The summer has rapidly dissolved and I can't believe school is less than a month away. My oldest has so many things to do before he leaves for college next week it's making me twitchy to think about it. He and I have a VERY different sense of priorities and time management. I'm doing my best to keep my mouth shut because it is time for this little bird leave the nest and I am constantly reminding myself it will all work out just fine.
I feel bad for my youngest because the learning curve of sending our oldest off to college means that school shopping for the youngest has sort of gotten lost in the shuffle which is fine with him. He'd prefer to ignore it forever. Unfortunately, ignoring it doesn't mean that school won't eventually start anyway. On top of all the school stuff, he's been practicing his driving all the time as he has his driving test next week and is really nervous about it.
Then there are the usual stressers of life - car repairs, ants invading our house, trying to get our yard work done, household repairs, etc. The fun never ends, does it?
Through it all I've been doing my best to take deep breaths, keep my faith and trust that things will work out the way they should. Right about now though I'm also ready to let Calgon or a really good book take me away from it all for a while. Or maybe even my trusty little Outback for a long weekend getaway to someplace nice and peaceful. That sounds really nice right about now.