I received an email this morning from a long-time reader, fellow blogger, and Mom-In-The-Know about how life goes with kids ... with our kinds of kids. She was just checking in. Ya know, a "Hellllloooooo in there!!! Anyone home? Everything okay?" kind of email. Because, of course, with our kinds of kids... we worry when someone doesn't surface after too long.
Her sweet gesture gave me that nudge I needed. It's been ... well, close to 2 months and that is just far too long. What can I say... life has a way of just spiraling around like a revolving door hitting mach speed.
We've just been busy. Insanely so.
So, here's a little catch up on the nicer stuff. I'll leave the agonizing sh*t out because let's face it... if I've ignored blogging about it for this long, it's obvious that a rehash isn't really workin' for me.
Anyway, nicey-nice things - enter stage left:
Summer is greatly missed. The dramatic change in pace was a bit tough for us all...myself included.
Miss Tink is rockin' the second grade. No problems there. That girl is my worry-free, wash-and-wear kid.
And Pink is not only in fourth grade but starting at a brand new school that goes fourth through sixth. The work is harder, their schedule is earlier, and there is a lot more independence.
She seems to be adjusting. She already received the "Student of the Month" recognition for September so I guess, at least with her teacher, she is making an impression!
And we've got CB rockin' whatever grade she's in. In a different, parallel universe that only exists in my head, she'd be off in college right now. I'm glad she's here for another three years. She has a new class and new teachers and seems to be doing well.
The kids and their activities are keeping us hopping - girl scouts, soccer, tennis, swimming, art class, running group, young philanthrophy group, flute, religious ed, homework/tests/quizzes...
'Tis the season.
My freelance writing has picked up which is a big YAY but also means I'm barely sleeping or keeping up with the house, the laundry, my sanity.
It's all sorts of non-relaxing. But it is ALL GOOD!
I remind myself that all the things I sometimes bemoan, I will miss one day. I will miss incredibly if it were ever all just taken away from me.
Now that I'm kind of caught up in that superficial sort of way, I'm hoping this gets me back in the blogging routine. Thanks to anyone still hanging in with me!