Wednesday, June 8, 2011

So Much To Say

Anyone else have a Dave Matthews Band song running through their head right now after reading that title?

Ok, so first things first.  I sincerely apologize for being so absent on the blog lately.  A few weeks back, some news hit our family that has kind of shaken everything up and we've been in the process of working through things together.  I've had to stay pretty quiet mostly because we were told to keep the news on the down low for a while, and also because I have needed time to process.  I've already worked through the stages of Anger and Denial and have entered Acceptance. 

Anyway, I've got a lot to talk about. 

I need to tell you about how we drove to Illinois and test drove seven vans before purchasing one with cash and driving it home.  I really need to tell you about how one of the salesman actually took his teeth out in front of us while trying to sell us one of those vans. 

I need to tell you about how I got it in my fool head on the first of our handful of 90 plus degree days to go outside and rip all the flowers out of my flower bed with a shovel all before I had to go work a full shift at the restaurant.

I need to confide in you about how hard it was to say goodbye to my teacher friends when I was at school yesterday.  I cried as soon as I hugged Lynn F, one of the women who has been a friend and mentor and has taught me so much about how to be a good teacher.  Walking out the doors of the high school yesterday was particularly tough, since I knew I likely wouldn't be returning.

I need you to laugh with me at all the curse words I uttered while trying to paint my bathroom.

More than anything else, I am relieved to finally be able to talk to you about the huge reason that I've been preoccupied, anxious, stressed, upset, and overwhelmed.  I need to tell you all about the job transfer that Evan has accepted that has us on the fast track for a whirlwind of changes within the next year. 

So, in between planning my summer school class, painting my bathroom and living room, scrubbing my windows, meeting with my realtor, planting my flower bed, cleaning out the garage, and packing up my belongings among a million other things......I will get on here to tell you all these stories. 

Just be patient with me.

Oh, and don't let me forget to tell you about how when our neighboring county was under a tornado warning and people were being told to seek shelter (which we knew nothing about), we sent our kids outside to run barefoot in the rain.

Parents of the Year, that's us alright.

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