I have HAD it with the insects. Enough already! Last week it was fire ants. They invaded my kitchen and I was afraid to leave any food on the counter for even 5 minutes because I ran the risk of ants swooping in and carrying it all away. They have finally seemed to be getting better, and then come the mosquitoes! You walk outside and are immediately swarmed. We find ourselves running to the car to avoid them, and then spend the first 10 minutes of any trip swatting at all the ones who made it into the van with us.
My 9 year old is like a living tornado. Wherever she goes, you can tell she’s been there by the destruction left in her path. You would think this would get better with age, but so far, nope.
Sometimes there can just be too much of a good thing. We are one of the few families in our church that has the unique situation of having one child in the elementary program, one child in “Crossover”, which is a 5th-6th grade program, and one child in the Youth Group. All these things are good. All have activities associated with them. Sometimes, on the same day. It’s hard to do all. the. things. Yesterday for example, Crossover had a back-to-school swim party from 2-4, which was blissfully cancelled due to rain. (I know, I’m terrible, but I was just so exhausted and had so many things to do, that the cancellation was a relief). I embraced the opportunity to rest for a few minutes. Of course, I fell asleep, which means that the youth group participant did not make it to her 5:00 Youth worship because we didn’t wake up in time. We did make the back-to-school family skating party for the elementary group, though, from 6-8. So, we made it to 1 out of 3. So, sometimes I feel bad, because I really do think it’s important for my children to participate in all the great things available to them. But other times, I just have to tell myself we can’t do it all, even if it’s all good. Why do I still feel guilty about this, though? Sigh.
It looks as if I’m going to be spending an awfully lot of time at our theatre’s storage facility in the new future. I am bound and determined that the costume unit is going to get organized to the point that people can go in there and find what they need. It’s a major undertaking, and I’m hoping to have some people to help me with it… but slow and steady, right?
My oldest and I went over for a couple of hours this afternoon. You never know what you might find in a storage unit full of costumes…
Now would be the perfect time to get out in the garden and get ready for a fall garden… except it’s crazy hot and humid… and the mosquitoes might carry me away… so it’s still not happening yet. Besides, other than the mosquitoes, I have these huge green beetles busily swooping down, making figure 8’s in my back yard. They’re loud buzzers, even though I think they’re relatively harmless. It’s not something I’m ready to deal with, so for now I’ll just stay in my air-conditioned living room. Thankyouverymuch.
Alright friends, I need to go finish dinner. Have a great week!