March 2nd to June 23rd. I've been absent from the blogging world for three months and 21 days. Fifteen weeks. That's five menstrual periods to this 42 year old MIA Momma. OK...So I have been gone for a little while. A lot has happened since then. Gas has gone up, again. My 7 year old boy turned 8 and by God's grace made his first communion. My oldest girl, Princess Lounge-Around won "Most Improved Musician" in her 8th grade band (hope they didn't judge her on her singing.) Ed McMahon died. Jack the stupid dog stopped crapping in my house (for the most part.) My middle child graduated from elementary school. Jon & Kate announced their divorce. And I gained 7 lbs.
When my kids returned to school in September I was supposed to have more time to myself. Sounded so nice. Didn't happen that way. I started a new job the day they started school. Fast forward 180 school days later...today was the last day of school. Funny wasn't my last day of work. So on this final day of school I am sitting here trying to figure out what my game plan is going to be for the summer. This is the first time that I have to do the summer juggle. I have always credited working moms and wondered how they figured it all out. I still wonder how they figure it out, cause I need some help here. Anyone? I have an almost 14 year old, a 12 1/2 year old and an 8 year old. The two oldest are girls and are pretty self sufficient. They can easily manage to constructively fill the hours that I'm not home. (What is so tough about laying on the couch, while watching tv in an air conditioned room while texting your friends?) The 8 year old boy is another story, he is very mischievous and imp of a boy...with beautiful green eyes. And I don't trust him as far as I can throw him.
Tomorrow is his first day of school vacation and the boy will start vacation bible school. That will take care of 8 vacation days. Now according to Phineas and Ferb there are "104 days to summer vacation (and school comes along just to end it......") that leaves me with 96 days to figure out what to do with him. Not bad for someone who is new at this, huh? The only thing that keeps coming to mind is a roll of duct tape, I don't know why. I guess it will come to me what I am supposed to do.
I am going to try to be a regular blog reader this summer as I enjoy reading them so much. So in the spirit of change I will get back to reading my favorite blogs, instead of grabbing a paper back for my summer reading. So Miz Q? Rita? Stacey? Deb?...I will be lurking once again, I've missed following your blogs so much. And I just might even try to post a few of my own thoughts. (I still don't know how to link, otherwise I would have linked to your blogs, dear friends...sorry...still not there yet!!!)