Thursday, May 27, 2010

School's Out!

You've either missed me terribly, or been grateful you've had less posts to read! As a housekeeping note, I know I haven't been commenting as much lately. I am trying to keep up by just reading posts in my Reader and only commenting when I feel like I have something to say.

It's the girls' last day of school today! Aside from my child care costs quadrupling during the summer, this is a good thing.

Sylvia will get a break from Mean Girls drama (I hope), and Riley and I won't have to battle over homework for a while. Weeknights can have a little more calm to them.

I could blame my lack of posting on the end-of-year chaos, which is partly true, but mostly, I've just been feeling very introverted lately. I really want to just find a quiet place to chill. I have a lot of half-baked ideas for posts, but they're just not ready.

I started this post with the hope of finding some resolution to complete this school year, but I've got nothing. I'd like to make sense of a lot of things; from the Mean Girl drama to budget cuts and furlough days, sensible ideas on how best to motivate my children academically, hopes for the next school year...unfortunately, none of these things have easy answers. Not for me, anyway.

Mostly, I'm feeling more like the proverbial chicken. I'm caught up in dealing with what's happening in each moment that I've lost sight of any long-term goals.

Maybe after a long weekend, I can come back rejuvenated. A girl can hope, right?

Argh, this post is sounding a lot more maudlin than I feel. I am not depressed or even stressed, really. Just...jumbled.


Cat said...

I've been jumbled lately too and haven't been posting much. Seems like I have a week like that every now and again. Be an introvert for a while, get your head where you want it, and start enjoying a hopefully relaxing summer!

jenn said...

I totally understand jumbled. I think that was my problem when I finished my last semester and still didn't take the time to blog for a few weeks.

Anyway, I'm glad some of the school stress is gone for a little while. I'm sure it's much needed for you and your girls.

MindyMom said...

I so get this. Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend.

Danielle said...

I get this way too a lot.
Hope you have a great long weekend!

Unknown said...

You're not the only Mom who has kids finishing up school, etc., not by far. Tons of bloggers are going through the same thing and more, no worries.

I love how positive you are about it though; 98% of Mom's I'm reading are groaning and complaining already. Personally, (I think) I'd love to have my kids home for a more relaxed time. :)