Thursday, May 31, 2012
Hello, Summer Vacation
Ah, the mixed feelings! I'm not really sure where to start. Except, I did take Andrew to Trader Joe's with me today for the first time in quite a long while, and let's just say I prefer to go it alone. Next week, it will be me and two kids. I have been so spoiled. Grocery shipping with kids, one of the not-joys of summer. Oh well.
This summer, besides visits to TJ's, not getting regular exercise is going to be a tough one. I will miss my biweekly jogs. I will try to replace them with letting the kids play at the playground while I run around (and around and around) the path at the school. But I dunno. If I only gain back the weight I lost, I will consider that pretty good.
On the positive side, today I packed the last lunch for several weeks. And no more having to get out the door by 8:30 A.M. I am looking forward to less running around. I am looking forward to fun outings with the kids, and family vacation.
I spent about fifteen minutes last Tuesday (Andrew's last day of school) between an errand to the pharmacy and a dental appointment (no cavities!), at the craft store buying wire I am going to use to crochet. I snapped the photo of silk flowers (above) on my way out of the store. The next time I go there (kids in tow), I'll probably be pulling my hair out (maybe I can save it for crochet).
I'm whining a lot, but I want you to know that I am also so thankful I am able to be home with my babies all summer long. I mean, how many more of these do I have? Sometimes I am afraid to blink, for I might see Valerie graduating high school, Andrew learning to drive, right before my misty eyes. It is hard to put it in perspective sometimes, in the moment (of self-pity). But the reality of just how fast it goes is right there with me everyday.
Hello, summer vacation. Let's rock 'n' roll.