Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Approximately how long I have to hold it together until school starts.
This last week has been rough. The kids are crabby, slovenly, sluggish. I'm tired of following behind them every five minutes and cleaning up some random sticky/dirty mess that I had no part of. I'm tired of seeing them sit in front of the television watching the nine bazillionth rerun of 'The Suite Life'. I'm tired of harrasing them to get dressed and brush their teeth already, it's noon for godssake!
Too much togetherness.
I can envision myself the first 3 or 4 days next week, sitting quietly alone in the house. No TV, no video games, no bickering. Lapping up every ounce of peace.
Only 165 more hours to go.
In the meantime, the backpacks are all packed, the school supplies sorted, and fresh new clothes are hanging in their closets, waiting.
Tonight we are going to dinner with my Aunt Roberta for her 60th birthday, and having a little something afterwards at our house. We'll probably have a fire in the chiminea, and cozy up in the twilight and enjoy the beautifully-cool-almost-fall evening. Maybe she will wear her birthday Monkeys, to keep her feet warm.
Monday, August 25, 2008
|1.||movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.|
Today is transition day at middle school. Emma picks up her schedule, gets her school supplies, walks her class schedule, and has her picture taken for her ID badge.
It's all so weird and makes me feel floopy.
At 10, there are so many ways she is still a little girl. She's messy. She hates to have us touch her hair. She watches Handy Manny everyday. But there are equally as many indicators that she isn't a little girl. She almost never orders from the kids' menu. She's starting to become fashion conscience. There are hairs in her armpits! What's a mom to do?
Welcome to the beginning of adulthood, sweetie. Take every last chance you can to still be a kid.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I have been wanting to post some vacation pix but have been hampered by a few factors...A ) the high-speed internet isn't so high speed. I think it's on vacation time and B) I was downloading a movie for the kids last night and it took 12+ hours to load and then C) I have been really tired at night; too tired to hold an intelligent conversation.
So there you have it!
Our stay has been wonderful so far. I would highly recommend the area to anyone looking for a little peace and quiet. The small town is nice, with many little totem stores, a well stocked market, and even a yarn store! YES, a yarn store. It's tiny, and carries a lot of funky yarn, but the proprietor is as sweet as pie! We've gone to about half the stores, but it's been hard to tear the kids away from the beach.
We are staying at the Homestead Beach Resort, but are so far away from the resort part it's like being alone on the beach. The kids have spent hour upon hour occupying themselves by digging holes in the sand. It's very restful.
I have slept better here in two nights than I have in a month at home. And the nights have been so lovely and cool, 'August' temps haven't been a concern at all.
We went to the dunes today and climbed to the top. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Obviously I am waaaaay out of shape.
We're headed off to dinner. I'll try later to post more pix. Maybe.