After taking the summer off from my blogging adventures, I have decided to jump back on that blog wagon with trumpets blasting, guns blazing and natives screaming obscure language. Okay, I exaggerate. But I am writing again.
Why did I stop, you ask? Because I was a busy Mama with 3 kids out of school, one of which needed extra attention and help preparing all the paperwork necessary of graduating high school and going on to attend college (a 3 hour drive away from home no less.) Additionally, we were having a pool put into our back yard. Construction distractions such as workers constantly snipping cable and internet lines do tend to cause interruptions.
Oh yeah, then I had a little operation called a ‘hysterectomy’ that required me to basically do nothing but read & watch TV while spacing out on painkillers for a few weeks. (It was’t so bad at first, since I LOVE reading. But once I read so much I strained my eyes and started getting headaches, well, then I was forced to flip through the TV channels in a fruitless endeavor to find something worth watching. More on that later…)
To that end, Ms. Teacher, my essay about how I spent my summer can be summarized as follows: I helped send my oldest son off to college, had a swimming pool/hot tub put into the back yard, had a hysterectomy and recovered from surgery. Somewhere in there I had a birthday and turned 43.
So continues the blog of this middle-aged mother/wife/writer…stay tuned for more episodes. Feel free to share your summer’s highlights. But who can beat a kid to college/new pool/hysterectomy combo? I dare you.