Previously worn, March 2013
- Black and white striped dress: Attention, Kmart
- Black wedge heels: Maurices
- Silver and blue bubble necklace: Maurices; similar in blush/silver, aqua/silver, dark purple/silver
Today marks the last Sunday of “nothing” to do before soccer season begins next week. Also, next week marks kick-off Sunday for our church’s Sunday School program. Oh, and I’m in charge of planning and training our 2nd through 5th graders to be acolytes at church.
The boys both frequently have 1:00 games on Sundays. The service we attend at our church usually lets out between 11:30 and 11:45. We live nine miles from our church. If you do the math, factor in the craziness of boys who dawdle walking to vehicles, one child who eats slower than molasses, changing into soccer uniforms which involves pushing legs and feet into shin guards, socks and cleats, and then driving all the way across the city to the soccer fields, well, it makes for a very rushed hour and a half. We do have the option of attending our church’s earlier service, but as I’m leading a Sunday School class (which is between the two services) and then need to make sure the acolytes get their candle lighting on, it’s not always a perfect option — though we may just have to do it and drive separately so I can come home after the acolytes do their thing.
And so today, I am approaching the day slowly. The boys are spending their last available sleepover weekend until soccer season ends with Nina. I went to church alone this morning, ran some errands, and ate a quiet lunch alone. I took time to read some blogs, write this post. Later, I’m going to clean up the clutter from the first two weeks of school, get the laundry done, and get the calendar for the week all sorted out. If the weather cooperates, I may take my 5 mile race run this evening.
While I love soccer season and fall and generally being busy as a family, I really am going to miss these lazier days of summer that officially come to an end this weekend. After school programs are also starting up this coming week, so I just feel the need to take an extra long breath today and into tomorrow to give me the energy and peace of mind to enter into this next season of our life.