Whenever my summer comes to an end, I always look back at my glorious time off and try to decide if I made the most of it.
I think this summer can best be compared to my garden. Oh, my garden. It has sucked this year. I'm not trying to say my summer sucked... just hear me out.
This is the third year for my garden. The first year, it flourished effortlessly. Seriously, it just grew and grew and I had tons of tomatoes and peppers.
The second year, it didn't go so well, but I blamed it on being away on vacation for 12 days. Even though our cat sitter watered it, there was no one "tending" to it, which I think makes a big difference.
This year, I thought things would go better since I wasn't going to be on vacation very long and I could tend to it.
It looks like something has been eating all of my plants!
I have gotten a few nice tomatoes, some peppers, one butternut squash and one zuke. Everything else is ROTTEN!
So how does my crappy garden compare to my summer?
Well, I have had some really great days this summer (the shiny red tomatoes!). But the other days were just BLAH (the rotten tomatoes!).
I'm not complaining. I CHERISH my BLAH days.
Here are just some of the things I did on my BLAH days:
- Laid on the couch.
- Wrote on message boards for Big Brother and The View.
- Researched true crime.
- Watched Jodi Arias interviews.
- Systematically read through solvingjonbenet.blogspot.com
- Overdosed on CNN.
- Read books.
- Did puzzles.
- Slept in really late and stayed up really late.
- Watched bad TV.
- Pet my cats.
I would be remiss if I did not mention the activities I did that represent the shiny red tomatoes in my garden! So here are my shiny red activities:
- Colorado for 6 days with Paul.
- The beach for 3 days with Paul.
- Swimming at the pool.
- Lots and lots of family time!
- Running with my brother.
- Meeting famous bloggers.
I was definitely lazy this summer! But all in all, I had a great summer! I am so thankful for my time off so I can go back to school RECHARGED.
How is you garden doing?
What do you like to do on your BLAH days?
Teachers, when do you go back to school?