I just booked a flight to Tampa in September, where I will spend 4 nights with my amazing girlfriends from law school. It's been over a year since our last reunion and we are OVERDUE, so it is wonderful to start the countdown. Me and four of my best friends, no kids no husbands no work, and the Gulf of Mexico spread out before us. I think that just might get me through the next 143 days.
Summer is right around the corner. Kids are counting down (9 days of school left), my husband the SAHD is cringing at the thought of all day kid patrol, but for the month of June, the kids will have outside activities every morning. Brooke will be going to summer school for 3 weeks with her current 1st grade teacher and her special ed teacher, to keep working on her skills, to keep up with some routine of school, and to keep addressing her social skills. Jordan is signed up for a week of art, a week of theater, and a week of science/chemistry. And Sean will be counting down to his fishing trip in Canada, which he had to miss last year because he was in Hazelden, so he's raring to go.
Found out yesterday that my parents sold their house, so whatever weekend free time we can find between now and June 27 will be spent trying to help them pack and organize. Thankfully they've been paring down their household contents drastically over the last five years or so, but it's always a big job.
I suspect June will be a whirlwind and the 4th of July will be here before my head stops spinning!