Friday, May 21, 2010

Hanging on by a thread

I'm a mess this week.  Luckily, it hasn't been a year of distraction for me since I'm not running dance companies or putting on shows anymore, but the last weeks of school are bad any year.  This year is worse because I actually *ahem* liked my seniors.  Maybe I'd say loved.  It was a good year, ergo it was hard to say goodbye to them and the time I spent with them.  But it's also a year where five of my favorite people in the world are retiring.  There are videos to be made and parties to plan but in the back of my mind I know that my life at school is going to change.  When school starts up again next year, many of the faces that have been at the core of my group of friends just won't be here.  While it's eating at me a bit, I know it also hasn't set in what that means, exactly.

So in the midst of all this distraction at work (and the myriad parties and luncheons and end-of-year shenanigans) I managed to forget to pick up Addie from school yesterday.  She had a minimum day and the plan was to go on my lunch and get her and bring her back to school with me.  Only I got a call 15 minutes into my first class after lunch from my mom (who teaches at Roo's school) asking me what happened.  God, I felt terrible.

Roo was sure sad when I got her, too.  She said she was okay, and I apologized, but she also said she was feeling kind of "leftover sad" about it even though she knew it was all okay now.  *sigh*  I am the parent of the year.

Anyway, I know I've been sparse about posting and it might get sparser.  Haha.  Okay, I know that's supposed to be more sparse, but come on.  I just can't think straight and I need to take care of junk before I go getting all posty again.  Things I am letting go this week:  dishes, cooking, exercise, posting.  You'll be fine.

Hope you're all having a calmer week than we are right now.

1 comment:

  1. Yup, we'll be fine if you take a break from posting. Even if you posted just once a month, I'd savor those monthly opines. Don't apologize for feeling blocked or uninspired. It happens to all of us. The best antidote for writing is DOING, so go do. We're not going anywhere.

    Oh, and I'm certain if I had a child, I'd forget to pick him/her up from school at least every three weeks. I bet by now Addie has completely forgot about her "leftover sadness." (What an adorable expression!)

    I hope the P's have an excellent Memorial Day weekend! My sister-in-law is getting married Sunday and I'm a bridesmaid. (MY FIRST TIME!) I've not been this excited for a wedding since my own. We're staying at this gorgeous hotel on Clearwater Beach for two nights. It's like I'm going on vacation in my own town! Yay for drinking and WALKING!