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It has been a long summer. We have traveled from one side of the country to the other in the past month and half. It always amazes me how something sounds good on paper but when it is finished you wonder, how did I manage to do that? Or never again!
I'm thankful that my mother is so wise, because she delayed a trip that would of had her here to visit with us this week and based on how little I won't to be around myself, I can't imagine that she would have fairy much better.
We have Hannah's birthday coming up at the end of the week, too. Because we've been out of town so much, it has been a top planning priority. No party this year, but I have plans to do one for next yer for sure. It's her last year in the single digits. We've had lots of excursions planned for her birthday, but they keep meeting problems. For instance, we were going to go to Dave and Busters but it turns out that the information that I saw on the Internet before was inaccurate and it's too far away. Then we switched to the zoo and now the weather is looking like thunderstorms for the next couple of days. I feel like I'm grasping at straws now. I do have a cake mix and some canned frosting with a candle, so it won't be a total failure. Some years are like this I guess.
Honestly, if I could I would spend the next couple of days in the bed sleeping. I'm tired and worn out. Spending time with extended family, as much fun as it is, is still stressful and tiring for me. It's not that I don't enjoy and love them all, it's just a lot different from my day to day life, so I don't bounce back as easily as I do on my home turf. I'm trying my best to have a low key week without becoming bored. Not as easy as it sounds.

How have you been?


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