When we passed this roadside warning, I should have known it was a sign of things to come. After all, everything had been pretty hunky-dory through the summer. Weekends in Corolla. Free BBQ every Saturday. No school lunches, extra evening time and college was but a blip on the future screen.
It took a simple pebble bouncing off a cliff to cause the slow moving avalanche to start. Each day of August has caused the rocks to gain momentum, only to reach further to the bottom with each passing day.
Rough Road Ahead.
Boy, rough roads sure mess up your regular blog posts, don’t they?
Yup, I’m OK. Fighting a nasty virus that has me more worn down than the peg leg of a 90-year-old pirate. But I’ll be alright. I’ve actually been taking care of some doctor’s appointments that are long overdue. I have an appointment with a surgeon Tuesday (nothing to worry about?), I’ve had half my blood taken and…. I HAVE MY FIRST REAL PAIR OF REAL READING GLASSES!
So… middle school started today. College starts in a week. I will have hours of less free time a day. Every bit of “I can’t do this anymore” that comes with the school year has begun. And illnesses? They usually spread through the house a week after the first day of school.
Add a lot more icing to this end of August cake and we have a stressful dessert fit for a king.
But you know what? I’m a fighter. I’m tough. You can tell by the lines etched in my aging face. My troubles are nothing compared to so many others.
So my blog posts went by the wayside a tiny bit. But my blog is as tough as me. We can get through the school year. We can get through illness. We can get through… no wait. I’m not using the “W” word yet. It is still officially Summer.
As you look down the road to the upcoming seasons ahead, do you see stress, happiness or something in between? And why?