Vacation starts now — FranklyStein

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How can it be that tomorrow is Aug. 1? How can it be that the back-to-school shopping is done and that my oldest will start high school orientation three weeks from tomorrow?

So far this summer has been a blur of round trips in the car driving to swim practices, lacrosse tournaments, doctor’s appointments, dentist appointments, soccer camp, friend’s houses and trying to squeeze work in between. I don’t think I ever remember once sitting back, relaxing and soaking in summer.

I vowed sometime in June that I would take a half hour every day at the pool to sit under the umbrella and relax with friends. I did that once last week, for about 15 minutes.