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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A New Start

In my Jersey youth, Summer lasted longer than it does now.  I mourn that every August.  It seems unfair to be back to a schedule when there is still so much summer left.  But, c'est la vie...I need to suck it up and whine less, and wine more beer less,  embrace routine, unpack the suitcase, keep food in the fridge, put the piles away that accumulated while I was home for one or two days at a time and just threw things on any horizontal surface, get some new pens, do laundry since bathing suits are not appropriate daily wear now that we are scheduled,  clean out the car, mow, get a haircut, get up to an alarm because someone needs to get to team practice, navigate around people I do not want to see, sit in the car and wait for everyone else, blah blah blah blah blah. 

But this new year will bring me back to some good things routine provides:  I will be writing and visiting blogs again (I've Really Missed You!!!), adding new pieces to my Etsy shop, exercising, seeing my kids shine when they do what they love at the end of the school day, going to farmer's market and the apple orchard, enjoying sushi Wednesdays with The BirdMan, and who knows what all else.  

It all started yesterday.  I kept the schedule I needed to keep during the first half of the day.  Then I looked around at the mess around the house and declared "We are school shopping today!" and shut the door to the mess.  Re-entry in baby steps.  Too hard to dive right in.  After getting clothes and shoes for the kids, I got a computer for myself~you all heard about my woes at the start of the summer~I did a lot of research this summer and settled on a Chromebook.  It seems like it will fit the limited ways I use a computer.  Here's Hoping! 





15 comments:

Maryanne said...

Welcome back!!! I'm so glad to see you! I feel exactly the same about the end of summer. It goes too quickly and there's still so much left. Take your time with all the piles. They sap too much energy when you work at it all at once!

AntiquityTravelers said...

yeah for taking it slowly, for less whine, and more wine :) for getting a new computer! I hope it works well for you! I'm trying to ease back in myself. Struggling just a tinsy bit, oh who am I kidding! But glad to see you back :)

Gloria said...

Way back in the olden days lol, we started back after Labor Day, never in August. It was still too hot to wear the new fall clothes!

Good luck with the chromebook, hope it works out well for you.

Nice to see you back, Chris.

LisaS said...

Great to see your post again! Ahhh routines are good for us most of the time ;) welcome back ;)

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Christine,
I am so glad that you had a wonderful summer, I have missed you my friend. I am looking forward to starting our little SM/SM again. Congratulation on getting a new computer also.
Therese

Liz E said...

Y E A Y ! ! !
Welcome back :-)

kimmykats said...

I am still vacationing for you!! We have left your beautiful state and in Virginia now...slowly we will make our way home....making it last!!! Welcome back.

Patti Van said...

You are back!!!! I don't have kids, so I cannot relate to your exact schedule. However, I took a week's vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina and it took me a full week to get back down to earth! Time flies way too fast....The past two days in Northern Virginia have been heavenly, weather-wise. Never say that in August! Congrats on getting your new computer!!!

Doug van Dyke said...

What a great post. It will help remind me of The Cycle of Things when my Cancer self begins mourning the loss of my favorite season. But as you've pointed out, all seasons have their blessings. Surrender and their stressors are less burdensome.

Break a leg with the Chromebook. Hope it's everything you need it to be!

P.S. My favorite line: "whine less, and wine more beer less, embrace routine". Awesome.

Amy S. said...

Feeling a bit of parallel with you right now! It's been three weeks since I"ve read or written a blog but I am also 'back'! :) Nice to see you back as well!!!

Skylar Bre'z said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere! And I so agree about the shorter summers. It's just not fair! (I have so much still to be done before school starts in 10 days.)

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Yay for getting a new computer! I totally understand about easing back in lol.. Catch up super soon :)

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Yay for getting a new computer! I totally understand about easing back in lol.. Catch up super soon :)

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

(I have no idea why my comment showed up twice).

Miss Val's Creations said...

Welcome back Christine! This time of the year always feels a little bit depressing. I hope you are loving your new Chromebook! :)