Friday, August 28, 2009


Dearest Lord, I thank You for the gift of rain but, please, make it stop! It is sucking the life right out of me! I believe that the farmers are satisfied and the geologists/meteorologists/anthropologists/whaterologists are good! More than that, your friend, Kelly, needs it to stop raining. This is way worse than a huge snowfall in December (or January or February) At least with snow, you can dress up warmly and plunge head first into it. We can't do this with a cold and steady rain. Well, one COULD but why? It's depressing! What say You, God? I love you, though :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

All Three (and one)

They're all in school now, ladies and gentlemen (or perhaps my readership is just at one so, lady)

Sugar de Booger

Happy start to a happy day!

Briege - 4th grader

Keagan - Pre-K

Murphy - 6th grader

Saturday, August 15, 2009

How Is It Possible?

How is it possible that school starts on Wednesday? I mean it! I'm not ready; I've got no school supplies purchased; poor Murphy will be stuck wearing size 12 pants that don't quite reach the tops of his shoes; oh, and his shoes! Lordy, his shoes! He's got no shoes except for a pair with 2 large holes on the bottom! What happened to me? Why am I so ill-prepared for the start of the school year? Don't tell me it's because "We really didn't have much of a summer" because I loved (LOVED) the mild summer temps this year yet I believe it may have hurt my preparedness!

When it is so hot that your feet stick to the pavement, then I'm ready for school. So, blame me, people! I'm the reason that the hot weather came with less than a week left before school. God knew that I needed a reminder that it was, indeed, August and that school (at least in God-forsaken Indiana) starts mid-August when your eye lids stick together because they have melted from the sweat pouring down your face.

It probably didn't help that baseball, yep I said baseball, just ended today. We've been playing (well, not WE necessarily) baseball since April! It has just taken up every spare moment and ran right smack into the beginning of football. Now, that signals the beginning of school - football! So, maybe it isn't my fault that summer came so "late" and maybe, just maybe, the world does not really revolve around my ability or INability to be prepared for the new school year. I'm going to have to ponder this fact a bit...