Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Crazy May!

I'm so thankful the A-Z Challenge was not in the month of May! Good thinking, folks! Anyone else feeling the pressure of the end-of-school activities?

Writing everyday for the challenge was enjoyable and I thought I would just naturally continue writing more often than once or twice a week. Then life happened. :) You know the one!

We just wrapped up our Awana program and one of my girls, Katie, was working feverishly down to the end to get two books completed this year. If she knew the word ogre I think she would have called me that. She had set the goal for two books herself, but lost motivation just two weeks before the finish line. What? I pushed, pulled, prodded, cajoled, maybe yelled, threatened and all the other nice things mommies do. Two days before the final meeting she was barely talking to me. She was next to tears with anxiety, but I knew she had the last sections that she needed memorized. She was good to go, but didn't believe in herself. It's sad when that happens to your child. Anyway, she pushed through it and when she finished on Sunday night she came to me beaming with pride wanting a high-five and a big hug! I'm so proud that she hung in there and got it done! We might have taken her to IHOP that night for a small celebration! :)

Speaking of celebrations, I have two college graduates this weekend! My daughter Ashley will be graduating with a Youth Ministries major and my husband will be finishing up his Bachelors in Business Admin. They will get to walk together! I will be a crying mess, for sure! I'll be sure to take lots of pictures to share with you.

Ashley and her husband plan on moving to the Denver area to attend seminary in the fall and Mark will continue on towards his MBA. Super proud, can you tell?!

Other plans for May: out-of-state family visiting during the month, Mother's Day with both our mothers and daughter, our end-of-year concert (my handbell group and children's choir will perform), finishing up our own homeschool year and taking achievement tests, a year-end party at our farm for my volunteers that serve with me at church (22 families), a year-end picnic for our CoOp, and the regular chores of running a farm: lots of mowing, chicken herding, weeding, and swimming. :)

I'm exhausted just reading the list! Today I did what any self-respecting procrastinator would do, I took a nap. Ha! Really. Sometimes you gotta do, what you gotta do, right? Anyway, it gave me the energy to share with you all that's on my plate. I have high hopes of blogging every day on one of my two blogs. I figured if I set a high goal, you might see me at least a couple times a week. :)

Feeling like...
How about you?

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Brenda said...

I hear ya! We're wrapping up the school year. Grace's birthday is on the 18th and who likes to do school after that?! We will still do stuff during the summer just to stay caught up. I'm ready.
Congratulations to the graduates, that is something special!
I thought I'd get a post up pretty quickly after dog-sitting but just haven't had the time. Maybe tonight.
I liked your 'chore' of swimming!
Blessings friend!

jen@ living a full life said...

It's that time of year I sympathize! Most of my festivities, communions, confirmations, birthdays are all out of state so I just have to mail cards or gifts, happy me!
Today while you were snoozing
{I'm green with envy} I was weeding and trimming my moms flower beds, horrible task. I still haven't gotten to mine!

May is catch up since April was blog mania with A-Z.

Conny said...

Yes, us too!! all the school-year-end busying-craziness!!

congrats to your grads !! very exciting!!

Nel said...

That made me tired just reading it. I will be praying for you my friend! Congrats to your daughter and your husband. That is cool that they will both be walking. My daughter and I were in school at the same time but did not finish at the same time.She beat me, maybe because I had a full time job and was going at night. (this was after my divorce) Decided it was a good time to do something for myself. lol. Oh well enjoy your busyness, one of these days you WILL miss it...Trust me!
until next time... nel

gail said...

A nap is often a good solution!

Your husband and daughter graduating together! This is so beautiful!

You have a lot to be proud of and so much to do. I would pencil in as many naps as possible!

Joyce said...

Congratulations to both graduates! That is definitely special!

I wanted to say thank you for your prayers and concern regarding my niece. They are so appreciated.

Mary said...

Congrats to the college grads! Off to bigger and better things!