What I did this summer

Now that it's September and Labor Day is right around the corner, it's a good time to reflect on another summer that's nearly gone. The boys start school next week and while my grad courses officially start on 9/13, I can access them on Monday which means for me school starts next week as well. Don't the summers always go by quickly? However, I managed to pack a lot in.

Summer really started for me the first week of July since I was finishing up a course in June. So in the roughly 8 weeks of summer, I managed to do the following:

  • Go on MANY bike rides, solo, with family, and with friends.
  • Participate in 2 mountain bike races
  • Spend a week at scout camp with the boys (and ride some more)
  • Visit Erie Canal Village with the family (but not ride)
  • Read 8 non-school related books
  • Ride 5 new trails with my wife we hadn't done before
  • Played a GREAT outdoor gig with the band

I'm sure there's some stuff I missed, but that's not too shabby for 8 weeks, considering I still did all of the "normal" day to day stuff we have from kid's activities to housework. Now that we're transitioning into "school" mode, I expect things to get crazy again. Christopher is already at marching band camp this week. Scouts and all the other fall activites begin ramping up next week. Before you know it there will be no time for anything.

Hope everyone had a great summer as well and enjoy your Labor Day (or the equivalent for my friends in the Great White North).


Jude said…
You know actually for a man who has a full time job and 2 kids, you packed a LOT into 2 months of summer! It's funny because I was thinking a couple of weeks ago that soon your time in blogworld will most likely be sporatic again due to time restraints. I have to tell you that it's been lovely having you around us so much this summer. :-)

Yep up here in Canada this is our Labour Day weekend too. Enjoy yours Rocker Biker Guy!
sydwynd said…
Jude: I'll still be blogging when something strikes me. I've kind of gotten back in the habit.
Jammie J. said…
Do you ever look back and wonder how you did it all?
sydwynd said…
Jammie: I did it all by forgoing sleep and housecleaning. And by not sitting in the house but getting out and doing things.

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