Saturday, July 2, 2011

Time Flies . . . .

You know how when you are young, older (& wiser) people always tell you how quickly time flies???  Well, I guess now I'm one of those older (and hopefully wiser) people.

We got home today from a week long beach vacation.  Spending a week at the beach is a Witherspoon family tradition that I married into.  (Not that I'm complaining, mind you!)  Each year is a little different.  This year we went to Sunset Beach - the five of us, plus my mother-in-law, my father-in-law, one of my brothers-in-law, and one niece.

We had a great week. The weather was great for most of the week.  The beach house we rented was wonderful.  The girls kept their fighting to a minimum.  As the saying goes, though, all good things must come to an end.  So, today we headed home.

After we got home, I began unpacking and putting everything back in its place.  There was practically nothing in the refrigerator and little in the pantry.  I knew a trip to the grocery store was necessary, so I sat down to prepare a grocery list.  I grabbed my calendar so I could double check what was happening this week that might affect our dinner plans.  That's when it hit me - hit me like a ton of bricks:


Seriously.  One month of our summer vacation is already gone.  As I looked at the calendar, I realized that the entire summer will probably be over before I have a chance to blink.  This week my hubby is home (for a change) and Megan has a long-awaited, big stakes doctor appointment on Thursday (I'll have to blog about that later) - there's one week gone.  After that it is Bible School and then a trip to my folks' - two more weeks down.  One week after that and then it's August.  Around here, August is birthday central with DW, Rachel, and Emily all having birthdays within a one week span.  By the time we survive all that, it will be time to get ready for back to school.  I haven't even mentioned all the playdates I had planned to have or the projects I had planned to get done.  That's because I haven't "scheduled" them yet and really have no idea when (or if ) they will happen.

Maybe I'm just getting older.  Maybe I'm just busier than ever.  Maybe aliens have altered the time-space continuum here on Earth.  Whatever it is, time certainly does seem to be passing by faster and faster these days.  Once it has passed, we can't get it back.  That's why I am thankful for memories - like the ones we made this week at the beach! :)

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