Tuesday, June 5, 2007

I refuse to go crazy

Well, It is summer and we are all relieved to be on this side of the school year. Maybe I am getting old or people are trying to make me go crazy by putting more activities on my calendar, but it seems like the month of May looked a lot like December. Living on a college campus can get a little busy during these months. So I have come to the conclusion that it might be a plan of "those in charge" to push me over the edge. Just when I thought I was coping, My husband announced to me of the next week's activities. I mean it was full. It might be a game between ministries to see who can cram the most on the calendar. There were recitals, parties, baccalaureate, graduations, and a host of "end of year" events to attend. I finally figured out why they do all of this. If they can get everyone to go nuts, we could open our own insane asylum. It would be government funded so this would make us "self-supportive." They would let the teachers out on good behavior to teach their classes and we would never have to beg from those rich people on Jupiter Island again. Just an idea. Well, if this is part of a plan, I have decided to beat the system.

Since I am not a faculty member and they could not admit me on some type of legality, and since my husband doesn't go crazy as easy as I do, I will use the internet to come to my rescue. Yes, that is what I said. This past May it dawned on me that I did not have to attend every activity that was offered. When my husband dashed out of the house with his cap in hand and his gown blowing in the breeze to attend baccalaureate and graduation, I gathered the kids around the computer to watch Daddy and a host of others march down the long aisle. I was a little concerned that he might fall asleep without a kid on his lap, but then I had my cell phone. I could always call and wake him up with his phone vibrating in his pocket. I put a batch of cookies in the oven and came back to clap for the speeches and graduates. If I had wanted to, I could have banged pots and pans, and hooped and hollered and nobody would have cared. So with a glass of tea in hand , I enjoyed the graduation. Until the day they let my dear husband carry a child on each hip as he marches with the teachers, I think I will enjoy this activity from the comforts of my home.


Chris & Esther Hilling said...

Ahh ... where's your sense of adventure??? Welcome to the blogging world. Looks like you got the picture sizing figured out. Great job! Chris

Patty said...

I commented already on your blog but it seems to have vanished. I don't know if you saw it or not, so I will comment again.
We are so glad that you started a blog so we can see pictures of you all more often.I love the loveseat recliner. Maybe I should ask for one of those next year:)
The picture of you and Doyle is really good. You look great.
Good luck hanging on to your sanity,

Making Memories 1999 said...

You go, GIIRRRLLLL! You're good!! I laughed while reading your post -- Love it!! I can see you banging the pans!! (teehee) Welcome to the blogospere!!! Love the pictures!! That pic of you and Doyle is very good!! I'm so glad you have a blog now and we can stay in touch better!! Hope you have a WONDERFUL and RELAXING summer!! Your ol' CFC cohort-in-crime :-)

Kelly S said...

She's gone crazy! Just kidding. My first comment seemed to have disappeared too...hmm.

We're soooo glad you started a blog! It will be so much fun to keep in touch this way.

We love you and can't wait to see y'all!

kayla said...

Found Ya!
I am so with you about graduation. I had wonderful intentions about going until I found out Harold's speech was at the end, and he would be sitting in the front until then. I quickly changed my mind. It's a lot more fun in front of the computer because I can cheer as loud as I want without the worry of being reprimanded.

Leah said...

Hmmm....live in the same town, on the same campus and I will "talk" to you more on this blog! Sounds different, huh?!?! I am completely with ya on the schedule and wish I could do the same for most of the activities. The problem this year was that I had a child graduating! My attendance was a requirement. Glad to know you have joined the blogging world! Look forward to it!!!

Anonymous said...

BRAVO! Loved your satirical comments! Hysterical... I, too, enjoy utilizing all technology has to offer to retain SANITY!!

...Having fun, Nettie