Wednesday, June 04, 2008

June

You know you're in a bad mood when you start ripping on adorable five and six year-olds in the form of kinder graduations. Heh. But, today is another day - and clearly yesterday my moon was in retrograde (which I have no idea what that means - but if it means dangerously close to being up my ass - that's where it was).

June is always a delicious, yet bittersweet month for me. It's hard for me to take the time to savor and enjoy all that there is - we're right off of Jacob's birthday, and we have Chloe's and Maddie's nine days apart this month; there is Father's Day (and I'm working - but don't cry for him Argentina because Mommy worked on Mother's Day, although most of you get why that was a present in and of itself), our fifteenth wedding anniversary and of course a trip squeezed in there for good measure, and as soon as we exit this month, which will surely fly by, Jack turns two. It's a whirlwind and I'd like to slow things down this summer.

This month my oldest officially (as opposed to her hormonal write-in) becomes a teenager, Chloe enters junior high, and I face the fact that it was fifteen years ago that I shakily said I Do to Bob. Of course it was nineteen years ago this summer that I met him at a party just a couple of months before my freshman year in college - but I'll just pretend I spent those four years of college with my nose to the grindstone instead of lots of wild monkey sex at his fraternity being in love and skidding into my senior year with less than a 4.0.

So much to think about, so much to do, and I feel this almost visceral panic that it's just going by too quickly. I love the ride, I really do - I just feel like dragging my feet right now and taking it all in.

Drag your feet with me, will you?

ps regarding yesterday's post - when I said I wanted a drink and something else, I meant SEX. Hello! I received an email asking if I was going to start the slippery slope into harder mind altering substances other than wine or a gin and tonic. Uh, NO. I just needed to get laid so I could relax. I would never do drugs; I will always stay a respectable borderline drunk, thankyouverymuch.

15 comments:

Audubon Ron said...

Note to self: When rewriting the rules of Astrology, remember Jen’s definition of retrograde.

fairytalesandmargaritas said...

Wow, you've got some serious readers! I don't even think I considered that you were going to do drugs.
I feel you on the busy month. We have a few of those.

my minivan is faster than yours said...

So??? Don't leave us hanging. Who'd you have sex WITH?!?!

amanda said...

Hoping you got what you needed last evening. Glad the boy did not draw blood. There is nothing more disturbing that meeting your sons new teacher with blood oozing down your face :)

MamaNeena said...

I think most moms may secretly be borderline drunks. At least you say it loud and proud!!!

Lela said...

I'm always dragging my feet. Pull up a chair honey, we'll wear off the soles of our shoes together.

standing still said...

As one whose youngest and only just turned teen, let me be the first to say, "Welcome to the holy hell club."

Joanie said...

Who is this audubon ron person? I kinda want to kiss him on the mouth.

Nekked Lizards said...

Your June is my February...3 birthdays, Valentine's Day and an anniversary. Glad to hear you're foregoing the drugs and alcohol. Here's to you (hiccup!) Cheers!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It's good to know someone in the blogosphere is looking out for you. I think.

painted maypole said...

june is crazy for me this year, too, so I hear you!

Circus Kelli said...

Happy upcoming anniversary!

I hope you get some time to relax in and amongst all the activity!

Beck said...

So you're a bit busy now, then?
Still. Don't do drugs. They're not good for you AND you could go to jail, which actually sounds kind of relaxing right now.

jennifer, playgroups are no place for children said...

No drugs?? You are missing out!

(kidding)

Your June sounds like my October.

The Cube Monkey said...

Someone told me once that after you have kids, life speeds up to double time. They weren't kiddin!
Feels like yesterday my son was born and today he is a pimply faced 14 year old itchin to drive a car. lol