Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Final Countdowns

Madison created a paperchain for her door to countdown the days to the start of school. Only 21 days until she is a second grader. Just one more reminder of that sad day approaching. Don't get me wrong, I love the school shopping part! Although with attempts to reuse items from last year and no need for a new backpack or lunchbox our shopping sprees have been a bit limited. Just the basics this year, some notebooks, folders, pencils, crayon.... the typical stuff.
Now on the other hand, I am not ready for school to start at all! Where did summer go? We didn't get to half the things on our Summer Bucket List and have very few free days to try and accomplish that. For the most part, the girls have been sweet sisters and I will miss our lazy days at home with them having time to play and create. I will miss summer concerts, days at the beach, long visits to the library and so much more...... Why does it have to go so quickly and why do our little ones have to grow up? It makes me want to just crawl into bed and deny it is happening! Of course, there is strike talk from the teachers who still have no contract so maybe summer vacation will be extended!!!! Though that would probably mean we would be going to school until July, so not really sure I want that either.


*****On another note, I am having my countdown to my first ever triathlon. Only 6 days away AHHHHHHHH! I have all the instructions for registration on Saturday. I think I am ready but would prefer to have just a bit more training but I think it will be fine. We will soon find out!

5 comments:

katy said...

good luck with the triathlon. I'm proud of you!! Looking forward to hearing about it.

ANDREA said...

Yeah Triathaletes! Make sure you look for me. I'm in the friends and family group....LAST!

Joanne said...

Good luck with your race, Lisa. I'll be sending "go fast & be strong" thoughts your way.

Heather said...

Good luck!!

Heather said...

Good luck!!