Apparently no one heard my request for calm and boring.

      It's been a few months since I've updated so here it goes. Our summer has been incredibly busy! We went to Florida to visit friends and go to Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, and Universal's Islands of Adventure. I WENT TO THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER!!! It was okay...if the definition okay is AWESOME! Anyway, in July I ended up making a few trips to Greenville. Actually, I think we made 4 trips if I counted right and had two people stay with us for a couple of weeks. Plus all of the other CARES things we do. Things were busy!
     And now we're in August. First, I'll tell you how I thought this month would go.  After planning and preparing for the entire school year in July, I'd start school with Mr. Logical and Miss Firecracker the first week of August. We would joyfully go through our days of learning and reading with the occasional field trip or play date thrown in for fun. The little one would sit and play quietly whenever I needed him to because he IS the Best Baby Ever! We would visit people when they move in, maybe have someone over for dinner, carry out our events, and have an overall wonderful, calm, uninterrupted, rather boring month. We'd finish the month off with Mr. Logical's 9th birthday, and all would be well with the world. **Contented sigh**
   It sounds lovely, doesn't it? Well, it was about as likely as following a unicorn through a magical forest to the end of a rainbow where I'd find friendly leprechauns to give me their pot of gold. Truly, I don't know what I was thinking. Anyway, I'll bullet point the month with the highlights so far! Remember, I still have a week and a half left in the month!
  • July planning DID NOT go as planned. I did about half of what I'd hoped to be prepared for the year.
  • School started a week late. On the first day of school, Miss Firecracker sat down and read me a 1st or 2nd grade level book thereby making my entire YEAR plan for her obsolete. I mean, I'm glad she's a super reader, but HOW did I miss that? And why couldn't she follow MY plan??? **sarcasm of course***
  • My grandfather had a stroke. He's already in failing health, and this was another blow.
  • Best Baby Ever got Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease which I unknowingly spread to at least 4 other kids (including my own). It sounds worse than it really is, and everyone is healthy again.
  • Found out on Monday that the property we're at is being sold, and the new management doesn't want to continue with the CARES program. That means we'll have to move. Again.
  • Wednesday-Interviewed at a new property who wants us to start there! Yay!
  • Thursday-Found out we can't move when we'd hoped because the property we're at now wants us to stay until the actual closing just in case the deal falls through.
  • Thursday and Friday- I'm kind of a basket case thinking "Are we moving? Are we staying? Will we move in September?"  Just your basic crazy downward spiral of worry.

And there you have it. I've brought you up to date. Well, sort of. Because there's a whole other side of things that I'm just NOT putting in a public blog! Just add a serious personal crisis and call it even.  So if you didn't get it in the list, I had a "small" meltdown towards the end of the week. I was nearly ready to quit almost everything and hide out in a hole. All of this on top of a year of major changes and upheaval were having their toll on me. Don't forget that at this time last year, Mr. Incredible started his new job in Charleston while we were still in Greenville trying to sell the house.
    But now it's Saturday, and I am completely relaxed, calm, and peaceful. How can this be? Did I truly have the nervous breakdown that I felt was inevitable? breakdown. So what's the difference? The difference is that I finally remembered that I'm not in control of any of this. I can't change whether or not we have to move. I can't change when we move all that much. I can't change the fact that life has a beginning and an end or that illnesses WILL happen. Life will always be full of ups and downs. Life will not be boring and calm and still. I'm not fatalistic though. I also remembered who IS in charge of all of this.  God will work His plan. He will make a way for us, and not because I deserve it. I definitely don't deserve it. He has shown His faithfulness to me time and time and time again, yet I still go into a frenzy when things seem to fall apart. I wish I could say I've learned my lesson this time, but probably not in all honesty.
    For now though, I've got it. I've remembered that God will  take care of this, that He's not surprised by any of these small blips on the radar. Not only did He know about the blips, He put these blips on my radar in the first place! So when I know when/where/if we're moving, I will let you know. As of now, we're supposed to move to the new property at the end of September, but that could fall apart tomorrow so I'm not counting my lucky chickens until they're in the basket (Inside joke for those who know my husband's propensity for combining colloquial expressions!). Until then, I will be waiting patiently for God to do what God does.


  1. I get it. I really do. Grace to you, Mindy!

  2. Oh no! I was really hoping y'all wouldn't have to change properties... BUT I'm REALLY glad you already have another one to go to.


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