Friday, July 29, 2011

Two Years (Yesterday)

So yesterday I started a blog post about my grandmother because it was two years since she passed away from pancreatic cancer.  It was a great post....all about how wonderful and yet how stubborn she was.  How if she thought the sky was green it didn't matter tha tyou could prove it was was green!  How she was an amazing cook.  I never saw her use a recipe.  She made the best dressing I have ever had - not to mention banana puddin', candy, cakes, you name it.  EVERYTHING was better at her house....seriously.  It was also about how much she loved her great-grands...all 6 of them...and how they still talk about her and miss her to this day.  Ava mentions from time to time that she "talks" to her - and quite frankly I believe her.  If you have ever read "90 Minutes in Heaven" or "Heaven Is For Real" then you know what I am talking about!

So anyway...that was it.  Nothing much....getting ready for school and the stress level is rising.  Four kids....2 different schools...trying to figure out practices, shuttle all throws me into a panic attack!  I'm not sure how this is all going to work out, but I guess it will. 

Maybe we can just sell the house, buy an RV and travel America.  Hmmmm... that is starting to sound pretty good about now!  :-)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Is Winding Down (And I'm NOT Happy About It!)

Yeah, so I have failed miserably as far as blogging goes this summer. I just seem to always run out of time.  These lazy, hazy days of summer are slipping through my hands and I don't like that at all!  We have been busy, and we still have lots to do!  I guess that is good tho. I have never been a fan of school starting back, but I am REALLY fighting it all the way this year.  There are too many changes going on.  Up until this year, Charles had been my "point-person" witht he kids.  He works there, so he runs into them during the day and can get in a quick "hello" or "how's your day?"  This year won't be that way tho (insert big frowny face here). Zachary is in a different building and Josh and Sarah are at totally different schools. Ava however, is good.  I'm not worried about her...she is in GREAT hands! (Love you Cindy!)  I am already stressing about all three of the older ones.  Zachary - just because he is in 7th grade....Josh and Sarah because they are going to totally new schools, new friends, riding the bus, what if there are bullies? I have no inside go-to person to check on them!  (Well, I do know a teacher there, but she will have her own classroom to deal with.)  This is crazy!  All I can do is pray about it.  That is powerful - yes - and literally all I can do.  I just seem have a problem of letting go of it.  I'm sure NO ONE has ever had that problem! :-)

So, until then, I will relish the rest of my time.  The days we can stay up late and sleep in...go swimming...whatever we want with no bedtimes or schedules.  That is my kind of life! Is that wrong?  Maybe I just need a vacation.....yes....another one - ha!!