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“So here’s the thing… » Where has the time gone?

“So here’s the thing…

Where has the time gone?

Filed under: Uncategorized — August 8, 2007 @ 12:21 pm

I’m beginning to feel like July is the only real summer vacation month. School runs into June so I only have a couple weeks “off” that usually turn into tying up loose ends from the school year. And August feels like a “getting ready for school” month. I’ve got a bunch of things scheduled that only seem to move August along faster. Like…

…the kids are leaving this Friday to spend a week w/ their Grandma, but instead of a “woo hoo” week planned, I have a bunch of home repairs that have to get done. Sunday is my church’s big “Metro Beach Picnic” at 10am AND my Dad’s “Jamb for the Lamb” event at 11am on the same day! That’ll be challenging. Plus, next Monday is our first soccer mtg (Jason picked up a team again, so he’ll get to coach Keegan), the women’s ministry has a mtg on that Tuesday, Church is Wednesday night, and I have a teacher training mtg on Thursday night. And then the Saturday that the kids get back is a big birthday party bash for Devyn’s friend, Gabby. (Keeg’s invited, too, so that’s nice.)

…continuing forward…Wednesday (22nd) we leave for Cadillac to visit my brother and his family. That “event” I’m actually looking very forward to, but as with any trip, it gets exhausting living out of a bag and sleeping on a blow-up mattress for several days. (Gotta be careful…this line of thinking only makes me depressed that they don’t live down here…stinky GM lady…she doesn’t know what she’s missing.)

Anyway, then we’ll be dropping off the kids w/ Grandma again Saturday night after a 3 1/2 hr drive home so they can go to another party on Sunday the 26th w/ her. And then, of course, go BACK in the car to pick them up.

That will leave us w/ only one teeny last week before school starts! And that brings anxieties of its own. Devyn will be heading for 1st grade…FULL DAYs. She’s going to have to learn to deal w/ keeping her temper in check and obeying the teacher for SEVEN hours…plus getting used to only eating once during the day at a specific time. (She tends to graze.) It will certainly add to our prayer time. lol But the most terrifying thing to happen come September is that I’m going to try and go back to work…a little bit. I’m going to apply for a substitute teaching position. I did that for a “living” a long time ago before I got a permanent position w/ the Redford School Dist., so I’m hoping it’s like riding a bicycle. But I’m still nervous as all get out!! My friend Amber is going to help me out by taking my kids to school for me. I’ll just drop them off w/ her before I leave for work. (Just typing that sentence feels weird!)

So much stuff!! I am definitely looking forward to apple orchard trips! How crazy fast (or slow) has your summer been? Starting a new school year for me is like jumping on a high-speed locomotion that makes only one stop in December. Between Church commitments, soccer, tap & cheerleading as well as almost nightly homework…it gets really really nuts around here!

 

 

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