Luke 10:41-42

"But the Lord answered her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing.'"

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Where did the summer go?

Scientifically I know we have another month of summer, and given the weather we've been having in Dallas, it's going to feel like summer until November. But for 26 years of my life I've been a teacher or student so to me summer is over when school starts. All of my teacher friends are back to work now. The summer camps I worked at the zoo are done. There's no more little ones having swimming lessons at the YMCA pool while I'm attempting laps. Tomorrow is another transition for me into this new role as part-time housewife. People have been asking me how I feel about staying home and what I normally say is, "We'll see when school starts back and I'm not there." So, I'll let you know in the weeks to come.

But it got me thinking this morning about what has happened over these last two months.

I spent three weeks at Starbucks tutoring former students.
I worked middle school summer camps at the zoo. It never gets old watching the mountain lions stalk children.
I clipped coupons and went to the grocery store more times than I swear I ever did in the years I was single.
We bought a new car and a new computer. Now, when do I get the Iphone 5???
I taught teacher workshops in Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Arkansas.
We drove across west Texas (it's really big, BTW) and into New Mexico to get to the beautiful mountains of Colorado. And we really didn't want to come back to the blast furnace a week later.
I spent a few days at the lake with my family. I see them two times a year, yet they know me as well as best friends.
I cheered on my husband at two bike rallies, one more to go in a couple weeks.
Celebrated my birthday and the birthdays of my mother-in-law, flower girl, and a dear friend.
Watched a lot of Harry Potter, Big Bang Theory, Psych, and How I Met Your Mother.
Read Jane Eyre, People of the Book, 2 books by Jodi Piccoult, the autobiography of Lois Lenski, and Unbroken.
Accomplished two of my summer goals, finally printed and organized all our wedding photos and sent out our thank you cards. The back room is still a work in progress.
Prayed. A lot.

I'm anxious but excited to see what is in store in the months to come.

1 comment:

  1. I am actually ready for summer to be over and am excited for Husker and Packer football games and all the cool, crisp days the autumn will bring.

    I am SO over this heat and ready to see pumpkins, leaves turning bright colors ready to be sporting my Husker fall clothing that has been tucked away since January. GO BIG RED!