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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

...time keeps on ticking...

....Selena my high school sophomore...and Hunter my high school freshman (plus my nephew Zach an 8th grader!)....1st day of school 2010...where did the time go?

Friday, August 20, 2010

What do you guys think?

It's a beautiful Friday morning and it's been four days since Belle flew back to Florida.  Our house has settled back into normalcy after the rush of getting a college kid ready.  My high schoolers are ready to head back to classes next Tuesday.  Life for me will be a blur of soccer games, with my days filled with writing and new projects. I'm ready to hit the ground running with the free time that school in session gives me.  

My most recent Bargain Hunter blog was one that was close to my heart.  It's about letting your kids go.  I'm posting it here today -- take a gander and let me know how you all feel about letting your kids go.

Letting Go

Monday, August 2, 2010

Snapshot of my August

"I bet deep down you still wish your mom would take you clothes shopping every August for the new school year."   ~Bridget Willard


Seems like I just started waxing poetic on summer and all of a sudden it's back to school.  I've just learned to sink deeply in my front porch cushions and enjoy a good book while the kids sleep in.  The days are lazy and with not much direction.  It turns on a dime when the first of August rolls around.  Here is my August in a nutshell:

-- Drive three times a day to Hiland to chauffeur said children to soccer conditioning

-- Come back home and drink three more cups of coffee .... savor.

-- Help my college sophomore choose which t-shirts out of 300 should go back with her to Florida.

-- Remind her that extra baggage is extra money.

-- Hide 100 of her t-shirts that she doesn't even remember that she has. 

-- Make a sandwich for the hubby and chat with him when he comes home for lunch. 

-- Go through high school sophomore and freshmans' clothing with them. 

-- Remind son that even though underwear only has ten holes in it, we do need to buy some more.  

-- Question for the 1000th time where the 20 count package of socks has gone to that I bought him one month ago. 

-- Tell myself it's okay to be glad I have one child that never asks for much of anything new. 

-- Remind myself to tell the other two that I love them anyway even though they want everything. 

-- Chauffeur kids to practice.  The middle child now is having 2-a-days.  

-- Remind myself I love being a soccer mom.

-- Say goodbye to eldest.  Watch her fly away on a big jet plane.  Shed a tear.

-- Text her to tell her I love her and to be good.

-- Attend numerous soccer scrimmages and yell my head off. 

-- Buy school supplies and lots of extras just because "you love us mom!"

-- Drive to school, drop said children off, come home, brew more coffee and crash.

-- Get ready to head to first soccer game. Scream my head off. 

-- Smile and thank God because I love my life.