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    So tomorrow is the first day of summer (northern hemisphere) and winter (southern hemisphere). Does your family do anything special to observe this?

    When my kids were small (still with an 8 pm bedtime), we would let them stay up as long as they wanted on that night and catch fireflies in the backyard. They would put them in a ventilated jar, then release them all at once when they were done. Now that they are young adults, if they're home, they'll still go out and catch a few for old time's sake!

    This weekend we're headed to Indianapolis to visit DS at his internship there. Most of the time when he's explaining what he does, I "get" some of it but mostly just nod my head. (He's working for MISO--it manages the high voltage transmission system for the central part of N America. He's in software testing.) We're hoping to do dopey yet fun stuff with him and his girlfriend, like bowling and/or mini-golf...maybe take a hike on a nature trail.

    In July we're headed to Iowa City, hopefully to help move DS into a new rental arrangement, as her summer sublease will be up at the end of July.

    We're pretty exotic in our travels this year...lol. Share where and what YOU are doing.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Your summer plans sounds nice Carol!

    Our summer has been busy so far, with no signs of letting up.

    DD is with my mom for the weekend, to get away from the boys (DS and his two friends that are with us until July) for a little while and to craft. My mom is talented, sewing, quilting, book making, tatting, knitting - you name it, she does it. DD enjoys crafting, I do not. My grandmother canned, baked, gardened, loved the outdoors - all things I enjoy and my mom is not a fan of. So maybe hobbies skip a generation for the women in our family.

    We are headed to a nearby lake this weekend that has an inflatable water park (like this one). Hopefully the boys love it, they are pretty excited.

    Otherwise - nothing much going on here - just moving kids to and fro .

    Hope everyone enjoys their new season!
    Rebecca
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    Happy Summer!

    We finally finished the official school year, so I feel I can relax now (and catch up on the stuff i didnt get done!).
    I got in a fender bender yesterday, nobody was injured but I have been a bit stressed about it and didnt sleep well. (No reason I can tell to be stressed, insurance pays for it, but my heart rate has been up, and I cant seem to relax - marathon watching Jane Austen movies seems to calm me, at least.)

    I have a (gaming) friend in Iowa City now for their writing workshop, I thought of you and your daughter Inmom! Have fun on your trip to Indianapolis.

    Water park sounds fun, RTB!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    RTB, you have officially entered the period of parenthood I call Teenage Chauffeur Service. I felt like a spent my life in the car from the time my kids were 12 until they got their own license at 16. Honestly, though, it sounds like you are all having a good time. That's great.

    Alexsmom, so sorry to hear about your fender bender, and the stress afterwards. Hopefully it will pass with time.

    Your gamer friend must be a fairly good writer to get into that program!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Steamboat Springs CO got snow on the first day of summer

    We only have plans to go to Maine this summer (end of July) for a family reunion (husbands side). The last time I saw his family I was pregnant with the twins at his grandfathers funeral

    Man child is still in Italy for his photography class (he comes home next Thur)... sadly it has been a roller coaster due to drama with his girlfriend here I am trying hard not to get too involved but I have told him this speaks VOLUMES about her. I have never been a fan of her... but she isn't my girlfriend sooooo


    I have been distracting myself from the fact my first born is an ocean away with a breaking heart by doing some crazy cleaning... it is disgusting how dirty it gets under my children's beds
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    Life coaching my 1 twenty-one year old man-child

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    My plan this summer is to downsize. My son isn't here this summer he's volunteering at a summer camp. Next year (2020) he goes away to college so it's time. We're looking into moving into a verysmall space in the next couple of years. We have a lot of stuff!
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    Wow, Miguel'smom! Our kids are (mostly) away, but we're not ready to down size yet. I think it would happen when/if we decide to relocate when dh retires..he's hoping in the next 5 years. Do you have garage sales in your future, or do you donate?

    If you're willing to share, where is he hoping to go to college? What will he major in?
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    We have plans to do a bit of traveling to Washington State. The entire fam loves roadtripping!

    When we get back I'll work on setting up our homeschool area. This will be our first year homeschooling and I am a bit excited and nervous.

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    Enjoy the trip. Washington State can be beautiful.

    And always feel free to come here to ask questions, vent, etc. You will find a lot of support!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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