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It's All Down Hill From Here!

We made it through another July 4th weekend. Filled with everything that is "summer-time" and what happened July 5th? Back to School went up on the shelves at Wal-Mart!

The calendar is starting to fill, pages over the coming months throw me from a catapult back into the reality that the schedule is coming!! Will I be in a frenzy trying to pull it all together last minute this year?

We have been really bad these last few weeks. Boys going to bed at 10:30 and sleeping until 9am. But I had made this pact with my self that I was going to let them both enjoy themselves. This would be the last summer before Owen went to kindergarten and the rest of their life was mandatory.

From here they have to perform, have to function, have to be responsible. Let Owen trash his room…he will never not know structure from here until he is grown.

My recent experience with the surgery reminded me of the car accident I had with a fire rescue truck in 2003. It always seems that He has a way of telling me to slow it down a little. And this recent event was no exception. Hey! I love to slow it down! I appreciate quietly reading in my living room or playing with my kids and dogs. Much like the kids, I love the ease of just getting up and going through the day as it presents itself. We don't get a lot done but we are happy. I have learned that if the house is minimal it keeps itself with routine maintenance. As I have piddled around here all summer I've gained ground one drawer at a time, one shelf at a time. We will probably try to squeeze in one more project, then pack it up and get ready to start the school-year. I intend to start this one off right. Not feel like I came hurling out of that catapult but planned, prepared and executed. Possessing thoughtful awareness of what is coming. It's a goal, right? I had Christmas purchased for the first time before Thanksgiving last year, I'm up to the challenge!!

But first, let me squeeze every bit of summer out!!!!

posted on: 7/8/2010 2:00:00 PM by Melissa Searcy
category: Family

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Melissa Searcy is a professional organizer and independent decorator now living in Jasper, AL. Formerly of Montgomery, Melissa owns Lulagrace Interiors where she was a regularly featured guest on morning television and had articles featured in the local newspaper and many local monthly publications. For more information you may visit her at www.lulagrace.com. Melissa is also a member of the Facebook community at Facebook.com/melissa.searcy or on Twitter at Twitter.com/LulagracePO.

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