Thursday, May 29, 2008

May Madness

I’m hiding out at my favorite spot, the library. Snuck in a Starbuck's, too. A little over four hours and counting until Emily is done with school for the year. Luke finished yesterday. Joey finished classes two weeks ago. My mind is just fried. I honestly don’t remember a time in my life being as busy as I’ve been the past few weeks. Back in April, I knew what was coming. I planned, made lists, shopped ahead. I really thought I had it under control. And I guess I did because so far everything has gone off without a hitch – although we still have Joe’s Eagle ceremony tonight, but I’m confident that it too will be fine. I put together some table decorations last night, finished the scrapbook yesterday afternoon. Later this afternoon, we'll head over to the church to set up tables, decorate and then pick up the deli trays. He is printing up the programs this morning -- nothing like waiting til the last minute. It's a family trait. In the course of the past week we've celebrated a high school graduation, a birthday, a confirmation, a 5th grade graduation/end of the year activities, an Eagle ceremony, and we are preparing for an exchange student who will arrive on Friday. Not to mention that baseball and softball seasons started for Luke, Em and Dan! Needless to say, our plans for listing the house have been put on hold for a few weeks. Until things get back to "normal", whatever that is. What I would really like right now is to check out a Debbie Macomber book, curl up on the lounge chair on the back porch and just get lost in it. I especially love the early morning hours in the summer. Last year, I kept my little prayer basket on the back porch and it held everything I needed – journal, extra reading glasses, pens, books, even a candle. The kids would sleep in, sometimes I'd stay in my pajamas until nine o'clock and just enjoy the early hours of the day, drinking coffee, reading and writing. How I look forward to that time again! I'm off to find a good book -- probably a Debbie Macomber. I can never remember which ones I've read. But the nice thing about my spacey memory is that I can re-read books and enjoy them all over again.


secondofwett said...

I just got the new debbie Macomber,,,abt Wishes,,,,I'm saving it for our anniversary holiday next month so I can savour it w/o kids interrupting!

annie said...

It has been crazy here too!

I've not read anything by that author, I need to check it out though.

Xandra said...

LOL! I was just telling a friend over lunch that I could re-read books over and over again, because I literally forget the PLOT if it's been more than a few years between readings!

I hope after this last flurry that your summer will slow down a bit so you can get some quality reading/quiet time in.


Bev said...

When I was cleaning out the camper to sell just this past weekend, I grabbed two DM books as my summer reading. You're right, she's delightful, I just had a friend read one by her called 20 Wishes that she said was delightful. And I did not ever think of smuggling Starbucks into the library - but it sure is a thought!

Trailboss said...

I wish I liked to read :(

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

So busy, but with all such great stuff and wonderful memories. Hope Joe's stuff last night went well, but I'm betting it did!

I love the library (and a Starbucks, too!), but I also love your description of your back porch. I hope you got a book, and that you get to spend a lot of time there this summer. Make it a priority and schedule it into your day :)

I recently read Twenty Wishes and liked it; I've enjoyed all of the Blossom Street books. And I just finished 74 Seaside Avenue, so I'm current on the Cedar Cove books and awaiting the 8th one later this summer. I love her too :)

Have a great day, a great weekend, and Happy Reading!

Jen said...

What all are you doing this summer? Madison is playing golf and we plan to go to the pool alot. I want to start working on my genealogy again. I love doing this. And working in the garden and flowers. Resting. I understand the May busy schedule. I'm glad things will slow down here alot.

Bill said...

You have so much to be grateful for in your busy life, Karen!!!

There are certain books that I love to read over and over. They're like old friends. Two that come to mind right now are To Kill a Mockingbird and A Confederacy of Dunces.