"The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Since our house burned down last summer, I have felt like I was in an eternal holding pattern with our lives.  We have been living in a very small rent house, with not enough room to file things in any sort of organized manner.  And I’ve been hoping that we would be  moved into our new home before it was time to order school supplies for next year.  But, it doesn’t look like that is going to be the case.

It now looks like the absolute early we will be in is by the end of this month, which admittedly, is better than, say, October.  But now I realized I am going to have to go ahead and order my school supplies and get started organizing them and getting my thoughts together before we move, instead of after.  So I am having to roll with the changes and redirect my thoughts.

I do feel more ready to start school than I have for the last couple of years, especially last year.  Last year was really hard!  I know exactly what curriculum I want for each kid, and have ordered the book "Managers of Their Homes" (you can find this at http://Titus2.com). I am hoping it will be in very soon, because I am anxious to start making out schedules and getting things in order before they have a chance to fall apart.

It seems like the last two or three years I have steadily gotten worse about staying on schedule and organized.  And honestly, that’s not like me.  My best friend always brags to everyone about how organized I am.  I am really looking forward to getting back to who I used to be.  I know I will feel more relaxed and happy if I get on a schedule and stick to it.

Alex is coming home from camp today, and Faith is coming home from Mom’s.  So tonight, for the first time in three weeks, we will have a full house again!  I have enjoyed my time alone, but am truly looking forward to having my munchkins back.  I realized last night that I must be missing them more than I thought, because we went to dinner at my best friend’s home, and I spent more time talking to her eight-year-old daughter and ten-year-old son than I did the other grownups!

I am really enjoying blogging; it helps to get my thoughts out of my head.  I also really need to set aside some time to get all of my web graphics off of the charter.net space, and store them on Yahoo! or somewhere like that, because we are hoping that by the time we move home, our phone company will have upgraded their services to include DSL, and we won’t have to rely on cable anymore for broadband access.  That will rock, because the cable tends to to out a lot, and so then we don’t have internet.

Well, I have a few chores to tend to before we head out to pick Alex up.  Mom is going to meet us at the camp with Faith, then tomorrow night, we are all going to go see Pirates of the Caribbean 2!  WooHoo!

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