Monday, May 31, 2010

The First of the Season

The first camping trip of the season is always one of the best. Oh sure, it takes a lot of work setting up the camper, stocking it with food and supplies, just getting everything in order for the season.

But there is also the relaxing, the sitting in the sun, the swimming, the paddle boat, the kayaks, the delicious meals on the grill and the fun of just hanging out with the family away from the phones and the homework and the chores and the errands.

Hope your weekend was just as awesome.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Timing is everything

Some folks would swear that the beginning of the school year is the busiest time of the year. It is not.

Some folks believe the holiday season is the busiest. They are wrong.

The end of the school year is the most ludicrous time on the calendar.

As you know, we have three kids. Going to two different schools. That means two different schedules for finals, end-of-year projects, band concerts, staying late to prep for finals, and registering for a summer class (Son1 at his college). Then there is the scrambling to find summer jobs (Son1 who always waits too late!), trying to find time to open our camper and get ready for camping season (first day at the camper will be tomorrow), planning our summer vacation, planning for Son2's graduation, preparing for Son2 to attend college orientation and move into his dorm later this summer, etc, etc.

In addition, since I work at a school, that means a third calendar to follow! A different crush to get things done at the last minute. Different types of projects to wrap up for the year. Different graduation. Different final days for teachers.

It wears on you. Last night, my wife woke me up about 11PM. Why? Cause I had fallen asleep in the chair about 9PM and she just let me sleep till time for bed.

But just 15 more work days for me. YEA!

Of course, I'll be right back at work when summer school begins.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Did I Miss Anything?

Yep, I'm afraid I did. At least here. Sixteen months ago I wrote my last blog post. Didn't know it would be the last one when I did it. But, well, life gets busy, ya know? And I just drifted away from writing.

But I did miss it. And I missed connecting with friends online. Now that's not to say I didn't connect. So many folks sent e-mails all through those 16 months. They were kind enough to check on keep in touch...and to encourage me to write again.

And so I am. But it would just be crazy to try to write a post that catches you up on the past 16 months. And I'm pretty darn sure not one single person is still checking in here no one will really notice. But, on the off chance that I pop up like some long-lost friend on someone's RSS feed, here is the past 16 months on one Wordle...

Yep, that's it. Some things that just were not fun for our family. And some things that were lots of fun.

And as we move forward and I share new things, no doubt you'll pick up on some tidbits from some of those past moments. I know...pretty exciting, huh?