School starts on Monday! MONDAY!!!
This is the first time in forty years — FORTY YEARS!! — I have not thought about the start of school! How is this possible?
I’ve always loved school and couldn’t wait for it to start. Buying all the supplies, anticipating which teachers I would get, all the new clothes Mom had made…it was an exciting time of year! Then once I graduated college I became the teacher with a whole new set of anticipations. Must get the classroom in tip-top shape with interactive bulletin boards and inspirational quotations scattered throughout the room. (And the new clothes!!) When I determined to homeschool, well…WOW…to say the least. Not much down time in the summer. Some years we didn’t break at all. Looking through catalogues, determining short and long range goals, writing up lesson plans for the year, planning outings to coincide with the curriculum…LOVED IT!!
Last year was the first time all my kids went away for school. My daughter needed more than just me and since her brothers were in college and high school, we decided it would be best for her to have more interaction than I could give. She thoroughly enjoyed her new surroundings.
Now, today, she has gone to the before-school-get-together and my son is furiously getting his summer work done for school to begin on MONDAY!! Why didn’t I put two and two together? I know how to do that! I taught Math, for goodness sake!
How did it sneak up on me?
The days have been running together recently. I have become more and more isolated. Without this means of communication, I’m afraid I wouldn’t have much interaction with the outside world. When we went out for our anniversary last week, I was surprised at some of the buildings going up in our area. Sure, I get to church for Bible study and Uncle Julio’s for Tex-Mex, but…not much else.
Steadily I have become a “shut-in” — How did this happen?
Please don’t feel sorry for me. That’s not my point. I love my family and have always been a homebody anyway. The only difference is now when I want to get out…well, it’s not so easy. I think it’s time to get that conversion van with the lift for my scooter. I don’t use it at home. The doctor does NOT want me to become dependent. But I do need it to get around the mall and Wal-Mart.
One of my Bible study ladies said I’m reaching the world through blogging.
I have made more friends in the past few months than I’ve had in a few years. You guys ROCK!!! It does seem like family.
Maybe He does have a plan.