Friday, July 26, 2013
What a refreshing change! Kate looks awesome and was strong and healthy enough to leave the hospital within 24 hours of giving birth. I wish I had that kind of luck! She gives a great example to new mothers everywhere that your body will be far from perfect for weeks, months, and even years after childbirth. I wish that more celebrity moms would follow her lead and stop striving for a perfect body within weeks of giving birth.
Once again Kate proves that she is far more normal than most who live their lives under the glare of the media. Well done Kate!
Sunday, July 21, 2013
I could imagine lots of better ways to spend a glorious Sunday afternoon rather than stocking up on folders and crayons. Although I will admit that I was surprised to see one woman who actually had a school supply list and pen in hand, checking off items as she loaded up her cart. But it was just her and not her kids. Hopefully her kids were out tubing on the lake or hanging out at the beach.
Target must think this rush on the school season is a good idea because they are backing it up with a barrage of witty school supply TV commercials and colorful Sunday flyers. If any of my readers work for Target, please enlighten me about this marketing tactic and if it actually works.
Does a July back-to-school binge shopping trip mean that all of the supplies will be in short supply when I return in early August from vacation? Maybe when I'm actually ready to buy school supplies in the end of August, Target will have cleared them away to make room for the Halloween costumes and candy. I think retailers should let kids (and their parents) actually savor the school-free summer months instead of urging shoppers to stock up on school supplies nearly two months before school even begins.
Monday, July 15, 2013
|Jack and his friend in their cabin|
In a way, Jack is creating his own path being the first of my kids to brave a week away from home and venture off to camp. His older brother and sister never had a camp desire or never had a close friend to bunk with at camp. They flatly refused any attempt to sign them up for camp. Jack was game and happily left with his bag of snacks and camping gear.
|Farewell to Mom for a week|
Jack's camp is luxurious compared to Imago Dei. His cabins are clean without open slats between the wall boards, air conditioned rooms, and hopefully minimal bugs to squash during the night. The food is probably better than your standard camp-fare, and he is with one of his best friends.
He is nearly 18 hours into the Camp Wapo experience, and I have not yet received a phone call to retrieve him. Maybe I'm jinxing myself by writing this post. Only five more days to go!
Sunday, July 7, 2013
|Grand Teton National Park,|
|Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan|
|The Kalahari, Wisconsin Dells|
|EPCOT at Disney World|
I do miss being outdoors in the summer and enjoying the free time that summer offers. It is all sort of a juggle isn't it? Time can be stretched to include many of these same activities, but now I have to learn to live with limits. No more jaunts to Japan or a spur of the moment run to the pool for the afternoon.
|National Gallery of American Art, |
|Nearly at the top |
Mt. Fuji, Japan