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It’s August Already…

August 12, 2010

What the heck happened to 2010?

I’m stretched pretty thin right now.  Life is revving all around me.  For me September looks like 7th grade, 4th grade curriculums sharpening their teeth at my not quite organized door.  Music lessons, Boy/Cub Scouts,  Science experiments,  Bible Studies,  the Fall Feasts.

My husband’s birthday and our 16th anniversary coming up.

Before that happens we have dentist appointments, eye appointments, check ups and a small vacation to the coast the last week of August.

The laundry is piling up, the organization has just begun.

I’m envying the cat and his infernal napping.

There are more new people in my life right now than I can manage and make sense of and tonight?

An awkward dinner, arranged by my husband, with a family I don’t know at all. Because for him meeting new people is fun and for me?  Painful.

The meteor shower is tonight and I want to get everyone up at midnight, drive out into the darkness just outside the edge of town, wrap up in blankets on the ground and be amazed by the infinite beauty of G-d’s creation. BUT… I need to be up by 5:30 because there are two estate sales, a neighborhood sale other yard sales around town and a Cub Scout meeting by 12.

Honestly?  I want to cry.  And that’s even more irritating than you can imagine.

Oh well, I’m off to work on the organization of the garage.

There is no rest for the… weary?  Right?  It’s not just the wicked…

  • Serena

    It’s hot, I feel totally disorganized and unready to start school up again and have a huge list of projects to finish around here, too, so you have my empathy/sympathy!

    Love and shalom,

  • My mom’s comment is pretty much what I would say, too, except this is my first year trying my hand at home schooling and thus I’m somewhat terrified when I think about it too long.

  • Thanks girls! I’m trying to remember how to breathe. 🙂

    Arielle, you already homeschool. Teaching your children at home is as natural as breathing. Just now you’ll use different tools and you’ve added specific goals.

  • AJW308

    Any chance your son would want to make some money mailing some non-toxic high desert scorpions to a buyer?

    My son has a think for scorpions and the only ones for sale locally are labeled as ‘African Emperor” with a warning that they produce a toxin that may have serious effects on some. I’ve seen the African Scorpion listed as one of the most deadly scorpions in the world.

    Let me know. Thanks.

  • Spacebunny

    Mom’s with school aged children know that the new year really starts in Sept – not on January 1st.

    Hang in there. This summer has been crazy for us and will get worse in the next couple of weeks before it starts getting better. One. Day. At. A. Time.

  • I offered to skip my husband’s birthday in an effort to at least have one free weekend in September. He was strangely reluctant.

    He has no compassion. 😀

  • AJW, we are willing to give it a shot. 🙂 They are gonna LOVE this! Email me and we can work out the details.

  • They have only one question. How MANY do you want??? They are wild with excitement. *rolls eyes* Oh brother!

  • I’ve been seeing meteors every night at work. Mostly ones and twos. I’ll try to check it out tonight if I can catch a break.

  • Re: what you posted on over on my blog about motherhood – that sounds a lot like me! Honestly, one of my friends was apparently seriously concerned that I wouldn’t be able to connect with my child at all when he was born, I was that far from being ‘maternal.’ (And I hadn’t wanted to start having children yet, I only did so because my husband wanted to get started.) Turns out, it was the biggest blessing of my life. =)

  • With my first I didn’t “feel” like we connected until he was about 6 months old. With #2? He was 18 months.

    Not that I cared less for them or loved them less myself. Just that ooey-gooey Mommy feeling?

    Took me a long time.

  • Scorpions? I’ve allowed all manner of turtles, lizards, frogs, toads, snakes, and even spiders and insects, but I draw the line at scorpions. 😛 You are VERY brave.