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The light at the end of the tunnel May 11, 2011

Posted by mareserinitatis in family, homeschooling, older son, pets, younger son.
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It’s May, and the kids have 2 or 3 weeks left before school is out.

I can’t wait.

The school year seems SO overscheduled.  The end of this year has been particularly bad.  The younger boy’s new school has early morning language classes, which he wanted to take.  Swimming lessons have started up.  The older boy is finishing up courses and exams for his homeschool work.  He took his girlfriend to prom a couple weeks ago.  (Yes, he was handsome…no, I’m not posting pics.)  There are all the end-of-year school programs.  The flood is slowly receding.  Oh yeah…and there’s work and dissertation, too.

Gigadog is.  That takes enough time in itself.  I had no idea that a puppy was almost as bad as a kid…but man, they listen a lot better than kids!  🙂  We’re enjoying her, and though she’s not nearly as intensive as a human child, she’s definitely a lot more work than Macrocat and Microcat put together (and I thought Macrocat was needy).

We’ve had some family medical issues, involving a couple trips out to the western part of the state…and then a trip east to Minneapolis to see friends and take care of some grad school things.  Gigadog came with.  She enjoyed being mobbed by 15+ preschoolers at the park, and the hotel didn’t seem to notice that I’d underestimated her weight by thirteen pounds.  (Honestly, I didn’t know she’d gotten that big already!)

And the biggest issue contributing to my lack of sleep has been evening thunderstorms.  In fact, we ended up with some hail the other night, leaving a few nice dents in my car hood.  I even took a picture so you can check it out:

The good news is that all this will wind down eventually to be replaced with summer craziness.  But in the meantime, it might be quiet around here.

So what are your plans for the summer?



1. Chris Lindsay - May 12, 2011

I think I need a vacation from reading all that you’ve got going on, heh!

Once my porch is screened in, I plan on spending my afternoons reading my books, listening to podcasts, talking with friends, while having a Tigers ballgame on the radio. And I’m taking a cruise to Alaska with the wife in July.

Towards the end of the summer, I hope to get my gravel driveway paved with the help of my brother-in-law and his nephew.

Other than that, just hoping on as mild of a summer as possible.


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