For the past two weeks I’ve had Back to the Future Syndrome. Usually this is when you move back home after a year or more and it feels as though you never left but you can’t remember being there. And things have changed while you were gone but since it feels like you never left, you aren’t sure when all the changes could have happened. And there you have the final scene when Michael J. Fox wakes up after only a night and yet a week had passed and nothing was as it was before: Back to the Future Syndrome.
Well I haven’t gone anywhere but the days have gone by so fast, I can’t really remember them. And yet I was here. Maybe it’s a Back to the Future in reverse. Or sideways. Maybe I’m actually in an episode of Lost.
What I can sort of remember is that my brother was in town for a week during semesters at school. Has he really been gone four months already?? I’m still around kids ALL THE TIME which has really just blurred into a collage of sand, snot, building blocks, and funny conversations. Earth Day was yesterday and I helped the kids create the Earth in art form using blue/green paint, a magnet, a coffee filter, and a save the Earth sticker. It was as though I had transformed into a craft version of Macgyver.
I’ve been tanning so I no longer have to write CLEAR on forms that ask what race I am. And I got my hair highlighted this past week and absolutely love it. I don’t know why I don’t get my hair done more often. I come out of there feeling like the greatest thing since sliced bread. I’ve been feeling so good the past few days I’ve been bust’n a move to old school Madonna in my car. You’re welcome people I pass on the road. Road workers outside my neighborhood, I’m talking specifically to you.
I spent a few hours this week laying sod (thank you tetris for giving me mad skills that finally came in handy – I knew you weren’t a waste of time) and tomorrow I’m going to donate blood so my “humanitarian” efforts for the week can be checked. I also made 5 dozen cookies and have dough to make another two – just thought I would randomly throw that in there. This time next week I’m going to be back in Illinois visiting my sister and her family with my mom. Next weekend is also Toad Suck Daze here and for those (all of you) who don’t know what that is don’t worry, I’ll explain in my next post. But speaking of traveling, my family has been trying to get a mega trip together this summer. I don’t know all the details yet but I can tell you it looks like I’ll be going from Arkansas to Utah to Idaho to Utah to Idaho to Utah to California possibly back to Utah or if not back to Arkansas. All in two weeks. And I’m trying to squeeze a side trip of my own in there to Spokane for a few days. If you feel like contributing to that fund by all means, go with those feelings and help a fellow blogger out. No? Well, you can’t fault me for asking.
Oh and did I mention I’m sort of thinking about going back to school? Oh how I love that I can make my life seem more busy and productive than it really is.