It's been a llllllooooooonnnnnngggg time. Apparently, I needed a break. Or perhaps I felt like blogging needed a break from me. Every blog post I wanted to write was already written. I didn't want to sound like a broken record, a scratched CD, or whatever can go wrong with an iTunes file.
So I sat.
But, in all honesty, I didn't just sit.
I cooked- sometimes for two, sometimes for eight (the six of us plus two boyfriends). And many evenings I didn't know if for two or eight or any number in between.
I cleaned, decorated, undecorated, threw birthday parties, hosted house guests, attended medical conferences, attended hospital parties, danced with my husband, danced with our daughters, drove miles and miles and then even more miles.
I've assisted our high school senior prepare and submit over fifteen college applications. I've stressed over application deadlines, the weight of three college tuitions and one private school tuition. I've burned hours of my life preparing and submitting financial aid papers, because school require it. I've meet with bankers to open a HELOC loan, and explore private college loan options.
We're still visiting colleges and universities, and I'm still grappling at night with the idea that junior college might be the way to go. I mean, is $55,000 per year really worth it for lower division courses?
Additionally, and even more emotionally draining, I've dealt with all the drama a large extended, close knit family has to offer. This past year, it's been more than I care to admit. So, I simply won't.
I've been to traffic court, civil court, and even criminal court. We've been through two car wrecks (thank God no one was seriously injured), one being a hit a run, who was chased by one of our daughters and ultimately pinned down in a parking lot. That girl of mine has balls.
I've been offered two job positions, but have declined to continue working our start-up.
But, I have been missing you all. My life's been crazier than ever. How about you??