Sunday, May 4, 2008

Life is good

I guess it's one of those inverse, proportionate reaction kind of things (no, I don't know what I'm talking about) that makes it so that the busier your life is, the more blog fodder you have, but since you're so busy you don't have time to blog. Something like that. This week has been a doozy and I don't foresee it slowing down until at least June -- of 2010. With a graduation in three weeks, a confirmation the next day and an Eagle Scout Court of Honor a few days later; then the arrival of our Japanese exchange student for 10 days -- I'm thinking I best log off for the time being. I'm excited for the next few weeks. Our eldest son is graduating from high school. The one that left for college in January. His principal told him that even though his course work was finished in December, she wouldn't give him his diploma unless he went through ceremonies with his class. "Your parents have earned that," is basically what she said. Smart lady. Have I mentioned that we're preparing to put our house up for sale in June? Timing has never been my strong suit, but I do work better under pressure, so I'm feeling rather in my element. And to the 50% of my blogging audience who read but never comment (that would be my family), I hear all the "yeah, RIGHTs" being groaned as you read that last sentence. So when I'm spazzing out over the stress, be kind, and don't remind me of what I just wrote. As I work my way through the next three weeks -- ceremonies, hosting a graduation party in our back yard, finals for our freshman, end-of-the-year party for the fifth grader who will be leaving elementary school, and as the class parent coordinating a gift for the teacher and assigning duties for that end-of-the-year party, having new carpet installed, and keeping everything else balanced -- as in laundry, meals, work, and softball practices -- well, I'm thinking it will be like swimming through quicksand. But, when it's all over, it will be summertime. And we'll have nothing to do but sit and watch baseball games. And enjoy the sun and barbeque and go camping a time or two. Oh, and move. Hopefully. Life is good.

7 comments:

Bill said...

It's a shame that you don't have more stuff on your schedule. How will you fill that idle moment between now and June 2010? Oh, I know...drop us a line on your blog, even if it's just to say "still alive, gang."

I posted a very tiny and quick book-related meme today, if you find time.

Have fun with everything - and I love Joe's high school principal!

Jen said...

I feel your pain honey. I'm so glad the principal is making him walk that stage....we do deserve this. And you will have to help support me as Madison and Emily move on the middle school. Something that makes me very nervous I may add.
May is very busy and that is hard. I slack this time of year due to all the responsibilities there are. Hand in there...an exchange student will be cool. I look forward to hearing all about what is going on...

Lynne said...

That's nice that the principal is making Joe walk with his class. You DO deserve that. I've never seen any of my kids graduate from HS. John got in trouble during his senior year and was not allowed to walk. Susan quit in her senior year (later got a GED), and Donna finished early and didn't want to walk. Shelby will graduate - and walk - on May 27!

I did get to see Susan and Donna graduate from college - but I was the first to walk for a college graduation, the year before Donna.

You've got a lot on your plate right now. Be sure to take some time for yourself!

Sandcastle Momma said...

Wow! You really are going to be busy! Good luck with everything and enjoy.

gail@more than a song said...

You do have a lot going on! And I'm glad he will walk, that will be great memories for all of you. You said it, life is good and these really are the good times! Enjoy it to the fullest!
When it's summer and you're breathing a bit easier maybe you can share some pics.

annie said...

Life is good :)
Sounds like it's super busy over your fence, but I'm glad it's going good!

Robin said...

I'm with you sister! We just made it through the college graduation and next is the high school one.
I'm already so tired. It's good to know I'm in good company.