Kwan Yin, Our Lady of the Clean But Wrinkly Laundry
I'm here to find out if blogging is like riding a bicycle. Can I hop back into the saddle after a year and a half away (almost), and happily cruise along? Or will this end in tears and skinned knees? I guess there is only one way to find out.
Here is the deal: I am a bit preoccupied at the moment, and a bit heavy-laden with work. For one thing, the Spirited Child who Needs a Great Deal of Stimulation (and patience) asked to be home-educated after three years in the public school system.
We are seeking a balance between the boring things I think he should do and know about and the things that light his fire (roller coaster research, zip line construction, skating lessons, and elaborate projects involving TP rolls and craft sticks).
O thank ye gods for a husband who loves to do this sort of thing
Meanwhile, we don't see much of the firstborn. He is busy with early-morning marching band practice, school, soccer games, sleepovers and the odd bit of work now and then at the ice cream parlor. I tend to catch up on his news during late-night post-game drives home from the high school and at an occasional shared evening meal.
The stilt thing went terribly wrong but I love the photo
But I digress (some things at this blog never change)! I was telling you why I was busy, right?
Well, it's not just the return to home-based learning. Or the all-hours taxi service or the game and band spectating. It's that I suddenly need to clean and repair and (deep breath) sell my house, and store or discard pretty much everything in it, and get going on a whole lot of paperwork...
Because in two short months we are moving.
I promise to blog about the whole process if you promise to hold my hand.
P.S. I have the uneasy feeling I've used that weird/awkward bicycle-riding analogy before. If so, I apologize/apologise. Mental faculties at the moment = slightly dodgy.