Saturday, May 31, 2008

So Long May..... I hardly Knew You

I cannot wrap my brain around the fact that today is the last day of May. 31 days have gone by, and yet I am pretty sure that the month just started. We have exactly 15 more days of school. Well, 14.5 if you are being technical.. and out of those days, 1 is a field trip to the farm, 1 is our yearly Carnival day.. and one morning is Vehicle Day. I love the end of the year. My brain is mush, and I am exhausted, physically and emotionally, but it's almost over. So much has happened this month.. I don't even know where to start.

Friday, May 30, 2008

So. Effing. Done.

And I never really sleep anymore,
And I always get those dangerous dreams
And I never get a minute of peace,
And I gotta wonder what it means
And I gotta wonder what it means

Maybe it's nothing and I'm under the weather
Maybe it's just one of those bugs going round
Maybe I'm under a spell and it's magic
Maybe there's a witch doctor with an office in town

Oh is this a blessing or is it a curse?
Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?
Will it go on forever or is it over tonight?
Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Thank You

During this busy weekend of cookouts and parades and festivities, I hope you stopped to take time and remember all those who have served and died for our freedom.

Many members of our military are currently deployed all over the world, far from their loved ones... let us not forget them either.

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” Thucydides

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I'm Never Good Enough

When my kids were little, it was easier. Not easier in the taking care of them part, because little is more demanding... they needed my constant attention. They were dependent on me for everything. Their most basic needs had to be provided for by someone else. They had to be bathed, fed, dressed, entertained, loved, sung to... etc. etc. As they grew, they became more independent. They could dress themselves, and as much as I was tempted to dictate what they wore, I had to let them clash and look ridiculous. They began to entertain themselves, in manners that I may not always (or still don't) approve of, but they were making their choices. On their own. Growing and learning and becoming their own people.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

All In Good Time

This photo was taken in early July of last year. I was so excited because the plants that started out as bare roots, or little baby plants had gotten "so big" and it was filling in nicely. Those 4 plants on the bottom right turned out to be tender perennials. Which means that in most other parts of the country, they will come back every year. Our winters are too harsh, and somehow I missed that bit of information when I bought them. I'm ok with that. I have already planted two new plants in their place, and am waiting on the third. It should be here tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wack This!

In Germany, moles are a protected species. I cannot fathom why this is, but alas, there you have it. In my backyard, moles are now fair game. We never had moles before this year. One day, The Boy came into the house and announced, "I believe we have a mole." I looked at him oddly, as we have never had a mole, and as such.. how the hell would he know that? He proceeded to bring me out back, and showed me a trail of broken dirt going through the back yard. "Mole." he announced again, and turned and walked inside.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Like A Hole In The Head

I must be crazy for committing to ANYTHING at the end of the year.. but I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to join the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap 5. Harry Potter. Knitting. Socks. Fun. Who could turn that down??? It's actually Becca's fault. She's in the last month of school too, out in the Orient.. so I don't know what she was thinking either. Maybe the insanity of it all has finally pushed us over the edge. I'm not sure.. but it's going to be a helluva ride! In other Harry Potter news.. I am tickled to DEATH to have found out (ages ago, but I never chatted about it) that they are going to split the last book into two movies. It really is to much to try and cram it all into one movie.. so this makes me enormously happy.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

I'm Still Standing...

Busy. Crazy. Tired. Cranky. Overworked. Under-rested. My list could go on and on. I'm here. I haven't had time, nor the desire to blog lately. Nothing worth mentioning that wasn't crabby and a blog full of complaints.. so I haven't bothered.

I just got back from spending the weekend in Salem, MA. We had a gig this afternoon and 6 of us girls went down yesterday to spend the night and poke around and have an adventure. Guess the guys weren't feeling very "witchy". We had a great time, and as much as I had some things that are pressing to get finished I'm glad I went.

I'm making a wedding album for my friend who got married, and NEED to have it done by tomorrow night.