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Monday, May 18, 2009

Sitting in a Quiet House

I am sitting in a quiet house. Chris has taken the girls up to the school parking lot to ride bikes. Quinn (quite happily) is in bed, sound asleep. And my house is completely quiet. Even the refrigerator, which has a horrible rattle and hum to it 99% of the time is silent. I am finished with the scrapbook(s) for Mr. G's retirement bash. The laundry is fairly well caught up. I am in between books right now. And even though I am sure that there is something that needs cleaning, I am sitting on the couch with my feet propped up and just thought I would take a minute to share this moment with you.

I am really looking forward to this summer. Even though I crack jokes about who will have it worse - Chris for being in school all day or me for being home with all 3 children...I do know that I am definitely getting the better deal. Of course, you may want to check back with me in 3 weeks to see if my tune has changed.

I am celebrating this week that I have made it through my first year out of the classroom and in the media center. It was certainly a struggle at times. I have a lot to do this summer to prepare for next year to make it an outstanding year.

In the quiet I am also thinking about how I have been struggling with the idea of "If I were to die tomorrow..." there are so many things that I wish had happened differently. I think my dad's illness has done this to me. I feel like for the past year and a half, I have (to a certain extent) put my life on hold...between grad school and the pregnancy and then a new baby and a new job. There are many times these days that I feel like I need to reconnect so many things in my life - I feel like two years ago I was a better parent, a better friend, a better daughter, a better wife. So starting this summer there will be some changes.

There will be another post coming soon about our weekend - Quinn attended his first birthday party!

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