Or at least I think I am. Then again, in lots of ways I'm gearing up. So lately I'm that type of person who doesn't know if she is coming or going.
It's a very weird feeling.
For instance, the light at the end of the Long-College-Summer-Break tunnel is getting closer and brighter. Today, rather than spending a lovely cool afternoon on the deck with a needle and thread, I worked with John (DS) at hauling the Mt. Rushmore of Laundry out of his room. Then washing, drying, folding, sorting out the threadbare and the stained stuff, and packing the good stuff. I think it's finished, other than some bedding and buying some basic toiletries and groceries. (He's on his own to pack electronics. No way. I won't touch them.) I'm partly melancholy about his leaving, and partly relieved. The melancholy feeling is because I love his sense of humor and he has a quick wit and intelligence that adds so much to our family life.
So the relief part? I guess it's just a little less of the daily aggravation of living with teenagers.
I mean....do they thing that we love to be told that we're wrong about every blessed thing all the time? Or do they really believe that if they work, then they are entitled to do absolutely nothing around the house because they are too tired?? Like too tired to pick up their own crap spread all over the house?
So yes. I look forward to less aggravation.
As for the gearing up part - Colleen (DD) begins her senior year in just one short week. Fall is always busy for us, with cross country meets for both kids and booster meetings and soccer refereeing for me, And now we'll add her senior project into the mix, and all of the honor society stuff and other school functions and Yes I WILL RUN IN THAT 10K AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER OR DIE TRYING.
Can you see what I mean?
And obviously I haven't stitched a single thing in weeks. I feel like I don't have a creative bone in my body lately.
I sure hope my creative bones come back soon.