this time last year the summer loomed in front of us. a tortuously long summer with no idea what we would do with ourselves. we did have that trip to penang to be excited about – we were wrong to be so excited. but this summer! this summer i can’t even think of the goings on we’ve got going on. this week will be all about holiday bible club – hbc is just a fancy name for vbs – preparation. but that preparation time is going to be slightly interrupted by a 2 night/3 day girl trip to pai. we leave wednesday and get home friday. saturday there are meetings to attend and a 17 year anniversary to squeeze in… oh, and i start single parenting it again. i’ve been a bit spoiled. michael’s been home 3 weeks. 3 whole weeks.
the next week will be holiday bible club. monday through friday every morning. i hear there are like 200 kids and i’m heading up the crafts. should keep me busy.
the following thursday c15 and i get on a plane for india. india. i can’t believe we’re going to india. 10 days there and then the states! texas and colorado. friends and family. and we’ll probably discover 4 weeks is not enough time. especially since that 4 weeks might have to last us another 3 years.
if i believed in to do lists – or rather if i were capable of making one and keeping it – i would have to include get visas for india (c15 and me). get reentry permits for kids and me – so we can return to thailand. locate backpacks for c15 and me. pack for all of us. and all that intails… i’m trying not to think about what that could be. and – because it’s not going to do itself – get the stuff for hbc crafts. but it is sort of cool that once i get it it will sort of magically get sorted and prepared. and by magically i mean all those hbc helpers will do what i didn’t finish while i’m gone!
busy summer ahead, but sure beats a boring summer stretching out into eternity.