|No trips to NYC but I got to see my daughter as Janet Van De Graaff. :)|
I didn't ride any roller coasters although I felt like I was on one for most of the summer.
I didn't revise my NaNoWriMo novel.
I didn't read the classics I loaded onto my iPad. I opted for trashy beach stuff.
I didn't dye my hair blond or get any tattoos or piercings.
I didn't lose 10 pounds or get back on my gluten-free diet that when I'm on makes me feel wonderful.
I didn't throw up or pass out when I watched my daughter perform in her first professional musical production. I did hide in the back row of the theater just in case.
I didn't throw up or pass out when I had to learn how to change my son's wound dressing. One of my biggest accomplishments of the summer.
I didn't get divorced or have a major illness.
I didn't quite let go of all my anger about losing what I had worked so hard for professionally, but I'm getting there.
I didn't just ponder growing my own tomatoes. They tasted divine.
I didn't stop breathing or scream when I took my teenage son out to practice driving. I stuck to gasping and pushing my pretend brake.
I didn't teach summer school.
I didn't get a speeding ticket, get in any accidents, or lose my keys.
I didn't hold on to all my children's books I used in my last position. They now reside in classrooms in Michigan and Florida.
I didn't have a garage sale.
I didn't sleep well.
I didn't get a pedicure.
I didn't feel torn when my daughter went back to college.
I didn't think the summer would fly this fast.