We spent the last 10 days traveling to see my parents. I don’t fly (until I can get my pilot license – which I am NOT working towards) I am a bit of a control freak. I know myself well enough to know that I want to be in control (all illusion I know, but let me pretend). So, just the driving takes 12+ hours each way depending on the weather through the mountains, traffic, etc….
We had a great visit. Each time we leave it is harder and harder to say good-bye. I am more and more acutely aware that this may be the last time I can say good-bye. We are never promised more time but I can feel that end staring us in the face. It breaks my heart to have to be so far away. They understand it, or accept it probably more than I do.
After getting back home last night we have one week until school starts. I have a list of all the things we now need to get done like washing back packs, buying new sneakers (which we did at 8:30 pm last night – so no new dinner), and cleaning bedrooms. My kids are thrilled (sarcasm). But, once we all get back into the routine of school I know things will settle down.
Both kids have great things they are looking forward to this school year. My son is auditioning for the musical “Beauty and the Beast” during the second week of school. He would love to be the beast but we will see. He is on the school newspaper and in the orchestra that is traveling to New York City next Spring. My daughter is dancing and teaching dance at her Irish dance studio. She LOVES the littles and they love her. She also works at our local library and goes to school full-time. Oh, and she is dancing on a celli (team) Irish dance and going to Oireachtas (regionals) in Nashville this fall. So, lots of great stuff coming up! I just need to stay focused on all the great things going on.
What do you have coming up this fall?