I decided to stay home from The
So I fed Libby-11 and two of her friends some mac and cheese and hot dogs and sent them to The Game with Dennis. The other two Big Kids are already there, courtesy of Allie-16's license. Did I mention I love having another driver in the house?
So the Little Girls (5 & 8) are here with me. I promised them earlier in the week that they could have a friend over. They are watching The Little Rascals in between pretending they are horses, galloping all over the house, playing the
It's a good way to end the first six weeks of school. For all of us.
I do hope to get back to blogging regularly at some point. Right now, to be honest, I don't know where to begin. I have lots of mixed feelings about life right now (really enjoying the job, liking the part that makes me feel competent and needed - all that professional stuff I haven't been a part of for the better part of a decade - and SO proud of my family for pitching in and making it work - while at the same fighting fatigue, missing my "old" life, and wishing for a day to sleep in!!). I sit at the computer and can't think of a thing to say that's remotely coherent.
I guess the main thing is that we are hanging in there. I'd like to say it is getting easier, but I think that might be a stretch. Maybe I'm learning to accept that it can be good - and there can even be joy - as Elisabeth Elliot says, in "simply doing the task given us to do."
Mostly that means laundry. And dishes. And getting up the next day.
And sometimes it means missing a social event so I can keep a promise to my kids.