Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday 55 & Da Count-Six Days

FRIDAY 55

Six days
with no running around,
when everyone was in the same house,
when we could relax,

to debrief from six weeks of separation that followed hard on the heels of a horrid school year,

before practices for sports at three different schools begin,
before juggling the schedules,
before being scattered to the wind again.



DA COUNT

I'm trying to be thankful for six days. I'm counting that there were six, instead of none. (Especially since Da Count is about counting what you have instead of what you lack.) But six days is not enough time to reconnect as a family and recharge for the onslaught. Forgive me for wanting more.

31 comments:

Mojo said...

Here's to a better year this school year! And you can do a lot with six days... right?
Nicely played!
- Mojo

SignGurl said...

Ah, the old runaround is soon to begin. Great 55, Michelle!

P.S. You are a goddess for taking word verification off.

Cocotte said...

I get tired of the running around also. We are now in the countdown of trying to finish up the required summer reading before school starts - UGH!

snowelf said...

I wish I could give you my extra days, Lime. We don't start school until after labor day here--and I find it hard to believe but school in StL has already started!
I'm about to feel your pain soon though--we're coming back from vacation and then Boom! School is starting.

Here's to us, the super moms. :)

--snow

Missy said...

In these parts school has already begun, not to many happy kids right now but I hear a lot of sighing from parents lol.

Have a great weekend Lime

lime said...

point of clarification: we don't actually start school until after labor day either but mr. lime coaches soccer, diana manages the varsity football team, isaac plays on the junior high football team. mr lime has practice twice a day now, diana either goes all day or twice a day, isaac goes every morning. ugh....

Mona said...

Do not count the hours, Count the quality that you all put in , in that brief time & those six days can be very fulfilling!

(((HUGS)))

furiousBall said...

oh man, no more bjstorms from your word verification

Craver Vii said...

He coaches soccer? SaWEEEET!!! I'm coaching a U10 team twice a week. I'm so sore and tired today. In a twisted way, I'm glad that somebody else is probably hurting, too. ;-)

Maddy said...

Time

lecram said...

Perfectly understandable and a very sweet count.

ciara said...

nice one, lime...seems we never have enough time and i don't think it's greedy to want more. but isn't it quality versus quantity? :)

i'm up.

S said...

That's a beautiful 55, Lime.
Being a person that loves her free time, I often must sing to myself,
"cats in the cradle and the silver spoon, little boy blue and the man in the moon...."
Because it is over so fast...how did LR get to be nearly 12 already?

Another nod for quality.
I'm up, pup!

Breazy said...

I hope you all have a much better year this year!

Great 55 and Da Count.

Have a good weekend!

Akelamalu said...

I don't go back to school (work) until 2nd September, but it sure comes around quick!

Mine's up.

Gawpo said...

If I wore a cap, it would be off to you, Limers. I have no talent with 55s and you simply RAWK. Oh, and you're much cuter as well.

Hugs..

barman said...

You know it is not to late. Request the remainder of your 6 days to be meassured in Basketball time. With the way they make 10 seconds strech into 15 minutes, I bet you could strecth the 6 days at least until easter.

I sure do not envy you. No wonder you were ready to melt down toward the end of the school year last year. That is it, I am putting you up for Mom of the year FOR SURE.

Kathryn said...

I think we are all wanting more. This summer has gone much too quickly. :(

San said...

Summer has flashed by! May your six days pass at a languorous pace, Michelle.

My big girl is coming home from Albuquerque this weekend. And my big boy is about to go back to college. We have this weekend to be the four of us under the same roof.

Moosekahl said...

Cherish every minute, I've learned the hard way there is never "ENOUGH" time for family.

(M)ary said...

six days until school starts? wow. it seems too soon.

The Zombieslayer said...

Uh oh. It's that time of the year.

Make the best of it, while they still have their freedom.

DianeCA said...

It could be worse! our schools begin monday! Thankfully we are past that Mom's Taxi stage!!! Good poem!

G-Man said...

Awww Trini...
I'm sorry for being so late.
I certainly understand this 55 Meesh. Great Job!!!!
And what Jenn said about the word verification...?
YAY!!!!!!! Now I have a much better chance of performing Yahtzeelingus on you..xox

Trooper Thorn said...

We were laking about swimming (now called phelpsing) yesterday and I was reminded of your comment on being unable to distinguish between the sexes.

Notice all that training makes the male swimmers muscled and ripped, but the femals swimmers generally look bulky and soft.

Except for Dara Torres. Go fellow 41 year old!

MamaGeek said...

Ah, yes. *Poof* There went summer. I want more too!

rose_michelle said...

Yes, my pup is adorable, but it doesn't make up for his stubbornness. I haven't had any response from Tommy but I am determined to call him this week. He is less than a mile away, he should know he can't hide from me. I'll let you know what I find out, but I don't recall too many of his bylines lately.

On a different note, school here has started already, and so many are still trying to catch up. Summer was really short this year, only a week between summer school and full term.

Thanks for checking in ... I'll stop by later!

Sandi McBride said...

I can't believe that school is about to start already and it's only mid August...when I went to school we started the day after Labor day...seems they start earlier and earlier! Thanks for coming by to see me today...
Sandi

Maddy said...

Ah. I shall await an update on Monday then.
Cheers

Fred said...

Here's the extent of my creativity tonight: I'm #30.

Sorry, Lime, I hope I'm in a better mood next time.

Jocelyn said...

Since I rather look to you and your kids as harbingers of my future (well, not to you, as you're younger than I...but I mean, older as a parent...or something), I will keep in mind the need to treasure every last day of reconnecting, as our years grow increasingly overbooked.