Monday, May 30, 2011

What's Up?

Hello.  I hope that everyone is having a great holiday weekend.  We are taking it easy, hoping that we can make it through the day without a trip to Walmart (doubtful), and preparing for a busy week.

 I haven't been a very good blogger lately and here are some reasons why:
  1. My classes ended (Hallelujah!) and I was busy grading projects and figuring final grades.
  2. Just after sending off my grades, the tornado hit Joplin and I found myself overwhelmed by the news coming out of there.  Frankly, I found myself thinking that it's pretty silly to post about my latest yard sale find when--less than two hours away--many people have lost everything.  So many people have lost their loved ones.  It kind of makes my little blog seem trivial and pointless.
  3. C officially finished preschool.  We went to graduation, handed out some "thank you" gifts to his teachers, and tried to process the fact that we can no longer call him a "preschooler." 
  4. We have a little over a week before C begins a summer kindergarten prep program at his elementary school and, on Friday, we began this break by having one of the worst days of parenting I have ever experienced.  Four (five? six?) rounds of time-out.  Daddy home late.  Legos banished to the garage.  Big blue ball (kicked inside the house one too many times) thrown into the backyard when what I really wanted to do was stab it with a steak knife.  It was a bad, bad, no good kind of day and I'm glad it's over. 
  5. Saturday and Sunday were marginally better.
  6. Now it's time to prep for my summer semester.  It begins one week from today and I have a lot to do.  I'm not feeling quite motivated yet, but I'm sure that I'll feel inspired any minute now.
  7. I've been really busy plotting and planning all of the exciting things I'm going to do while C is having fun at summer school (e.g., sewing, painting, decorating, reading, napping...)
So that is what has been happening around here.  What has been happening in your part of the world?


  1. have been busy!! I hope you are enjoying your break! C sounds like he keeps you on your toes! When my boys were little I don't know how many times I said, "No balls in the house!!" Those were the days. Now one of my sons teaches golf! lol!

    Visiting from Brenda's blog where you have been features and I am a new follower. Have a great weekend!


  2. Dave's company is based out of St Louis and he has several friends in the office who {thankfully are all safe} have family in Joplin. One had to be rescued from a closet because the house came down around her. What an absolute nightmare for them.