Saturday, December 24, 2011

Easiest way from here to there?

Is usually a straight line. Not around here. This makes my life harder and is the reason for many discussions the kids and I have about hovercrafts. A lot of the things we do take place in a city that is an hour drive from us. By way of a bird it would probably take 15 minutes, at most. It's the price we pay to live in the country and for him to have a 10 minute drive to work. If anyone could figure out the whole hovercraft thing though, I would be eternally grateful.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Why can't I post regularly?

That's simple. This is what my day looks like this time of year.
4:50 - Get Hubby up and going. Fix sandwiches for his lunch. 
5:15 - Audrey up and getting ready. 
5:20- Hubby leaves. 
5:30- Jo up to shower. 
5:45- Drew up to shower. 
6:20- Drive to bus stop
6:30- Home. Shower. Load of clothes in washer. Load dishwasher. 
7:30- Matt up to shower. Finish getting ready. 
8:15- Leave for Matt's school. 
8:30 to 1:00- Work Santa's workshop. 
1:15- Home. Switch out Laundry. Cook Dinner. Pick up the house as much as possible. 
3:00- Get 3 oldest kids off bus. Feed them. 
3:20- Leave. An hour drive to Beckley plus a little driving around to make sure we were in the right place. 
4:45- Drop Audrey off for practice. 
5:00- Mom's to visit for a few minutes and drop off pants for her to hem. 
5:40- Leave Mom's and take Jo to CAP. 
6:00- Drop Jo at CAP and go to pick Audrey up from practice. 
6:30- Pick Audrey up.
6:30 to 8:30- Shop for Santa's workshop. Spend a few minutes chilling out with Audrey at McDonalds. 
9:00- Pick Jo up from CAP. Stop at store and pick up a few things. Drive an hour home. 
10:00- Home. Get everyone settled in bed. Put last load of clothes for the day in the dryer. Do a few odds and ends. Watch a little TV to relax and then CRASH. So that I can get up tomorrow and do another day of the same kind of thing. 
     Let me also mention that Drew had to be at his school at 5:30 for a choir concert at 6:00 so Hubby had a wonderful evening too. I hated to miss the concert but guess what I get to do Thursday? Spend the day on the bus and at schools with the choir for concerts!! Yay!! I will be glad when Christmas break gets here. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The best way out is always through

The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost

The easiest thing is to ignore the hard things in our life. To force the hurt and pain down inside. There are times that it doesn't work, can't work. There are things that are too big to hold inside. Sometimes through is not only the best way but the only way.  Some tragedies are so big that there is no actual through, your life is forever changed. When my husbands Mines had an explosion that is what happened to us. It is taking time to figure out how to live our lives on this side of it. 

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. 
It goes on. ~ Robert Frost

As hard as that is to except sometimes it is how our lives work. Although life goes on that doesn't mean it goes on exactly the same. That it can go on exactly the same. It's been hard. Hard to except that it actually happened, Hard to believe that they are all really gone. Hard to listen to the lies and untruths told for a little fame. Hard to be judged by so many others. Hard on both of us for him to go to work everyday. My husband is one of the few that was left working there to keep things running while they did the investigation. This has made moving on very hard for him. He tried not dealing with it, like he does most things in his life and it didn't work. So now a year and a half later we are still trying to work through it but at least he has now excepted that he has no other choice. We will make it out of this and on to a stronger life for ourselves but it has forever changed us. 

Mama’s Losin’ It