Where Does The Time Go?

Friends of mine are lamenting their now empty nests this September, as all their children are educated and gone.

For us, just Jim, me and Kasia, we say the same thing. Where did summer go? We had Jim on day work and for us, it’s almost like a normal 7-3 life. Today the tables are turned, and Jim goes back to a later shift, leaving Kasia and I to fend for ourselves.

Granted we had a worrying summer, health wise, between my Mother-in-law and myself. I am not completely in the clear yet. Now, we have to adapt to our September dance. It’ll just be a matter of time before I am back in the classroom too. So I get to savor every walk and minute with Kasia, as I realize how short life is.

Hopefully I’ll get through the next few years, and we’ll be able to travel and actually ** gulp** retire.

A girl can dream, right?

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It’s the end of a long week. The 5:30 a.m. wake-up call doesn’t help much on physical therapy days. We said it was time to go out for a cocktail and dinner.

We came back to the spot where we came during the week in summer as it would be quieter in September. I know Kasia wasn’t happy: she ate and was walked before we left. Time for us to kick back.

Have a good weekend!

No Clue

I was looking on the Church paper and saw the Mass times for today and noted the changes for next week, Fourth of July.

Fourth of July?

How did that sneak in there? It means I have to go and blare the television and put the air conditioning on so the girls can make it through the fireworks.

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I guess it’s a good thing, as it usually means that summer is at the half way mark. Great: all I have to worry about is it time for a hurricane and when do the crayons go on sale…Ha-ha!

Last Rose

It never ceases to amaze me.

We live in an area bordered by a bay:the Delaware Bay to be precise. You see weather roll in over the bay, sunny skies, stormy seas,…you get the idea. In the winter, when it is cold enough, I have seen the bay frozen over to the point of resembling an Alaskan tundra.

When I walk the girls during the day, I meditate, pray, and take in a ton of sights.When the weather changes, you’re used to seeing falling leaves, dead lawns and the like. You can imagine how pleased I was to come across this gem this morning.

  
Nice to see a beautiful remnant of this summer.

Holi-what?

So it’s the official start of summer this weekend.

Not for Shingleman and the family.

Sure would like to be down at Undisclosed with Jim and the fur girls, but, shucks,
we are stuck here in the city this weekend. There is plenty for us to do in the
city that needs to get done in a few weeks.

I’ll be drooling, thinking of walking the bay, hanging out in the yard, just
keeping back, but instead, things will be done.

**sigh**

Maybe next summer…..

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