Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Week Ahead

I'm not going to use the word busy, M, to describe my week ahead. But I will say that I will have many things going on at once and I have every hope of staying on top of them. J.T. and Abby return to school after a week off for Fall holidays. Which means school lunches, homework, drop-offs, pick-ups, arguments about which hair bow to wear commence tomorrow. Tuesday is an out of town conference for me and extra arrangements on getting children where they need to be when they need to be there. The in-laws will be pitching in on that front. It's so nice that they live next door... makes it so much more convenient for all of us. Thursday and Friday I finally have my long-delayed audit (ACK! EEK!) which I hope to pass with flying colors. I have never been audited before and am crossing my fingers that I am not making any inadvertent stupid mistakes.

Yesterday we received the sad news of the passing of our blogger friend S, from TeamSAK. I have to tell you that the week ahead doesn't seem challenging anymore in light of this loss. Rob and I went to bed last night with heavy hearts. I know you join me in sending condolences and prayers to her family and friends. It is astounding to me how close I feel to all of my blogging friends, even though I have never seen you face to face. You make me laugh, cry, think, give, strive to climb outside my box and take on things I might otherwise not have done. The things you share, the lives you are leading have become very important to me. Thank you all. Thank you dear S, for your posts, and your comments on my blog and on Rob's. We will miss you.


M said...

I think Ahubby and Kingsley will be touched to know that their loss is felt across cyberspace. While their loss is unbearable I am confident that, being strong people with a close bond, Ahubby and Kingsley will be okay...soon.

Best wishes for your week ahead, may you not get out of control.

PS I can't claim the concept, blame Ms Fairlie for our inability to wax lyrical about being 'busy'. :-)

Stomper Girl said...

You say these things so well, Melinda.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written by a sensitive soul.

Fairlie said...

It is a testament to the spirit of bloggers that S's passing has caused ripples worldwide. As I commented recently to another of her cyber-buddies, sometimes its just not necessary to meet face to face to establish a special connection. She will be missed by so many.

Good luck for your week ahead. May you stay in control and never get 'busy'.

Does it come in pink? said...

Oh I"m so sorry. I'd never read your friends blog and now feel like I'm intruding if I do. Your right about becoming friends with people you've never met face to face though. It's weird but also wonderful that you can be friends with someone and know they like you for you and not because you drive the right car or mix in the right group of people etc etc.

On a lighter note, I feel for you getting back into the school routine. Sometimes I wish I could home school. Unfortunatly my kid would only know things like...where to get the best car parks on a wet day at the local shopping centre and whats the best illuminating concealer for under their eyes. But it would save me the hassle of getting them to school at 8.45.


ps, Ive changed blogs so you probably have no idea who I am?

bluemountainsmary said...

You are so important to me and all of us...


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