08 July 2011
I sang "It's a Small World" in the school talent show when I was in 3rd grade. Did you know that? Probably not...I wasn't then, nor am I now, a good singer. :D But I did it. To this day, it's a song that I can't even think about without it getting stuck in my head all day. It's on my mind this morning...yesterday I missed *another* call from a good friend, then got her voicemail when I returned it. That's been our mode of communication this summer, it seems. I feel like an explanation is in order: it's summer, when my world gets very, very small. For some reason, that means my focus narrows until pretty much all I see are those three faces above...summer is all about family time, being together, doing nothing or doing something. It's about being quiet, or being loud...or just being. I don't make a lot of plans during the summer because, as a friend said yesterday, I don't like to be tied down. I like to be able to go where the day takes us. And, theoretically, summer is about getting some projects done around the house. It's not about me--I'm horrible at keeping up with friends during the summer, because I don't have the time during the day to e-mail, text, facebook, talk on the phone. I just don't--my kids are my priority from 8-5, and then it's family time. Before 8, well, that's my quiet time. At least it's supposed to be--I fell out of the habit while we were traveling and man, can I tell. I got back on that horse this week and I feel so much better...but I'm off-topic. That's a different post.
This summer is just flying by. It's been a good summer, but please don't ask what we've been doing...I couldn't tell you! I know my kids are just exhausted...I think the going to bed late has us all off-track. So today we may just hang around at home. Or we might hit the road. I just don't know. I do know that I promised myself I'd read "Made to Crave" this morning before the kids got up...so it's off I go to finish course checks and do that.
I just wanted to take a second to say, friends, it's not you--it's me. But don't worry, August is just around the corner and I'll have all kinds of time while I'm commuting to catch up. I still love you big!