I can't believe it is already May. MAY!!
I wish I could say that I haven't been terribly dedicated to writing due to some amazing new developments in my life, but it just isn't so.
I'd be hard-pressed to come up with what all I've been doing. There's the girl scouts- I worked on a cooking badge with the girls. We cooked up a whole mess of stuff at my house and in the science room- ribollita, pot pie, chicken quesadillas, smoothies, trifle- even breakfast food like pancakes and sausage. It was immensely fun. I adore the girls in Vi's troop. I've had many of them in soccer over the years and the troop has been together since Kindergarten. It always amazes me how fully formed their personalities are already and how different they all are. Between coaching and helping with the troop- I guess I've begun to grasp why people become teachers and coaches.
Kids just have this ineffable quality that very few adults manage to retain, though I have been lucky in my life to meet a few that have managed to. What am I talking about? It is some sort of hodge podge of hope, unrealized potential- a sense of forward momentum but all wrapped up, paradoxically, in a form of contentment- but with enthusiasm, maybe more aptly described as being-present-right-here-and-now-in-this-moment-and-enjoying-it.
Soccer is already almost over and I've been terribly uninvolved this season. That's okay, though. I will be back at 200% in the fall I figure.
I'm excited for Thursday when we'll be heading down to L.A. to see the Glee Concert. We'll be back on Friday for Gold Rush day at school and then, after school, we'll be taking off for a weekend of Girl Scout camping. Woo hoo!! uh... Actually, if I'm honest- I'm looking forward to camping but not the whole sleeping in a tent thing. I still have nightmares from our Sun Lakes trip when a spider got into the tent- HEY! it was HUGE! Wolfe just happened to walk by the tent as I was working up to full hysteria and he slapped the wall of the tent, sending the giant spider flying in my direction. I completely lost it and ended up with a collapsed tent around my ankles and a bloody nose.
Also, I will be having to leave Chocolate behind- and, well, to say he has become my shadow would really be an understatement. He rides everywhere with me on my lap in the car, he sleeps on me at night and whatever I am doing, he is sure to be stretched out nearby as he won't let me out of his sight willingly.
Anyhow, I can hardly believe that summer is almost here. I am trying to make some plans for adventure this summer. I know I am going to be spending lots of time with the horses. Foxy has really settled down lately- dare I think that maybe her adolescence is finally drawing to a conclusion? I don't know, but since she is what 16.3? 17 hands? and weighing as much as a mack truck, not being bratty and immature is a fabulous thing.
Okay, enough for now... please accept my apologies for my long absences. I'm lame, I know. Love!