Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wednesday's Word: Exhausted

Exhausted, spent, weary, beat, fatigued, done in...but in a good way.

Our family celebrated my Dad's 95th birthday this weekend. We planned a big brunch with my siblings and some of their offspring (and ours) and assorted cousins. Then before I knew it plans had grown to three days of get-togethers including a visit to the State Fair on its most crowded day ever! My dad clearly loved being the center of attention, and he is enjoying life much more since he and my stepmother moved into assisted living last June. But I'm an off-the-charts introvert, so even when celebrating with my own family, lots of face-time means lots of exhaustion.

Last week was the first week of Wild Rumpus Daycare for this season, so I was already tired before the socializing kicked in. And this week the kids arrive even earlier than last week...6:45 a.m., which is not really in my vocabulary! They let me sleep until 8, when they come and wake me for breakfast. Pretty sweet.

Meanwhile, I finished one big important work project early last week, but the weekend got away from me with not much progress on the next project. So I'm playing catch-up. On the other hand, this coming Friday is September 10. Exactly three months later, I'll be retired from work. Woo-hoo!

Bottom line: life is good but it wears me out, and there's not a lot of time for blogging. I expect that will be the case until, oh, let's say December 10!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I forgot the calendar!

Meet Chris, John, and Andy of Chiropractic Works in York, Maine. The bean pit crew for Harvestfest, they are the September pinups for the Men of York calendar. It's a fundraising project produced by the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce. Having won this calendar from Eva, I have been sharing each month's photo, because I'm generous like that.


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