Don't you love it when you wake up, bleary-eyed, as the alarm is going off, way too early for your liking, and your first thought is that you never went back and cleaned up that red icee that someone left in the car from our after-school On Cue run that spilled all over the car on the way to get pizza before the 1st grade author's tea at school last night?
This has never happened to you?
Apparently I'm all alone.
And we were late to the author's tea in spite of the fact that I didn't stop to clean up the icee.
We are tired at the troops. Something every night this week. Friday was a LONG time coming, for sure.
I would say it's quieter with two of the kids gone on school trips. . .
But it's really not.
Maybe we sent the wrong two kids?
I would say that we are ALMOST there. . . almost done. . . almost to the end of the school year.
But ohmyheavens the calendar for the next two weeks is full. And for the three months after that, honestly.
I would say that once Summer is here, the troops can RELAX. Finally. Sleep later than 6 am. Not rush the little ones to bed on beautiful evenings when everyone is playing outside (I really hate that!).
That maybe, just maybe, I'll get caught up on my "cleaning out" projects (every drawer and cabinet in the house, for starters). That maybe I'll finally finish switching out the girls Winter/Summer clothes - that I started a month ago. That maybe I'll get the school stuff that has already started coming home by the dump truck load organized BEFORE August. 20th.
But more than likely. . . we won't. And I won't. And it won't. And I'm pretty sure the eight that the Coach and I are responsible for will NOT magically become everything we hope and pray for them to be, overnight, giving us the peaceful, happy, restful Summer of our dreams.
Sure would be nice, though. . .
However. . . on this cool, cloudy Friday morning (only one more Friday left in the school year!), as I sip my coffee and contemplate how best to clean up the mess in the van. . .
The God of the universe who is sovereign over all. . . loves me.
And that's enough.
So I will be thankful that I can clean out the car IN the garage (it just started raining).
I will be thankful that the coffee is hot.
I will be thankful that the Coach asked me to go on a date, tonight.
I will be thankful for a Little Man who makes me laugh, even if he talks incessantly ALL DAY LONG.
I will be thankful that it's Friday. Finally.
I will be thankful that the two traveling troops will be home, today.
I will be thankful that the second thing I remembered this morning was that the girls' school pants were in the wash and needed to be in the dryer asap.
I will be thankful that the house is sort of clean.
I will be thankful for new babies and cousins and family.
I will be thankful.