Tuesday, May 22, 2007
What has brought me to this point?
Two night shifts at a job that is an awful lot of aggravation for not much money
Teaching my daughter to drive a standard transmission
Being up so late last night that I slept in my clothes
Having company that I enjoyed talking with so much I stayed up late to talk because that was more fun than going to bed
Having my husband out of town on business for two weeks
A kitchen half painted, with wallpaper half stripped and flooring half torn up
The realization that there are only 11 days left of school and wondering if we will make it
Plans, schemes and adventures beckoning with never enough time to indulge in them
A diet that has produced nothing but hunger, lightheadedness and the realization that at my age I must eat this little ….to weigh this much.
Very busy toddlers who can play outside, empty cabinets, write on themselves with permanent markers, spill their drinks, trample just planted flowers, sneak out of the house, refuse to eat, jump in mud puddles and generally create delightful havoc
Suffering the news that a dear family friend has cancer and she is young
Watching the price of gas creep higher and higher and wondering how much longer it will climb?
Being immensely proud of your children and knowing that the toughest years are ahead. Dreading the mistakes they will inevitably make and the suffering they will undergo and knowing that you will be helpless to make it all go away.