Tuesday, June 12, 2012

High Hopes and Low Expectations

I am still unemployed and well...I don't really mind it.  Hubby and I have decided to keep the girls home this summer (no summer camp unless I get a job) and I have, to quote Eeyore, "High Hopes and Low Expectations".

I'm hoping to continue their learning this summer with at least half hour sessions every other day.

I'm hoping to start a chore schedule which will include:  making beds, setting/clearing tables, emptying bathroom garbage cans, etc.

There is a man in the neighborhood who teaches tennis lessons at his home.  His gives free lessons to the people in the neighborhood so all three of us will be taking lessons (if my knee/hip can keep up).

I have signed the girls up for swimming lessons as well.

I will most likely be staining the deck this summer as well as repainting the posts on the front porch.

Do you like valances or drapes for windows?  This goes along with the thousands of ideas for the house I have running thru my head...which include board and batten and stenciling in the hallway and making everything more light and airy.

I hope to spend at least one day a week at the beach this summer.

I cut my hair even shorter last week.

Both girls got bangs.

I think that's all I've got in me right now.

I'm including some pictures from our Mother's Day trip to Baltimore.  I will have more but I need to edit them.




  1. I LOVE that - "High Hopes and Low Expectations" because it is EXACTLY where I am right now. With 2 year old twins I wake up every morning thinking this is the day that I'm going to DO something . . . but it doesn't always work.

    Great pics!!

  2. I have a 6 year old boy and 7 months old baby boy. My six year old is a fun loving sweet boy but he has been a very fussy eater ever, He has always given me a tough time ... Today i gave him dinner and he vomited everything he ate while brushing his teeth . He does not eat anything he takes to school ... he is underweight ... I wonder how i am going to handle him like this.. I feel soo depressed I dont know where i am going wrong ....