2012-08-14

Throwing in the Proverbial Towel?

Should I? or Shouldn’t I? Should I just keep plugging away at this ill-maintained, not often updated, blathering little blog of mine?

*sigh*

Maybe when school starts things will calm down?

Who am I kidding?

Myself.

My oldest son, Christopher is 17. He is a high school senior this year. BUSY! This means time devoted to his senior project (more on that in another post). Cross country practice has already started. His first meet is in two weeks!

My oldest daughter, Mary Ann is 9. She will be in 4th grade. If I remember anything about 4th Grade, it was all the “drama” of who has a training bra and who does not. Who got their period already – and all that other girl-on-the-verge-of-womanhood drama. Oh the hormones and the eye-rolling!!??!!

Nicholas is 6 and will be in 1st Grade. This would ordinarily be a huge deal because for my first two children, this was the year they went to school all day. Not so for my middle child. He started his days of full-day school last year in kindergarten.

Katharine (4) and Benjamin (3) will be in preschool again this year. I insisted on a 1/2 day schedule for them. I am a stay-at-home mother, so there is no reason for them to be in school all day at this point. They certainly aren’t going to gain anything academically, in my opinion.

Patrick, my husband, and I have gotten seriously into bicycling as a sport, as a way to keep fit, and as a means to lose weight. I personally have not lost any yet – but he has lost a staggering 40 pounds!

In July, we went on a 300 mile bicycle tour to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan… the WAM300. Seriously an amazing experience!! So amazing in fact, we are doing it again next year! I’ll post more about this in another post at a later date.