Can I just say how stressful life is right now?
Some good stress, some bad stress, some stress of my own making… (Hello. My name is Tracy and I am completely incapable of saying “NO.” To anything. It certainly comes easily enough for my kids!)
In my quest to get through school quicker, I decided to sign up for two summer courses. One on “Stress Management” – which, ironically, is totally stressing me out with the workload – and the other, a one-week Folklore Conference which will be chaotically jam-packed as well.
In addition, I am actually doing some major traveling this summer: Continue reading
Hard to believe that it’s been almost 4 years since I’ve posted this. I’m happy to say that the boys are good friends, but we still have the competition and brawls at every turn. I expect that they’ll still be putting each other in headlocks and tripping each other with their canes when they’re in their 80′s…
“Snips and Snails”
Boys are so…so… I really don’t know WHAT they are, other than sometimes pure joy and very often pure frustration!
When I had the boys, I was so excited to have them close together (20 months apart) so that they would always be each others’ “best friend.” Obviously I hadn’t had two boys 20 months apart before! My brother and I were 8 years apart, so I had woefully misguided yet idyllic visions in my head about how fun it would be to have a close companion at every turn. I longed for a sister, and even dressed my brother up and did his hair in ribbons so that I could pretend. Lucky for me I was so much older, so he couldn’t resist! I didn’t realize that someday they would go crazy from having companionship at every turn.
As I mentioned here recently, Savannah has entered that wonderful stage of her childhood/adolescence where everything that I say, do, or even think is either an evil plot to ruin her life or a giant embarrassment the likes of which she many never recover from. Continue reading
Reading back through my “Meniere’s” posts makes me realize how far I’ve come with this dumb disease. I still have ringing, but either I’ve just gotten used to it or it’s not near as loud as it used to be. Anyhoo… I hope you enjoy this flashback as much as I do
“I’m Not Asking For Much, Really”
All I want is one good night’s sleep!
This coming Saturday is graduation day at the University, so I’ll be giving up my day to work it. I remember how much I hated my high school graduation (lo, so many years ago!): it seemed like the speakers went on for hours, and it was sweltering hot in our gowns. However, this will be the 4th year in a row that I’ve worked graduation, and I have to admit that I actually enjoy seeing the excitement on faces and the sense of accomplishment after so much hard work.