You may have noticed that my blogging has been a bit sparse lately, and it’s due to a number of circumstances. My sons have been hogging the laptop for the end of school year homework crunch, which means I simply don’t have access for blogging. Also, I’ve been working uncharacteristically busy with the swirling vortex of life:
- Readying my 16-year-old son for his month in Japan.
- Helping out/visiting my parents who both had surgery over the past few weeks.
- Readying the house for an old Japanese exchange student who’s going to be staying with us for a few weeks.
- Planning special things for my 18-year-old high school graduate.
- Attending graduation ceremonies and soccer tournaments.
Cooking, cleaning, cooking, working, sleeping, parenting, neighboring, erranding, daughtering, hosting. It’s a wonder my head doesn’t explode!
Of course, frugality and simple living weave themselves through my daily life, even if when I’m not writing about it. My older son is borrowing the single-use $59 cap and gown from the school instead of buying one, I packed up an afternoon of food into a recently purchased $1 garage-saled Coleman mini-cooler for a recent soccer tournament; and I continue to hang laundry on the clothesline, listen my library audiobooks and cook from scratch.
And when my son informed me that he needed a white dress shirt for his Japanese completion ceremony, we were able to locate a perfectly acceptable $4 Goodwill version. Even though this news came the afternoon of the event!
Breathe Katy, Breathe . . .
I will get through the next couple of weeks, and life will simplify again. Bit until then, I may be blogging a bit less.
P.S. I have come to the opinion that Jostens (the graduation supply company) is a predatory business. They have a monopoly on required graduation items and charge a unconscionable amount for their poor quality products. Just say no, people. Just say no.
P.P.S. My lack of blogging in recent day may or may not have something to do with the second season of Orange is The New Black being released on Friday.