Thursday, May 17, 2007

Caged Tiger

I'm not embracing here very well lately. I'm restless and bored, like a caged tiger. Reading far too much, like a drunk on a book binge. My metabolism's up, thanks to the thyroid meds, and I'm putting the new Mother's Day elliptical to good use, but I feel like I'm living my life waiting for something. On hold, but not really.

Maybe it's the end of the school year that's done it. Two weeks left of school. The kids go to school in the fall; public school. We've been schooling for two straight years - right through last summer. And we all know it's winding down. All of us ready for something new.

Maybe I just don't want to be "here" anymore. Homeschooling and trapped in the house. We went to the library, in the middle of the day, for the second time this week. And I'm trying to plan the summer. Places to take the kids every week to get to know our new home town better. If they weren't being tested in June, I swear tomorrow would be our last day of school.

But! Today is Mae's fourteenth birthday. Yay! My little girl is really growing up. She has a part-time volunteer job at the library this summer. We gave her a black acoustic Fender for her birthday. She's looking forward to high school soon. And I'm glad to see her becoming independent and enjoying herself. So today at least I'll try to live in the here and now. Especially when we slice into our homemade ice cream cake. :)

Until I write again ...

Flea

10 comments:

Lisa said...

So, do you have pics of the ice cream cake that you made? I'm waiting with bated breath!!

We had fun scream-singing Happy Birthday to Mae at karate! Oh...and...ummm...sorry about stepping on Oliver's glasses. *looks sheepish* As soon as I felt the crunch I thought, "*gasp* I KNOW WHOSE GLASSES THOSE ARE!!! AND NOW I HAVE TO TELL FLEA THAT I KILLED HER SON'S GLASSES!!" I thought about changing my name and moving to Saskachewan...

Flea said...

Look back at the post and click on ice cream cake. It takes you to Kraft Foods web site and the recipe, complete with picture. It was very good! Mae's having the last slice tonight.

As to the glasses, Oliver says it's just a snapped screw. I was surprised and LAUGHED when he told me it was you who stepped on them. I guess he'll be more careful next time where he sets them!

I LOVED the pictures on your blog! Especially the mock fall! What fun! Where exactly is this skating rink? I'm looking for summer fun for us. Is it expensive?

Lisa said...

Oh, whew! I was worried you'd never talk to me again and would take to calling me Destroyer of Glasses!

We skated at the Oilers Ice Rink and it's on Mingo between 61st and 71st. It was $6.50 to skate and $2.50 for skate rental, so it's not really cheap, but it's certainly worth the price! We had a blast!

Flea said...

Oh, I'll still call you Destroyer of Glasses. That's a given. :)

Lisa said...

Or Breaky McBreakerPants...

....because that just sounds funny.

Flea said...

I think Destroyer of Glasses has more of a megalomaniac, super genius feel. Less clownish, more take-over-the-world. It's up to you.

Lisa said...

Hmmmmm, clownish versus megalomaniac....I've never had to make this decision before!

Lisa said...

Now I'm starting to get worried that you've been EATEN by a caged tiger...where are the POSTS, woman?!?

Flea said...

I'm being eaten by a boa constrictor ...

Seriously? I'm at a loss. Just dragging around. no stories about children and private parts. :)

Candace said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Mae! First Oliver is a teenager and now you tell me Mae is 14? This cannot be. The cake sounds yummy. We went to Chuck E Cheese for Emmalee's bday. Can you believe out of 24 invitations only 2 people responded and only one of those actually showed up? Sometimes it is definitely a good thing we have a bigger family. Guaranteed party attendees :)