Life sure is getting busy and passing quickly. May and June have been packed with graduation open-houses, graduations, book signings, holidays, birthdays, family visits, weddings, and book deadlines. Sprinkled between these activities is the day-to-day running, cleaning, cooking, and laundry. You know, those domesticated chores that don’t take up any of your time. The boys seem to be running full tilt in opposite directions and I’m having a difficult time keeping up with them. Occasionally, we slow down and enjoy some time together, but those times sure do not seem to be as frequent or last as long as they did when they were younger.
July and August do not seem to be showing any signs of letting up. There will be more book signings for Torn Hearts, travel, moving into dorms, senior pictures to be taken, marching band, football games, and more deadlines as the release of Calling Me Home draws near. I’m considering foregoing house cleaning to see if anyone other than myself notices. I did this once before, but it did not pan out like I had envisioned. My husband found the whole scenario highly entertaining though.
I have found myself trying to focus on the brighter side of having a son move out of the house and into the dorms. So far only one stands out.
His Room Will Stay Cleaner Longer
I’m not sure this is much to consider since I have learned to simply close the door. 🙂 Thankfully, life is busy now and when the time comes to drop him off and drive away, I will have much to keep me busy. I’m guessing it will be good for him too. It would be a downer to call home or stop by and find everyone in a holding pattern because you’ve moved on to new adventures in your own life. Instead, I hope to stay busy and have things to tell him about too.
So in spite of feeling somewhat overwhelmed at the moment, this too is a blessing.