Saturday, August 25, 2012

My Daughter, the Nomad

My oldest spent this summer between her junior and senior year of college doing a 5 week long internship and then leading 4 mission trips.  She ended up traveling over 5,000 miles this summer all over the Eastern half of the U.S.

This does not include a flight from Atlanta to Providence, the drive back to Chicago or the flight home for Labor Day Weekend.

This is what comes of being raised in a mission organization and spending childhood traveling!
One summer we drove from Georgia to Maine [Acadia] and then to Orlando.  This time she was behind the wheel and did most of the driving solo.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Life in the Fast Lane

I have a torn rotator cuff which is keeping me in constant pain and causing difficulty sleeping.  I spend all day on the computer at work and the injury is probably due to overuse - so typing and working on a paper is hard.  I am going back to the Dr tomorrow for a follow up visit.

I have to work 3 hours this Saturday [and make two airport runs]

One of my daughters is home for 6 days before heading back to college and has been sick these 4 days.  Meanwhile I am coordinating the repair of the car she totaled earlier this summer (minor accident/old car) so she can drive it back to Chicago.

We are invited to two parties this weekend [only the 3rd and 4th invitations we have received since moving here 1.5 years ago, so we don't want to turn them down].

Then we have 3 house guests coming this weekend through Labor Day [my nephew is getting married on the 2nd] and 7-14 more the following weekend since my sister-in-law's house is overflowing with guests.

Both my daughters will be home for labor day for the wedding [having both been gone all summer].

My husband just returned from a week on Martha's Vineyard and will head to Chicago this weekend and Rhode Island late next week.

A paper was completed for grad school this past weekend, and another longer paper is due soon.

This is normal life!