After spending Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on vacation in the Midwest, I arrived home on Sunday afternoon to a tired husband, two energized kiddos, a slightly disheveled and dirty house (Tom makes a valiant effort to tidy and clean prior to my return home, but there are plenty of details he just doesn't know need to be taken care of), a mountain of laundry, and a lengthy to-do list. I took the kids to the park as soon as I arrived home to give Tom a break, but an hour after our walk I'd transitioned from "relaxed and refreshed daughter and sister" to "overwhelmed mother running a mile a minute". I finally slowed down - long enough for my people to surround me with hugs and smother me with kisses - later in the evening though, at then all seemed right with the world.
|Me and my boy on our way home from the park.|
|And me and my girl. Well, mostly my girl. You can|
just barely see me in the background of her selfie.
I had high hopes of cranking out a thoughtful, in-depth post about my adventures on the road, as well as my love for "real" fall, but this morning I find myself unable to fit that kind of writing into my "catch-up" day. I promise such a post on Wednesday, and in the meantime, here are links to a few of my posts - some new and some that you may or may not have read here previously - that have recently gone up on the Red Cross blog or MomsEveryday.
Red Cross: Working Toward 100%
, a glimpse into yet another
failed fire drill in the Ferris household, along with tips on how to prevent such a circumstance from happening at your house.
MomsEveryday: It's Time
, the background behind my decision to stop - or at least attempt to stop - overextending myself and what it meant for Chasing Roots.
MomsEveryday: The Burning House
, an exercise in balancing practicality against sentiment when faced with a catastrophic event.
MomsEveryday: I Can't Take Them Anywhere
, just one more story about how my children embarrass me in public.
See you on Wednesday!
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