Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Summer is almost over

Well, the summer is almost over. Less than a month to go before fall officially starts, school is just around the corner, and I'm on the last week of my available summer vacation from work. It's been a great summer spending time with all the kids and our family. We can all put our jealousy of teachers and students away for another 9 months.

Yesterday we took a trip to Cedar Point Amusement Park. It takes young fresh joints and ligaments to handle the rattle of a coaster of the jarring of a ride. I have always laughed at others who cry or claim "I don't like that ride". I always thought that was a lame excuse. But about halfway through the day I had a headache and was looking forward to the ride home. Luckily one of the kids didn't like coasters, so I was able to pretend that I skipped the rides to stand by and watch him. I could blame my general discomfort on lack of sleep, or my allergies, but I've performed better in the past when I felt worse going in.

So, as much as the peasant quote from The Holy Grail "I'm 37, I'm not old" still rings true, I do feel a bit old'er'.