Friday, September 12, 2008

Back on Track

Hugh and I have been back from Barbados for a grand total of two days and, already, it seems like it was all a dream. Real life has taken hold of us again and, with all the flurry and activity of two children, two jobs, a dog with a newly diagnosed ear infection (does the fact that my highest-maintenance “child” is my dog make sense to anyone?) and a house that needs cleaning; we are once again busy as can be.

The Girl has a volleyball tournament in a neighboring town tomorrow. We will rise before dawn to have her at the school in time to catch the bus, which we will follow closely behind. The Girl is looking forward to having us at the tournament since we missed the first two games of the season (while lying on a beach, enjoying the soothing sounds of the surf….where was I?) and we are likewise looking forward to watching her play.

The Man-Cub’s tenth birthday is a little more than a week away and I need to bake the cake for his party (which will be a small camping/fishing excursion at Jana’s mom’s cabin on the lake this year, rather than the large parties that we are accustomed to throwing) as well as cupcakes for his class and cookies for his Scout troop since his actual birthday falls on Tuesday, which is when the Scouts meet.

Speaking of which, I still need to get to Neighboring City to purchase the Cub’s new Scout uniform, since he is moving up another rank. Like I don’t have enough to do.

This is why people in Europe traditionally take six-weeks of vacation, I’m sure of it. Too bad the U.S. hasn’t quite caught on to that way of thinking; I could use another “holiday”, already. In lieu of that, I’ll just have to think happy thoughts whilst going about my daily chores…..

That shouldn’t be too hard.

1 comment:

Finlands finest said...

I want a vacation--green with envy from your pics.