that time of year

i know not long ago i posted about my general friend making suckiness, but i’ve taken steps – or maybe it’s better worded to say others have taken steps – to help me make progress in friend making endeavors. and it’s good. and i’m in a much better place. but you know how it goes, for every two steps forward you take one step back. over the next few weeks it’s gonna begin to feel like i live in a ghost town. and we’re part of the skeleton crew that’s to be left behind. (which could possibly mean that friend making will go easier. options are limited and my hand waving high in the air while i squeal “pick me, pick me” won’t be so easy to ignore.)

school break is upon us and it’s time for furloughs and home visits. and then the summer will drag. 3 of s10’s closest friends are going to be going. one for good, one for 6 months and one for 8 weeks. a13’s closest friend will be gone for 8 weeks. i haven’t heard what’s going on with c16’s friends, but seeing as how many of his friends are thai, it’s possible he’ll have a few more options. the thai schools just started their term, so there are no summer activities to be had. no camps. no summer movie spectaculars. not even vacation bible school this year.

midway through the break c16 and michael will head to the states for a month. which is good and bad. good because it means we can stock up on a few necessities – like shoes to replace the shoes that one of the dogs has eaten. and bad because there will be the jealous feelings of those of us who aren’t headed to the states.

but for now, we’ve just got to get through the next 7 1/2 days of school. (there’s a holiday thrown in there, because there’s no way we could make it to the end without some kind of break.) actually, it’s only 7 1/2 school days for s10. for a13 it’s 4 days of school and 3 days of field trips. and for c16 it’s 4 days of testing and then he’s done.

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