Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Big Ebb and Five for Friday (on Saturday!)

Hello wonderfully talented bloggers who continue to impress and amaze me!  I guess with anything, we experience ebbs and flows.  Well, after a giant blogging flow came a big ebb for me.  We have been busy little beavers in our house since school ended.  I thought joining doodle bugs teaching for her linky may get me back in the blogging saddle.

Okay, so it is Saturday....but, I was diagnosed with vertigo that pretty much feels like this:

So I'm thinking y'all will understand and give me a pass this one time!

One of my most proud moments occurred on the 14th.  I know that was longer than last week, but I am not being my usual rule-following self today.  My oldest son, Alex, graduated, with honors, from high school!  I really hadn't given myself the time to think about the moment as there was so much chaos at the end of the school year.  But, it truly is an incredible moment of reflection and pride.  Couldn't be more excited about the person he has become!

So, then we headed off to a much-needed vacation in Duck, NC in the Outer Banks.  To say I love this quaint little beach town surrounded on both sides by the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound is an understatement.  Everything from the beaches to the restaurants to the shops is just me.  Many wonder why those of us who are blessed to live within minutes of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic still vacation at the beach.  Well, a vacation house allows you to relax without the stress that your own house provides, such as laundry, yard work, etc.  Plus, this house had a pool, hot tub, and was steps from the ocean.  Can't beat that!
The time with my boys, parents, and many carefully selected friends of my boys was priceless.  I truly could spend hours sitting on the beach and never be bored.  The weather was perfect!

The day after returning from vacation, Alex and I attended Old Dominion University's orientation.
My, how college has changed.  I will be curious if he ever even sees a piece of paper.  Everything is done digitally, which makes sense in our world.  He is all registered and ready to go.  My head was spinning as there is so much to keep up with, but he is a smart guy and will figure it out.  

Now I must attack the enormous list of things that I would like to accomplish this summer...both professionally and personally.  I do still plan to paint my classroom.  I just need to finalize the shade of pale blue, oh, and getting over vertigo may help with ladder climbing.. I don't do sick well, especially since I don't feel sick. I am working like a fiend trying to get organized.  My Erin Condren planner is just about set up.  

With all this time on my hands as I am afraid to drive due to the crazy meds I am on, I have been a TV junkie.  It hasn't been a bad week in which to be TV-obsessed as one of my favorite events all year is currently going on for a fortnight (such a tennis word....seriously.  When do you ever hear someone describe the passage of time as a fortnight?).
When Federer went out, I really struggled with whom to root for.  But, I just love the sport and believe it is at its best here and at the US Open.  There are some promising young American women for whom to root also.

And, I had saved this for a time I really needed it, which is now, but I finally dove in on Netflix.
Oh my word.  I get it.

Happy Friday/Saturday!


Brandee Green said...

Your vacation looks fabulous! I am a big Wimbledon fan and I can't get enough right now! :)
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Bethany Hunter said...

I love Downton Abbey-I just started watching it a few months ago and quickly caught up. Enjoy!

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MS. OCD said...

1. Beautiful family! 2. Totally vacation jealous! 3. Have dealt with vertigo before, my advice is to avoid escalators:).

Lisa @ Fluent in Fourth said...

It was a great vacation! I am looking forward to how Wimbledon will play out.

Lisa @ Fluent in Fourth said...

I am obsessed! I finished the entire first season in 24 me through the boredom of being stuck home. Netflix only had the fist season. Where did you find the other seasons?


Lisa @ Fluent in Fourth said...

Thank you! You made me laugh...yea, escalators would be a hazard currently! Today was the first day I haven't woken up with the room spinning in two and a half weeks. Joy!


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