Is everyone else as busy as I am right now? Fall is always a busy time for me, but this year it's insane!
First of all, we have the senior drill, which is putting us through some paces. The Boy was a whole lot more relaxed about everything, so things like senior pictures and announcements kind of happened when they happened, spread out through his senior year - except for his college applications, which all seemed to land on New Year's Eve day. The Girl's ahead of the curve on everything, so the whirl that didn't start until second semester of The Boy's senior year is in high gear for her already. She has her first application in already and is scheduled for an interview, is working on her others, and has her resume done. Good grief, she's already talking about beach week, too!
The Boy informed us that he's too busy on parents' weekend for us to come down for a visit, so Third Dad and I are going to drive down this coming Thursday. He placed a whopping order for food and drinks and sent a list of everything he forgot in August - kind of feels like an airdrop, because he only has two hours to visit between classes. Who cares - I just can't wait to see him!! It gives me a little time off, too - I'm taking Friday as well, I need a break from the boredom of my job. It is deadly.
I had brunch with my best buddies on Sunday, these are the moms from our trip to Korea in 2001. I love this bunch of women, they are THE BEST friends anyone could have. We've been doing this brunch every month since we returned from our tour in July 2001 - that's dedication, folks! We've also started doing retreats, too - so far there have been two, one to Ocean City last winter, and one to the Chesapeake in the summer, which I missed because it was the week The Girl and I were in California. We're doing a trip to Skyline Drive in November, just a short one because everyone's busy, but still great fun.
I'm going back to volunteer at our local Obama HQ on Saturday. I'm proud to report that my teammate and I registered two voters on Saturday, which doesn't sound like a lot but at a Metro station on a quiet Saturday morning is pretty good. Voter registration is over in Virginia now, but the canvassers are still busy. I don't do canvassing - by now it should be evident that I have no self control when it comes to this election, so the last thing you want to do is let me loose on the streets.
There's been a lot going on on the adoption front, too, but it's mostly of the volunteer variety - some speaking coming up and a Korean Focus program in a month. When I get busy like this, I find it hard to do any deep thinking, ergo no writing, either. I must have a dozen posts in various stages of incompleteness, but they'll just have to keep waiting.
And with that, I'm off to relax a bit before doing it all over again tomorrow!