Spinning …

We have had a busy summer. It's been fun but we have been on the go since George's graduation day in June. It's honestly been a whirlwind. The past few days we have had at home we spent catching up on life. And by life I mean laundry, HA! Well, that was part of it anyway. But we also had even more running around to do. Ugh. Next week Sid is moving into her new house and George will be moving into his dorm. So we had lots of shopping and packing that needed to be done this week. Not to mention Libs and Reese! Luckily they have a few more weeks of summer left so I still have some time to get their back-to-school things in order. Thank. God.

Last night George and I finished the last of our errands to get him ready for college. I felt so relieved! So relieved that I think my body shut down when I went to sleep last night. I woke up in the same position I fell asleep in. Ouch. And I was rudely reminded by my body that I drank no water yesterday. How is that even possible?!?! Busy anxious mom-ness is how that is possible! Needless to say I was so dizzy when I woke up that I could hardly walk. I guess my body has had quite enough of this summer schedule and has decided it's time for me to rest. OK, fine … I'll reluctantly listen.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you aren't spinning!!!

I cried a little …

Today George and I went and did some back to school shopping. Correction. Off to college shopping. He leaves in just two short weeks. I haven’t allowed myself to really think about it all yet. But today it all creeped in my thoughts. And it made me sad.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t cry a little!!!

Making our life easier …

With Sid and George off to college in just a few short weeks, I’ve had a lot to think about. Some of it makes me sad. Some of it makes me happy. Some of it makes me wonder about how the dynamics of our house will change minus two adults. Libs and I have even been trying to imagine meals and how those will look with them gone. On top of our busy Fall school schedule ahead this should be interesting. We have had busy schedules before but cooking for so few people will just be weird. So weird that we are looking into changing things up. A lot! This afternoon Libs and I were researching healthy meal delivery programs that manage all the portions and ingredients for you. All you do is cook them when they arrive to your home. I look at it like a personal challenge to keep healthy meals flowing in this house despite our hectic schedules, HA! Needless to say this sounds like a HUGE help in that department. This service also seems like it would be a time saver and not just at meal time but also in shopping time too. I am all over THAT!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you make your life easier!!!

Feed your soul …

So far Alaska has been fun and relaxing. I have been spending time with some dear friends eating, shopping, talking and hanging out. I even took a nap in the grass! It’s exactly what I’ve needed.

Well, I hope you all have day that feeds your soul!!!

I shopped my way into a disaster zone …

I try to do all my weekly shopping on one day. Which is a lot for this crew. I’m traveling later this week so I have been doubling up on everything to make sure this bunch doesn’t starve to death or run out if toilet paper in my absence, HA! Yes, I know that many of them are adults now and can easily go to the store and take care of themselves. But still. It’s not the same unless mom is here. At least I’d like to think so.

Anyway, with the exorbitant amount of shopping being done it’s made our usual shopping mess, worse. It doesn’t matter how clean and organized my house is when I start shopping either. When I’m done, it’s wrecked!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you’re not living in a disaster zone!!!

Getting along … 

I adore my daughter Libs. She is funny, kind, talented, smart and adorable. I tell her all the time that even if she wasn’t my kid I would still want to hang out with her. She promptly tells me that that is really strange, HA! See?!?! She is so darn funny!

Anyway, that all being said, I hate going clothes shopping with Libs. HATE. IT. We get so frustrated with one another that we don’t want to talk to each other for hours afterward. I think she can’t make up her mind and it drives me batty! She has her issues with me too. She says that I’m the only person who can go into a store with the intentions of buying pants and walk out with 3 shirts, 2 skirts and a meal. Oh my gosh, yes, she is HILARIOUS!

Luckily, now that Libs is older she can go shopping with her friends or Sid takes her when she is in town. It works out best for everyone. However, there are still times when I must go with Libs and today was one of those days. I had found shorts that I knew she would like at a store that was pretty far away. She also needed a nice dress because this week she is competing in her school’s version of American Idol (Yep. She sings too. This kid!). So reluctantly, off we went to make our purchases. 

Well, I am not sure what exactly happened but our outing went unusually smooth. We went to two stores and made two purchases. Shorts and dress acquired without incident. It was a darn miracle! We couldn’t believe that neither one of us wanted to disown or curse the other. It was so weird.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get along!!!

Half a blowfish …

After being up and shopping for hours yesterday I finally collapsed into bed last night around 10:30. Um. I’m pretty sure I slept on my face. The right side of my face. All. Night. Long.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t look like half a blowfish!!!