Peach State says: My Biggest Lie!


My Biggest Lie is that I am organized! “Well not like i used to be!” I am not feeling organized right now and my daily routine is just out of reach. Making lists for things to be done, today, tomorrow, and planning ahead for events, has always been one of my strongest abilities! But the scattered brain is in fluster mode and my normal routine has recently left me high and dry. Things just don’t seem so important and things that are important have been rescheduled. My schedule has fallen apart and my typical-daily-dance-through-my-day mentality has been replaced by phone calls from my hubby who has packed my somewhat set schedule with repairmen and estimates.

Confession: This proverbial list maker has forgotten to make a list much less follow existing the daily lists! Why? I would like to take this moment and thank the different parties…
My hubby…
The main floor A/C unit…
The front yard…
The water main under my church…
Braces for my youngest…
The last VBS Training and set design for a VBS scheduled for the second week of June…
And ( drum roll please) getting ready for my 21 year old’s graduation from BASIC and AIT…

It has all hit at the same time leaving me in “Dinner Chicken” mode…”You know that chicken running around with it’s head whacked off!”
The upside of this life altering situation is the fact my house is clean…usually before 8:30 am. “Can’t have repairmen and odd job people, giving me estimates, walking into a dirty house…Can I?” If you look at my schedule/calendar you will see a block of days with notations from May 21st through June 14th. My son’s graduation is May 23rd and then he comes home for 8-10 days. The youngest has finals the next week which is also the last week of school. The first week of June is Youth Camp and VBS set up…as well as sending my 21 year old to his first duty station. The youngest comes home on that Friday or Saturday and VBS starts the next week!

My head is spinning just thinking about those three weeks…they will be filled with some different emotions on varied levels.

This is the time I would draw strength from my dear friends at church…
Unfortunately with the water main break under the church we only see each other for one day…(1 1/2 hours). Sadly their lives seem to be on an uncontrollable carousel of life interrupting struggles. We are a bit disconnected…well that is my feeling!

But wait!!! I am feeling more connected to my Army son… The letters have been coming in on a regular basis. The last one did hold a warning of no letters after a certain date. But that date is only 12 days before we see him again and he should be getting his phone back in a couple of days!

The youngest is getting braces tomorrow. “Boy is he excited…NOT!!!” They are so needed and he will be happy when they come off in 9th grade and not 10th, 11th or 12th.

The revolving door has started with the A/C company installing a new system. Timing is good…high 80’s today! The sun streaming through the window, right now, feels more than warm on my arm as I type this post. Sadly I see I need to clean those windows! “Where is my ladder?” ( no shaking of that finger…)

Time to get back to my life…or at least my day and make another cup of coffee!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

About justbetweencousins

We are first cousins who live farther apart from each other than we would like. We thought this blog would give us a chance to visit with each other as well as maybe share a few insights about life. We are both middle aged and until recently both of us had kids the same age (nearly grown). But then the Peach State cuz adopted a son, so she has four now. Heart of Dixie cuz has two daughters. We have a couple of things which are prominently in common (although I'm sure there are actually more): We vacation at our Mema's beach house in Panama City Beach, Florida - until recently, we did so with all of our kids. We both sing - although Heart of Dixie cuz is not currently singing anywhere right now. We both write. We are both Christians, although Peach State cuz is Baptist, and Heart of Dixie is currently floating about between the Anglican church, the Methodist church, and the Episcopalian church. Long story.

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