Monday, July 4, 2005

What day is it?

S’all a blur.
It happens when I pull a couple of all-nighters 2 days in a row…

But it’s over. He’s all graduated.
Dinner and Dance…done.
After-grad overnighter at the cabin…done.

By Saturday afternoon, my personal gas tank was empty. Completely exhausted and unable to be even partially social.
All our guests had left, and it was just me, my kids and Mandi.
“Anyone want to go to the used bookstore?” I asked.
“I do.”
“Me too.”
“Can I come too?”
“Are you buyin?”

18 books and $65 later, we arrived back at Cultus.
We ate a quick barbequed chicken dinner then each of us grabbed a comfortable spot and opened a book.
No conversation. No music. No TV. No nothing.
Just two hours of uninterrupted reading.

“Wow, Auntie Jane. This is the quietest it’s ever been up here.” Mandi observed.
“I know. I hope it hasn’t been too boring for you…”
“Not at all.”

I loved having all the kids here. (Twenty two for dinner. Twelve for night.) It was an awesome way to end their grad festivities…( I delivered brownies and cake to them all as they sat around the fire at the next cabin over. My heart is still smiling at the vision of them all visiting, laughing, interacting, and joking.) My sons have been blessed with amazing friends.

But I also loved having no extra kids here. It was wonderful not worrying about make up or balanced meals.

And with that, summer officially has begun.
Let the sun shine.

Three things I’m thankful for:
1.The gas station at Whatcom Road. Cheap fuel. Many fast food options.
2.The used book store in Sardis. Cheap reading material. Many titles.
3.It’s summer.

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