Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hello, World...How Have You Been?

Well, school has started here and once again I find myself with a million things to do and not enough time, money or energy to do them all! The Snail household made it through the first week scathed (I'd like to say unscathed, but that would be a lie!) and we are into the second. Eldest missed 2 days of school last week due to illness. Thought it was swine flu, but she recovered too quickly for it to be that. Then youngest missed monday due to similar-yet-not-as-bad illness.

Eldest is now a senior - with all of the glory and gore that entails! Picture my life going to hell in a handbasket, here.... Those of you who have been through this know of all the extra stuff that goes on senior year. Eldest is taking classes in the morning and looking for an afternoon job. She is also shopping for her first car - which is more than I can take! We were out test driving cars this weekend and if we were cats we'd have lost two lives. Amazing how some TCBY made it all so much better.

Youngest has a reletively calmer life, except for being a seventh grader. Ah, middleschool drama! What special hell it is! Remember all the angst? Blemishes, cliques, what to wear, how to fix your hair, make-up (whether to wear it and how much and what color...), dances (!!) young love, followed by young heartbreak, advice from your ancient parents who don't know anything. Yeah, wouldn't do it again if you paid me.

I think we finally have all of the supplies we need. There's always an item or two that can't be easily found. For example, there is always some teacher who specifies a specific color and type of folder. It must be blue, plastic, with prong fasteners and pockets. You know before you even look that the store will have every color and combination but that one! This year there was a request for marble composition books. No fancy colors or patterns, just the basic black and white. Last year they had mountains of them. This year...well...it took some looking.

So, now that things are (hopefully) calming down a bit I will try to do better about posting here on a more regular basis. I feel so neglectful of my blog lately!

Happy Fall, y'all!


Annie of Blue Gables said...

Ohmygosh! I about choked laughing. It wasn't laughing at you, but the uncomfortableness of it all. I totally understand. I hate, HATE putting my kids in school. We practically kissed the gym floor when the last one graduated from HS. Now when those 30 page pamphlets arrive in the mail explaining about the school lunches, the enrollment procedure and the dates and all. I do a happy dance by my garbage pail outside as I throw it away. Wahoooo!
It will come your way, all too soon, and then the house will be totally empty. But it is good. I just feel sorry for them now as they go through the enrollment of their kids in school. What a pain.

LUCKY said...

Dont miss those days corse life was much easyer in school!

EllenMargaret said...

Wow!!! boy can I ever relate... but it seems long ago now. Try to remember to enjoy it as much as possible, because all too soon your house will be waaaaay too quiet.