For some reason, I always relate a little to closely to George Costanza, from the TV show Seinfeld. In one of my early Blog Posts I relived an episode where George finds a perfectly fine pastry in the trash, and proceeds to eat it. My baby goes to 1st Grade in the Fall, which means I should join the ranks of the working again. So this time I can relate to the "Summer of George", where he takes the summer off to focus just on himself. So that is where my last hurrah, my Summer of Amber, comes in. It ended badly for George Costanza, as many things do for him. He wore dirty clothes, ate too much, and in the end fell due to atrophied muscles (from doing nothing all summer).
What's my plan for the Summer of Amber? Well, I have big plans that don't include Frolf (Frisbee Golf, according to George). Number #1 is my kids. We are planning Mommy School and I plan to get my boys over the reading/spelling hump that they both are struggling with. I want to be a great Mom this summer. I want to do math on the sidewalk with chalk and teach them how to dive properly. I want to play and laugh with them, make homemade popsicles. They have printed up their own money and written what tasks it will take to earn it. I have them making their beds, wiping down sinks and vacuuming. I feel like in a blink of the eye my little boys will be little men, but I still have this summer. I have big plans.
I will also work on my other writing projects a little bit. I'll be posting over at Android Mom where I write about Android (Droid, Nexus One, EVO, Incredible) smartphones for Moms, kids and the family and contributing more to Yo!Ladies an e-zine where I contribute articles (somewhat irregularly!).
Diet wise, I am keeping it all the same. For maintenance I am not really changing anything. I am dealing with Kidney Stones right now, and the stress and pain from it have been a diet challenger (I'll write all about that later). But I am holding pretty steady and have finally broken my obsession with weighing everyday. My goal this summer is to just keep on keeping on the Belly Fat Cure. I do want to take my "run/hikes" and turn them into just plain "runs" this summer too. I don't know where I will find the time for that, though. I'll write more about my exercise soon.
I also plan on doing lots of reading, while the kids swim or play at the park. Here are a few of the books I have on my library list or have ordered from Amazon:
What are your big plans for the summer?