So much has happened over the Summer. I don’t even know where to start. I’m probably going to have to save this as a draft to collect all my thoughts.
First off, I actually had a Summer this year. It was my first Summer in a long time. After graduating high school in 2012 I worked nearly every day, tried College, then went back to working nearly everyday. This year it helped that I am now working on the weekends 3rd shift (taking away my life) and the mom I nanny for is a teacher.
The week days were mine! I slept in everyday, which spoiled me rotten. Getting up at six in the morning is tiring, so sleeping in until nine was a luxury. I think I spoiled myself too much, because now getting up at six is kind of hard.
Books are definitely better than boys. And boy did I do a lot of reading this Summer. I’m still way behind my reading goal of a hundred books this year, but that’s okay. It just shows I’m busy and work hard. I haven’t even gotten through half of the books I’m supposed to read. I’ve only read forty-two books so far.
Going on vacation helped. I think I read about half a dozen. My parents, my brother, and I drove from Grand Rapids Michigan to the Dells in Wisconsin. We were supposed to stay out this resort called Mount Olympus, but it was a disaster. You do not want to go to this place. First off, their rooms aren’t by the amusement park and water park. Unless, maybe, you had building one through five. That’s right buildings. And they had up twenty of them. So, the higher up you’re number the further away you are. Try a mile or two. If your driving it’s not so bad, but you have to pay for that.
Then there was the food. We were supposed to get a free dinner, but that ended at five. Guess what time we arrived at the check in building at? That’s right. Five. We were supposed to get free sodas too, unlimited!
The worst part was the hotel. The bed was a box spring, the blankets were torn and had holes in them, the toilet seat wasn’t attached to the floor completely. My dad says that was our amusement ride. We didn’t end up staying and found a better place literally across the street.
From Wisconsin we went to Minnesota, staying there for a few days then flying to Seattle. Seattle was okay. I wouldn’t mind seeing some non touristy places. We did the Space Needle again. It was my brother’s first time though. Of course we did a lot of random fun stuff and saw a lot of churches. We always do.
The highlight of the whole trip though, was the Alaskan Cruise! You will have to see my Facebook page for those pictures. Which I have not yet uploaded. I’m a bit slow when it comes to that. I usually just upload pictures through my Instagram as I go along. I couldn’t really use my phone a lot in Alaska, except to take pictures with. The WiFi was to expensive to use.
So know I’m back to work. Working third shift on the weekends and watching kids on the week days. I’m actually working for another family. He’s not yet four months old. I just love that age. The girl is nearly two years old. She is still as fun as ever. I swear, if I had my own home, I’d probably run a day care out of it!