actually had a great summer. First summer in years where neither my hubby nor I ended up in the hospital for some kind of illness or surgery.
Our summer started with a whirlwind trip to East Coast for Memorial Weekend. We actually went for a 30th birthday party for a girl I worked with one on one for 2 years when she was in elementary school. I taught her life skills and she became a very important child in my life. She taught me patience and tolerance, and I thank her for making me the teacher I am today. Her birthday was a very special one because she only had a life expectancy of 25 years.
Her parents threw her a major party at the Baltimore Orioles stadium. Since we were going for her birthday, my hubby and I decided to make it a family vacation. My oldest was born in Columbia, MD and we wanted him to see where he spent the first 2 years of his life. My youngest is a history buff, so we spent a day in DC, and then we all decided that a quick trip to NYC was in order. I was exhausted by the time we got home and had to take an extra day off to sleep. I was able to keep my fibro pain at bay with a lot of pain medication. I hurt, but I wanted to make new memories for my boys.
We went to AZ in July to visit my brother and his family. We spent a week there celebrating both the 4th of July and my birthday. We went kayaking one day, and I actually managed pretty well. I couldn't move my arms the next day, but well worth the pain. Both my boys and hubby also had a blast kayaking.
I spent the rest of the summer just hanging out with my youngest. We chilled, went to the movies, and just enjoyed our summer. I hardly saw my oldest because he was always out with his boyfriend. Now that school is starting and he has a job, we might see him every once in awhile. Luckily for him we love his boyfriend, and they come and hang out at the house when they're broke.
I went back to work on Monday the 18th. Trainings and getting my room back in order was exhausting, but I look forward to meeting my new 5th graders and having another fun year.
Finally, I went and got my hair done for the new school year. Last year I went with purple highlights. This year I decided to add purple and teal highlights. I love my new color. It makes me happy!
Anyway, hope every one is doing fine and the pain is manageable. I hope everyone enjoyed their summer as much as I did.