Thursday, June 28, 2012

The ball is rolling

I did it! I registered for Master's classes today. Yay!

And um, wow, how am I gonna pay for that? And when am I going to have time to study and do assignments? And who will take care of the house while I am pursuing higher education? Who will feed the kids? And will I ever get to use this degree?

Do you see that ball? It's rolling right for me and it's a very large ball! AHHHH!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


This blog has been viewed 4003 times! Wow!

Wait.. been working on it for 3 or 4 years. But I only have 5 followers and I'm pretty sure 2 of them are internet robot machines sent to find out my email address so they can send me penile enlargement advertisements. That means between my 3 readers and myself, we've accumulated 4003 views.  I'm pretty sure I can account for at least half of that. But it's nice to know someone else is reading what I write. Thanks, Mom! I'm sure my grandma, who was a writer of sorts, would be thrilled. And if not thrilled, because she was never, to my knowledge, "thrilled" with anything, mildly pleased that I was happy.

So yay for me and the mostly true tales of Willingham's World!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Summer Wife has been busy busy. After camp, we had VBS/VBX week. Nonstop fun! And this week I have embraced the Chill Technique made famous by college students and lazy folk everywhere. And it feels good. Chill Technique is basically just doing nothing except what is low key. Food gets cooked, clothes get washed (kinda), and books get read (a lot). No one fusses or hollers.  If you want to go do something, you do it. And no projects get worked on. That's for later. When the world stops spinning. The world is spinning mostly do to a clogged ear, soon to become infection if history is any indicator.

And in honor of my 4,000 page view, coming really soon, here is a pic of the boys and me at the VBS carnival.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Back from youth camp. No major scars to speak of. On my person anyway. My house got scarred by the storm that ran through town. I am now managing an insurance claim. Adjustor comes on Thursday. And I'm tired. And I have an earache. I turn into whiny baby with a plugged up, achy ear. Cuz it HURTS! So I find myself managing pain and an insurance claim. And children. I manage the spit out of those boys. It sometimes sounds like this:"Mommy has an earache and is about to start pacing like a mental patient so the invisible man will stop stabbing an ice pick into my eardrum, so you'll need to ask your father to help you open the bowl of fruit."

But I know this too shall pass. The house will get fixed. Eventually. The truck will get tires. Sooner rather than later. The ear pain will cease. I have medications. And skies will be blue once again. Birds will sing. Children will laugh. The Sun will shine. So tonight, I am  focusing on hiding from my current reality and will try again tomorrow.

PS. In case you think I am overly dramatic (and you could make a great case), this is a brief synopsis of the last few days.
Sat - return from week long youth camp culminating in 18 hr bus ride
Sun - celebrate Father's Day by picking up the kids and starting VBS/VBX week (one son goes morning, one goes evening)
Mon - get first good look at my house with half ripped up floors and tarped roof. Stay inside all day with sore throat and sinus headache. Run 2 loads of laundry
Tues - grocery shopping, pick up from VBS, afternoon nap during thunderstorm, mop up still leaking wall, dinner with friends, fast acting earache renders me worthless to humanity

Monday, June 4, 2012

Captain's Log
Summer 2012 - Day 1

In a curious and disturbing turn of events I awoke with a start at 0530 and smiled because I knew I could go back to sleep. At 05:45 I was silently cursing my internal alarm as I flipped and flopped attempting to regain sleeping status. At 0630, I was again awakened by the husband's alarm and happily fell back asleep. At 0740ish my husband wished me goodbye and happy first day of summer as he headed to The Job. I believe I detected a bit of envy in his tone, but the sleepies overtook me before I could determine the reality of that feeling. When I awoke again at 0900 it was time to face the world. I have already received one communication from The Workplace requesting that I come by to finish something that they had not had ready last week. I have a list of things to accomplish this day and hope that the list will get done so I can start reading a new book I have. I am off to conquer the list!