Monday, August 25, 2008

finding my way back to me

just a quick update for those of you (including ME), who are tired of stopping by and seeing the same old post.

* this summer has been one of extremes. extreme highs (Seussical!)(reconnecting with some dear friends via Facebook!) and extreme lows (my fortius is definitely being tested.) the rush from one extreme to the other has left me a bit fuzzy, and definitely exhausted (was anyone else awake watching the replay of the Closing Games at 2:30 a.m.??)

* i am finally getting caught up on housework! blech.

* there is family in town and i am being careful to carve time out of my ridiculously hectic schedule to spend time just visiting. hard to do when everyone is on vacation, and you are the one at work.

* i am dreadfully behind on thank you notes & posting good mail. but, please know that i have been buoyed through the past month by thoughtful notes and gifts.

* today is Back to School!! a big day for my 2nd grader who is making the big jump from small montessorri to larger public school. you cannot tell by this first-day-of-school picture ("mom, i don't like first-day-of-school pictures"), but he was especially thrilled about picking out his outfit and buying lunch. here's to a great year, sport!



* with the show over, and no more need for pigtails, i took myself off to get a haircut last week. ahhhhh....



slowly and surely, finding my way back to me.

16 comments:

Kelly A. said...

Your new hair is SO cute! Very sassy, I'm in LURVE!

And Jack! He looks like a teenager in that picture. Where did all that long hair come from, wasn't it just a few weeks ago you buzzed it? Buying lunch at the big public school, heh, my kids say "lunch" is their favorite subject.

And...The HAIR! Wonderful!

Alisa said...

LOVE love love the hair!
So cute and fun.
Good luck with balancing everything you have going right now- one moment at a time!

patsy said...

I can totally relate to this post-
love the haircut...
missing you & me blogging- but I'm working on it :)

Jill said...

You sound busy and stressed, but sassy. I hope you find you soon!

Alisha said...

VERY cute hair-do!

I love the picture of Jack, too. And I love that we have sons who are the same age. Our first day of school is next week.

linda said...

I'm glad that your finding your way back...and with a great new haircut too! Very cute picture Lelly!

I hope Jack has a terrific year in 2nd grade. I'm sure he'll love it.

Holly said...

Glad you are finding your way back to yourself after the whirlwind of all things Seuss.

Your haircut looks FABULOUS--and orange looks quite spiffy on you as well.

That picture of Jack is too funny. Hope today went well.

Janiece said...

You look amazing as always!
I hope things get back to "normal" real soon!
Have fantastic evening.

Rebekah said...

the new hair is so sassy! i envy people who can have short hair. i just get afros!

Becky said...

You look adorable! I especially love the orange shirt :)

I can sympathize...my summer is one crazy blur in my mind. I feel like I haven't connected and left comments on blogs in a long time and I have fallen off the SPT wagon--again!

I hope that things settle down in a good way for you soon...

linzipoo said...

I love the 'do! I'm seriously thinking about heading back to short hair land again.

Maybe next year. I need ponytails right now.

Love it!!

michelle said...

Ooh, cute hair!! Finding my way back to me -- I love that phrase -- I'm on that path as well.

Lucy said...

Very cute hair, Lelly! From the sounds of it, you will be really glad you found your way back:)

Kim Sue said...

I always feel like I am on the road to finding myself :o) Your hair looks great!

wende said...

cute cute cute hair!

Marla said...

I think the haircut is fabulous!!!