The kids have been out of school for a week now, but so far summer has been no vacation! On the heels of the craziest last-week-of-school to date, the past seven days have been an extension of that frenzy, that race against the clock to get everything done that needs accomplishing. I'm exhausted, and I'm not enjoying it!
Thankfully, after my husband's minor big-toe procedure today, my calendar looks clearer. Actual whole days are ahead of me when I'm not forced to slice the day into two hour chunks. Breathe. I'll get there.
However, I will have to get us ready for our trip to France. With only three weeks to go, now's the time to start appraising the kids' wardrobe and shopping for needed shorts, tee shirts and dresses suitable for public exposure. We haven't thought about shoes yet, either. The kids kicked off their ratty sneakers on the last day of school and have only slipped on plastic flip-flops if faced with entering a store with a no shoes, no shirt policy. Trips to Target and the mall are definitely in our near future.
I'd also like to get some blog posts scheduled to post while I'm away. It won't be the same as interacting with all you awesome bloggers and reading what you have to say, but I'll have the peace of mind there's more than dead air coming from my corner of the blogosphere.
So, in an effort to slow down this crazy ride I'm on, and enjoy life a little more -- and write a little more! -- I've decided to reduce my daily posts down to three a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I'm making Tuesdays and Thursdays my WiP days. On writing breaks, I'll also read and comment on as many blogs as I can.
Life should be peaceful. I know there are times it can't be, but overall, shouldn't we be able to live gracefully, finishing projects with enough time to sit back and share a laugh with our kids or friends? Wake in the morning and face the day with a smile of gratitude that adventures, not anguish, are about to unfold? I don't like the feeling I'm drowning in my life, a feeling I haven't been able to shake for weeks. It's time to be proactive, to re-organize, and to enjoy each precious day.
How about you? What do you do when a hectic schedule squeezes the fun out of life? And, what's your favorite way to recharge?