My Inspiration

"O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water." Psalm 63:1 (NIV)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

MIA no more

Yes, I have been Missing In Action but here I am again. This summer has been slam packed full of activities that have kept me off the boards and living life or something similar to it. We have had 5 trips to the beach, 4 trips to North Carolina, attended 3 family reunions, went to the park, the zoo, the farm and then some. I am tired from ripping and running up and down the highway although I have to admit that I didn't do the driving! Thanks honey...

We had physicals, dentist and orthodontist appointments, eye appointments, summer school and now we are gearing up for orientation and back to school nights at 2 different schools for 4 different kids.

Somewhere during that time I worked my normal 10-12 hour day schedule and managed to take off 2 whole days to make long weekends with the kids.

We had the stomach bug run through the house 2 times, poison ivy, mosquito bites, spider bites, found snakes, moles, and mice in the yard and cleared a spot for the garden. We had sinus infections, a summer cold, nose bleeds, scrapes, bumps and bruises and one broken arm (not one of our kids) but nothing we couldn't handle.

The pool offered respite on those hot, humid days, the trampoline gave them exercise and giggles galore, they swung, they slid on the slide, they rode bikes, they went to the park, they played in the dirt, they played at the mall and they watched less TV and spent more time outside. Our bi-weekly trips to the library kept them well read and their teachers will be pleased at their reading list for the summer. I just love the library!

It was a successful summer but I'm not sorry to see it end. I'm ready for the routine of school - the going to bed, getting up and doing everything according to a schedule. I'm looking forward to no more arguments about staying up late, what's for breakfast, I'm bored, it's too hot outside, can we go outside, can I ride my bike, I don't want to ride my bike, what are we going to do, where are we going, are we there yet.

Done, done and done at least for the next 105 days until Christmas holiday when they will be out for two weeks and bored by the third day home.


  1. I am so jealous! As crazy as you were . . . there was no way that you could have been "all that" two years ago. Can it be?
    It's funny, as you say in your profile, I think it took me 44 years to learn to love me too. Maybe we are finally coming of age!
    Luv ya cuz!

  2. Sad but true cuz, sad but true! :-) Although I have to admit that this coming of age thing isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I'm enjoying things now a lot more than I did back in my 20's and 30's. Or maybe I'm not taking myself and my life as seriously as I did back then. You know that 5 letter word RELAX has gone from the "bad" list to the "good" list. I don't have a panic attack at the thought of a long weekend but I know I'm still a work in progress because the thought of a week off can still cause my heart to constrict and me to reach for a paper bag because I'm about to start hyperventilating!!! And don't get me thinking about my OCD tendencies, every button buttoned, every snap, snapped, every i dotted, t crossed, etc. those things I dont' think I'll ever grow out of but guess what... You still love me ;-)