By Tracy M
As for me and my house, we are in recovery mode- which means mom is a big blob on the couch while the kids play Wii. What am I recovering from? My first quarter back in college in 17 years just wrapped on Friday, and all I’ve wanted to do is sleep since I turned in my last of three finals on Friday. Sleep sleep sleep… and maybe watch stupid summer TV. Then sleep some more.
All of my summer was swallowed up by school- my kids said they had never seen so much homework. Frankly, neither had I. Last time I was serious about school, I was at art school. Art school homework is not writing papers on Kant and convection uplift of advancing fronts.
In the middle of finals week, I ran to Salt Lake City for a quick engagement, and miracle of miracles, was able to catch up with two of my MMW co-bloggers. It was completely random that three of us ended up in town on the same day, as none of us even live in Utah. I’m happy to report that Heather survived Haiti and looks tanned and healthy, and that The Wiz is holding her own also looked ravishing.
Back home now, I am counting the days before school starts for the kids. It seems an awful lot of kids start school in August in other places, but around here we don’t start until after Labor Day. Twenty-two days, 14 hours and 29 minutes… Then, there is a little miracle, as I don’t start my text term at the University until the 20th of September. Oooooh, divine mercy! I will have days- DAYS I SAY!- where my children will be in school, and I will not. I am going to savor those days like fine pearls.
How do you make it through the last, wilted, draggy days of summer? I’m so ready for fall, coolness, and the divine change in light that comes with the advent of the ‘bers.