Saturday, September 11, 2010
I promised myself I wouldn’t rehash the tired ol’ blog topic about how back-to-school season is the busiest season of all, and here I am doing it anyway.
I love to write, and I just simply have not had time to do it.
Endless shopping, mountains of school forms, doctor appointments, dentist visits, soccer for daughter, football for son, home repairs … ugh. I’ll spare you the gory details and instead say it with a photo. It’s worth a thousand words, right?
We had been running ourselves ragged in the last month, so I forced a little R&R upon the fam. We took a full-blown mini-break holiday weekend, driving up to Lake Erie for Labor Day. And to paraphrase Bridget Jones, this was not just a mini-break. This was a holiday in heaven.
We romped on the beach, made new friends (Hi, Carmen and Dan!), devoured steaks sizzlin’ hot off the grill, snuggled with Grandma, sat by the fire and snarfed toasted marshmallows … all the stuff that makes living on this planet worthwhile.
We even managed to jam in an educational jaunt to Back to the Wild, a wildlife rehabilitation center in Castalia, Ohio. I recommend a trip there if you’re in the area.
They had eagles, owls, bobcats, egrets, hawks, you name it. The tour was very interesting (we called ahead to set a time), and we couldn’t help but donate to the cause afterward. They have a lot of frozen rodents to buy to fill up all those bellies every day!
Our next adventure will be tap-dancing lessons for my 4-year-old son, starting next week. He’s been asking to learn for a year! We pick up his shoes at Payless tomorrow (and I have a $3 coupon :).
Oh, and my 12-year-old daughter is joining a fencing class next month.
Did I mention we’re busy?Tweet