You Know. . .
. . . it’s been hot when 93 degrees feels downright balmy.
. . . it’s been too hot for too long when the kids’ arguments increase by 30%, their energy by 60%, their volume by 80 %, and your impatience by 90%.
. . . your vacation did you some good when you outline 9 weeks’ worth of worship themes, begin collecting liturgy, complete bulletin information for Sunday, and finish two loads of laundry – all before lunch. (Mind you, we didn’t eat until 1:15, but still!)
. . . you’re ready to be back at work when, on a quick stop by the office to pick up your paycheck (I work from home on Mondays), you find you just have to sneak a peek at things that have collected in your box over the past week because it looks so interesting.
. . . you’re immersed in the imaginary world of the novel you are reading when your daughter catches you staring intently at the window – the one with closed blinds!
. . . your 8-year-old is growing up when she starts obsessing over the colors and price of the iPod shuffle, along with the contents of her piggy bank.
. . . your writing well is still trying to refill (or maybe your brain is simply fried by the heat) when your blog post is just a list of things you know – and you realize you only know seven things!
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