I’VE BEEN BUSY…
It has been a few weeks since I’ve touched the pages of this blog. I could say it’s because I’ve been busy and that would be true to a degree…I’ve been busy reacquainting myself with my children after a very long year of being tied up with studies, I’ve been busy galavanting through the natural beauty of the province I live in, I’ve been busy reconnecting with friends whom get neglected when the chaos of school and extra-curricular takes priority, I’ve been busy, busy, busy.
OR PERHAPS I HAVEN’T HAD MUCH TO SAY.
I love blogging. I love journalling. It gives me a chance to look back and see where I’ve been, how my journey has unfolded and perhaps give me insight into where I’m headed. But there are times that life goes quiet. I contemplated an update about how life was going in our home earlier in the summer but it seemed a bit silly to spend time sitting in front of a blank screen and imagine some important words to share when really life has been pretty average.
AVERAGE BUT AWESOME!
Okay “average” makes it sound like we’ve done nothing and that’s not entirely true. James and I navigated an across the world trip for 12 days that was amazingly successful and enjoyed that opportunity immensely. Our children survived and even more than enjoyed their time with both sets of grandparents. We’ve done some pretty cool small trips with our kids this summer. I took the kids to Whistler at for a few days with friends and we enjoyed the sights of a magnificent piece of nature that I haven’t seen in 13 years. The six of us also headed to Seattle for a day and night for a Mariners game and to stay in a hotel. It was only one night but our kids were ecstatic to have our attention for 48 hours and the thrill of a hotel with a pool never seems to lose its appeal. We did the PNE for a day and I took the kids back to Whistler with my parents to experience the peaks of those beautiful mountains. We stayed in “our own backyard”, so to speak, and enjoyed all it had to offer.
We’ve also spent a great deal of time with family, cousins and friends just basking in the glorious weather and the joy of being spontaneous! Sleepovers, BBQs, bowling, swimming, etc. have been incredibly fabulous.
As our summer has drawn to a close we’ve faced some serious uncertainty! Many families on our side of the Coast are in the same boat. The usual anticipation, anxiety, and excitement has turned to a seemingly endless summer. While my kids are not really upset by the whole situation, I feel the wearing on them and the need of return to routine. We’re trying to make the best of a situation that appears to have no end. A return to the routine of extra-curricular activities, the addition of a few “educational” endeavors at home and the hope that school will return to regular session VERY soon.
As we get back to some of the normal things we do I’m hoping to add a few more thoughts to my blog! Share some of the joys of parenting, marriage and eventually joys of my new journey of teaching.