Tuesday, May 01, 2007

i'm back!

WOW! Nearly 2 months since I've been here. Where has the time gone? Since some of you asked and even anonymous people were concerned with my relative disappearance, I finally put some time aside today to get here.

I've been a victim of life in general, nothing bad really, just trying to keep up with it all.

My last post saw us on the verge of our trip to Florida. Seems like eons ago already. It was a most wonderful family getaway filled with loads of warm memories. Started off with four days at Disney (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, MGM and Cape Canaveral. Highlights? The rides, the parades, the fireworks, the magic, watching kids in awe, new experiences, learning new things, everyone getting along, great weather, meeting up with friends (6 adults and 10 kids), glad that the twins were old enough to appreciate and remember and have the stamina to keep going. Downfalls? the crowds, the lines, the expenses, being a prisoner of Disney, kids getting lost (scary for all), camera battery dying on me. After 4 days we all definitely had enough and looked forward to the rest of our trip away from the crowds quietly and leisurely filling our days with swimming, biking, tennis, beach, favorite restaurants and a chance to see our hockey home team play and win. Baby boy at one point summed it really well for us: "I wish you and dad both stopped getting older so that I could catch up to you and we can keep doing lots of fun things together"

But then it was back home and the vortex of everyday life sucked me right back. Took a week to put things away from the trip and then all of a sudden Easter was upon us with all the preparations that entailed including relatives staying over. Then tax time crept up and having to deal with a new accountant who had me searching for all sorts of info in the depths of my banker boxes. We also put our mountain condo up for sale so more frantic search for documentation. Throw in there weekly sessions at the physical therapist for a shoulder injury, meeting my trainer weekly and trying to keep up with my exercise routines. Add to that a half dozen birthdays to attend, field trips, school projects, parent-teacher interviews, trips to the library, getting new couches for the family room, getting started on soccer season, doctor's appointments, putting away winter stuff, taking out summer stuff, cleaning the yard, watching playoff hockey games and lets not forget the usual cornucopia of household chores. And there you have it. Life of a busy mom just trying to keep it all together. I'm indeed just hanging in there.


nancy said...

Has it really been THAT long??? I don't blame you, but I do miss you.

What yoru little boy said brought tears to my eyes...

Silver Creek Mom said...

Awww What a SWEET Thing to say. Nathan has been worried about us getting older too lately. It's hard to explain to a 5 year old.

I'm glad your back. I've missed you and your stories.

We have to do coffee soon!

BeachMama said...

Welcome back!! I just figured you were busy as usual.

Baby Boy echoes so many sentiments of kids. I remember thinking that way about my parents and really, still do.

Glad you had a great time in Florida, sorry to hear you are selling (or sold) your mountain getaway.

Glad to have you back!

Loukia said...

I was wondering when you were going update! Florida sounded great... did your kids really get lost at Disney? I can't imagine how scary that must have been! Glad to hear you're doing well... and busy!

valerie said...

Good to hear from you again, we did miss you.

Sorry to hear you're selling your condo - I have fond memories. :)