Monday, August 31, 2009


Somehow I survived a very long summer with four kids, a herniated disc and either torrential downpours or overwhelming heat and humidity.

Somehow I managed to smile most days, read some books, do eleventy bazillion loads of laundry and weed my garden.

Somehow we survived a long trip to Pennsylvania and awesome visits with friends.

Somehow I woke up this morning and realized that my little girl was going to third grade today and I was both thrilled and terrified at the prospect.

Somehow knowing all this means it's all going to be ok.


AndreAnna said...

We always get through it.

Yay for the first day of school!

Robyn said...

I hope Meg (and Drew?) has a great first day!!!!

And, of COURSE you survived -- you're a great mom!

Brooke Brown said...

Big day! Such fun! Hope she likes her teacher and loves her new room, classmates, etc.. Whew...another summer break under the belt! :)

creative kerfuffle said...

you are woman, hear you roar! you are strong, that's how you got through this summer : )

Mike said...

Somehow, I know you are right.


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Astarte said...

It will all be OK, eventually. Then new shit will pop up, and that will be OK, too.

She looks so big, especially in that photo with the munchkins! It's like she's a giant and they are her minions!