Finally Friday…

Why do some weeks seem so much longer than others? I am so thankful it is finally Friday. Even with having Monday off this week, it just dragged on and on.

This week was a little strange at times. Tuesday and Wednesday I would have thought we were in the middle of October. The temps here were so cool, I even considered making chili one night for dinner. Which is a BIG no no in summer. I just wanted to cry because it made me realize snow could fall as soon as a few weeks from now. Goodness, let’s move on, shall we, that is just too darn depressing!

On the brighter side, I had the nicest visit with two mother’s from our son’s group of friends earlier this week when they stopped me on the way to my mail box to ask how our son was feeling. I was happy to report that Monday was his first day back at work, light duty, but better than nothing. I was also very happy to hear and share with them that the whole group of friends that have decided to take up long boarding have now invested in helmets and other safety gear. Even though our son had a helmet prior to his accident (but forgot it at home that one night) none of them really thought it was necessary until the night they were all informed of his crash. He has a great group of friends that all visited many times over the last two weeks. I would hate to have to hear that any of them had to experience what our son did to realize something so simple can be so important. As for our son, he is ready and waiting patiently to long board again and will be sticking to flat ground for the rest of the summer. This I am thankful for. Although, I don’t believe this will be happening in the near future for him quite yet. Life is still moving in pretty slow motion for him as of now.

My husband and I have started throwing around in our heads some hikes we are hoping to do this coming fall and can’t wait to get back to geocaching. We are waiting for tick season to come to an end and the leaves to start falling. Hiking in the fall is our favorite time of year. Although, we always struggle because hunting season is also in the fall. In reality you would think its possible to do both, hike and hunt, but I will not allow him to shoot anything in my presence. So that is just not possible. As always, we will split our weekends up carefully and he will get to hunt and together we will hike. We have three hikes that we are really hoping to achieve this fall but right now we need concentrate on packing for our vacation destination that is coming up fast.

As for the weekend, I am very happy to report that we will be kayaking for the first time in a few weeks. Even though our son is beached, that does not mean mom and dad still can’t have fun.

You all have a great weekend!