I am thoroughly enjoying the summer. It is the best perk of substitute teaching. It's hard to believe that it's only a little more than a month until school starts again.
This summer, I've spent way too much time watching television and movies. It's so hot that I just don't want to do anything outdoors. Grandad and I are spending our evenings with Netflix, streaming lots of British television. It's just so different from American television. Of course, it all started with Downton Abbey. We've watched Bramwell, a series about a female doctor in the 19th century. We really enjoyed Land Girls, the Forsyte Saga, and The Grand. I'd be happy to hear from you if you have any recommendations for other series.
We spent last week in Houston at the Aggie Engineers' house. Grandad had to hire a new shipping and receiving person for their Houston store. I just hung out at the house and cooked dinner for Nick in the evenings. Marie is in Norway for her last three week stretch before returning to take a on new assignment which will keep her a lot closer to home, mostly in the Houston office. They are in the process of having an in-ground pool added. The concrete has been poured. Next they'll add coping and tile, then they'll need to finish the inside of the pool. When we arrived at the house, they had had a little bit of rain and there was probably six inches of water standing in the deep end of the pool. It then proceeded to rain all week. By the time we left, the pool was full of muddy water. Now they'll have to pump the water out before they can finish the pool. It's going to be fabulous. I can't wait to play there with Our Little Princesses. The shallow end of the pool will have an 18 inch lounge deck. I think it will be perfect for kids.
The Princesses and their parents have been to Louisiana to visit Travis' family. Katy does a good job keeping me up to date with photos from along the way. I got this photo from Katy during their trip. I really like it ... a lot. You can see that Princess J has really grown and all of a sudden she has a head full of curly hair. Don't ask me where those curls came from, because I don't know. It definitely didn't come from my side of the family.
It's less than two weeks now to Grams Camp. I think the Princesses will be arriving the evening of July 26. Time to firm up those plans. I know there will be lots of water play. I'm wanting to build a water wall for them to play with. Something like this one. I also saw one that was done on a big cardboard box. That way, after a few days, you can just toss the whole thing in the trash or recycle bin. No need to store it.
This week, I'm sewing and planning to catch up on some scrapbooking. What are you doing to make it through the rest of the summer?