Rip Tide

Summer has felt much like a rip tide. It’s strong and sudden and can sweep you out to sea. Pounding waves can take the breath out of you. Gone so fast…

Tomorrow CaseyJ starts school. Z man starts next Wednesday but has a meet and greet tomorrow and a play outing Friday morning.  Summer went by so fast (with the exception of the last three weeks when they’ve been at the office everyday) that I haven’t had time to catch up on anything much less the blog. I’ve tried, I’ve stared at the blank page and blinking cursor. I’ve had plenty to write about, we’ve done lots of fun things too. I guess I’m just lazy. By the time I settle down at night and plop my notebook onto my lap it’s 8pm or sometimes closer to 9pm and by then, well, I’m tired, brain-fried, well done.

Like tonight. It’s almost 10pm and I really gotta go to bed, but here I sit, pecking away at it. I almost feel like Cinderella who has until the bell tolls to get home or the carriage turns back into a pumpkin. I need those 7-8 hours of sleep. Badly. Not to mention we will now need to leave almost an hour earlier every day because Z Man’s school day begins at 8am while CaseyJ’s starts at 8:30am (and we live 25 miles from their schools).

We managed to squeak out a trip to Sea World in San Antonio and stay on the Riverwalk (thanks to be suckered into a Riverwalk membership thing which might actually have been worth it) and had told the boys we were going to spend all weekend doing chores before the school year started. Z Man figured it out when he saw all the Sea World signs, whats with all the advertising 16 miles before you get there? 🙂 It was hot, stinking and miserably HOT and packed. I don’t ever recall seeing so many people there. The boys seemed to have fun even though we didn’t get to let them play in the water park – we checked into the hotel and let them swim in the pool for awhile. We tried a new to us Tex-Mex resturant on the quieter side of the Riverwalk and CaseyJ was sure to point out every fish he saw and walk close enough to the edge to make us both nervous.

Reading over his shoulder

havin' fun

Photos from our trip on flickr as usual…. bedtime folks – it feels like I’m the one going back to school…

Summer has felt much like a rip tide. It’s strong and sudden and can sweep you out to sea. Pounding waves can take the breath out of you. Gone so fast…

Tomorrow CaseyJ starts school. Z man starts next Wednesday but has a meet and greet tomorrow and a play outing Friday morning.  Summer went by so fast (with the exception of the last three weeks when they’ve been at the office everyday) that I haven’t had time to catch up on anything much less the blog. I’ve tried, I’ve stared at the blank page and blinking cursor. I’ve had plenty to write about, we’ve done lots of fun things too. I guess I’m just lazy. By the time I settle down at night and plop my notebook onto my lap it’s 8pm or sometimes closer to 9pm and by then, well, I’m tired, brain-fried, well done.

Like tonight. It’s almost 10pm and I really gotta go to bed, but here I sit, pecking away at it. I almost feel like Cinderella who has until the bell tolls to get home or the carriage turns back into a pumpkin. I need those 7-8 hours of sleep. Badly. Not to mention we will now need to leave almost an hour earlier every day because Z Man’s school day begins at 8am while CaseyJ’s starts at 8:30am (and we live 25 miles from their schools).

We managed to squeak out a trip to Sea World in San Antonio and stay on the Riverwalk (thanks to be suckered into a Riverwalk membership thing which might actually have been worth it) and had told the boys we were going to spend all weekend doing chores before the school year started. Z Man figured it out when he saw all the Sea World signs, whats with all the advertising 16 miles before you get there? 🙂 It was hot, stinking and miserably HOT and packed. I don’t ever recall seeing so many people there. The boys seemed to have fun even though we didn’t get to let them play in the water park – we checked into the hotel and let them swim in the pool for awhile. We tried a new to us Tex-Mex resturant on the quieter side of the Riverwalk and CaseyJ was sure to point out every fish he saw and walk close enough to the edge to make us both nervous.

Reading over his shoulder

havin' fun

Photos from our trip on flickr as usual…. bedtime folks – it feels like I’m the one going back to school…

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