I've heard some of my kids mumbling about it being too hot.
Uhhh...well, it's July, AND we live in Texas.
I can't blame their slight confusion.
We did have a "cold front" move in last week. Low 90's, upper 80's. GORRR-geous.
As one of my friends eloquently asked on Facebook..."What? Did hell freeze over? It's cool - in July - in Texas!"
We sure enjoyed it while it lasted! Back to reality :)
I posted on FB about my sleep walking episode Saturday night.
When I'm really anxious or REALLY tired, usually a midnight jaunt comes into play. (Which just makes me more tired by morning. Circles- under- the- eyes tired.)
So, I was in the kitchen Sunday morning getting a cup of joe in before Mass when I had the sense I was in there sometime during the night.
I opened one fridge door to find my rosary in a bowl of blueberries!
Weird! Sometimes I wake up during these escapades....other times....I don't experience total recall until the next day.
'Nother reality check.
My house has not been peaceful lately. Members of the household have been less-than-charitable with one another.
I won't candy coat it. It's been happening A LOT!
Last Saturday, David and the three older ones high-tailed it to confession. (And it was Ester's suggestion! Go Ester!)
I need to go this week since Clementine was napping at that moment.
A family pow-wow was called and suggestions were brought up on how to improve our "situation".
One BIG solution? More family prayer time.
Oh, we say our daily prayers, but we are way too lax in the summertime. I think the daily prayers just become a blob of mumbo-jumbo.
I bet that happens to a lot of you, too.
Family rosary? Forgetaboutit! It's pretty much non-existent since school let out.
So we are getting back on track with the family rosary. And it feels so! much! better! already.
School starts July 22!
I am such an EVIL mother, aren't I! (Ask my kids - Ha ha!)
I'm not talking about summer school, but the big kahuna.
Books are on their way.
I was so freaking nervous ordering my "High Schooler's" books (insert scream...can't believe I have one in High School)... it about took 10 years off of my life.
Talking with another homeschool mom, I mentioned it's been...like...30 years since I was a freshman.
She asked me how old I was.
That's when the hammer came down... I realized I'm 44 -
Totally depressed me because I was thinking I was ONLY 43!
Praise the Lord for counselors and accredited programs (we use Seton) which brings me comfort since they are the experts and accredited, blah....blah....blah.
I just followed their suggestions, held my breath, and hit the "purchase" button.
Gosh...it's JUST my kids' education...a BIG expense....and Sally is my guinea pig. I'm mean...really! What's the big problem?! Ha ha!
All joking aside...we are doing great. After 10 years, we better be, right?
As they say in Texas, "This ain't my first rodeo!"
Hmmmm....maybe this is why I was sleep walking on Saturday??
P.S. Sorry for being a big wind bag in this post...
Love and hugs and kisses to all!
~ Patty ~