Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Don't know much about philosophy...

I really have a very dull life. Sometimes I wonder what the heck I'm doing blogging at all.

Not so my dear (old) friend, The Philosopher-Mom, who's upcoming visit to the big square state has me nearly giddy with delight. Yes, she has a PhD, and it don't stand for PhillyDelphia...

I am in awe of her and her boundless energy and amazing mind and I'm hoping some of it will rub off on me when she comes for a visit next week.

Never mind that she arrives two days after my daughter, Lizzy returns from the south of France with our 16 yr-old French guest and their room is currently trashed.

Never mind that the lovely mutt (yep, dog #2) we were supposed to acquire today is coming tomorrow instead...(perhaps Blog Dog will fill us in on the finer details at a later date).

Never mind that two of my dramatic kids are in two separate plays that week and doing technical rehearsals the entire week preceding the performances.

Never mind that our illustrious taekwondo instructor will be back from his honeymoon and expecting us to be in class, eager and ready to endure his workouts all week.

Never mind that my house is in utter chaos, my dishwasher died, my sofa is an embarrassment and the hailstorm destroyed our siding.

Never mind that my eldest is planning a trip, for which she leaves tomorrow, which entails driving to Oregon; flying to Vancouver, BC; flying to Tokyo; flying to Singapore; hoping boyfriend's father will then buy them tickets to fly to Bali where dear daughter and boyfriend will stay with his parents while touring the islands of Indonesia where said boyfriend grew up, then repeating the entire trip backwards before college classes begin again in late August.

I hope Philosopher-Mom will give me some of whatever keeps her going...

3 comments:

Mary G said...

Wow ... it makes me tired just reading it! And another dog? It's hard enough for me to convince dh to get one ...

more power to ya .... and prayers for peace!

Debbie said...

Doggy #2 came for a visit today. The two dogs got along great. Seems we're being "considered" for the dog (and here I thought it was a done deal). Teenaged daughter of friends has final say whether or not we get dog. Fine with me as we were going to have to kennel two dogs when we fly to PA end of August. Anyway, she's a great dog and would probably make dog #1 a bit happier since he'd have a friend to keep him company when we're out.

Kalynne Pudner said...

Haha, you know my house is just the same (minus the martial arts and sub kittens for dogs). I'm sorry I'll miss Maria, though, mais enchantee de recontrer ton invitee francaise! Can't wait to see you again!!