We are currently en route to Family Camp! Michael has a broadband card for his laptop, so I can blog while sitting shotgun. Multitasking at its finest. Of course, I get carsick, so I can't look while I type.
The house has not gotten any more settled in since my last post. The basement is still a disaster, but I think it's do-able. It better be - we have an au pair arriving in September, and her room is down there. I don't think I've blogged yet about the au pair. I had no intention of getting one, but I was complaining to one of the moms at Dylan's school about how hard it has been to find a reliable nanny to watch her after camp and after school. She pointed out that an au pair would solve all of my problems (well, not the mental ones). It will be half of what I'm paying now for Max's daycare, Dylan's sitter and the doggie daycare. And I will be able to stop my endless schlepping from place to place. It takes me over an hour to get home most days, because I need to pick up both Max and the dog. So, yeah, we are getting an au pair. The applications have just started to come in - it's exciting!
I am very excited about this vacation. After the week I had at work, and the stress of moving, I want nothing more than to sit in the sand, reading a book and drinking a beer while someone else entertains my kids. And, guess what? That's what camp is all about! I also plan to paint some ceramics, make a beaded necklace or two, and perhaps even polish a Petoskey stone.
I'll be back soon! (I plan to blog from camp.)