Friday, May 11, 2012

My blog is like a metaphor for my life...

...everything is changing too quickly for one thing. I tried to change my header picture and it will either show up teeny tiny like it is or ginormous, so it's teeny tiny, and I have no time or patience to deal with it. I tried to put that link for online audiobooks on here and the link didn't work. Again, no energy to deal with it (or with the fact that that alone is not a complete sentence). Two weeks from today we'll be essentially on our California trip (though still in south Florida). Before that we have, I think, 9 more performances of the Senior Tour show that Jonathan and Madi are a part of I'm Healthy and I Know it (more on that in a sec); Five performances of Willy Wonka; Four virtual classes that need to be completed; two Sundays with a Scaringella cantoring; one house guest; one Confirmation; only one more soccer game (soccer buffs would have five more games (two for Jake and three for Madi), but our spinning out of control life makes it impossible to be in two places at once and such we will not be at those games) and a whole bunch more life going on. Yesterday alone, Jonathan and Madi and friends had four senior tour performances (two each at two different elementary schools). I was a driver and chaperone. This involves a really fun day of watching a really cute show written by the kids and a lot of time spent watching cute kids and a variety of teachers (some much nicer than the average homeschooling mom and some much much worse), a free fun fried lunch with good conversation, and as many kids as can humanly fit in my 8 passenger vehicle. After that we had a short break where we had many of those kids here to hang out and play rockband and taboo before we all headed to Chick-fil-a and another performance, this time songs from Willy Wonka. This involved more free food fried for the kids and the irony of I'm Healthy and I Know it wasn't lost on anybody. Full day right? Well for your average nut it might be, but since we are not your average nuts, and Mike's brother and girlfriend were going to be down at Disney, we headed to Downtown Disney after that. We finally made it home just before midnight but couldn't sleep until we watched the express version of the dvr-ed American Idol. Crazy crazy I know! To some people this sounds insane, to others it sounds typical. I know some people think "busy" is kind of a badge of honor, and others think it's a sin. I'm not typing this for praise or criticism, but because this is where I blog about our life and this most certainly is our life!! While no day ever did or will look exactly like yesterday, it is a very good snapshot of typical day around here. Today will be an even more typical day where I yell that the kids better get cracking on their virtual classes and where I spend time alternately laying on the couch reading my book and cleaning up for a family celebration for Madi's Confirmation. Stuff like the dust on the bookshelf will get forgotten like the tiny picture in my header, and the improtant things like family and sacraments will take center stage. *Yes, this is the first blog post where I actually outed our last name (I think my five {and only 2 of them comment} remaining readers already know our last name), but since we haven't been stalked or tracked down yet, I'm not concerned in the least.

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

I didn't even realize that you outed your last name. Good for you :0) Yesterday was great fun and I was so proud of our kids. "I'm Healthy and I Know It" is a great show! I'll be right by your side for much of the next couple of weeks...so excited!

The Ford Family said...

Thank you so much for including my son in all the fun. Your "day in the life" sounds all to familiar, we sometimes don't know what to do when our day has spare time in it ;) I may need to ask your assistance again on the 22nd, Garrett is being honored at UF for his Duke ACT scores so I don't think we will make it back by 3. I'll touch bases with you later about that.
Hope it is OK that I follow you :) I was just told I have no more memory in Blogger and I could buy more Has that happened to you? I would like to just save 2008 and 2009 somewhere but can't seem to figure that out?

Melissa said...

I still read you!

bfarmmom said...

Im reading. I have been soooo bad about commenting. I am going to get better. It all started on my blog fast. I really need to start commenting because it is just not nice not to:0) I picked up on the name of the kid's show and what you all ate all day. Ha! Just think about all the fun relaxing days you will have in California!!

Cindy said...

I love when you do these kind of posts-feels like I;m right there with you!

ann marie said...

I read and I always leave comments and as matter of fact, I already commented on this and it didn't show up! What is the deal with blogger lately? Anyway, I wish you would post more, I like reading about your days.

Terri said...

I only stalk you through email whenever I need a recommendation or sometimes when I want to gripe about something. LOL

I'm bummed we missed the show the kids put together. We really enjoyed that last year!