Alpha and Omega

The beginning and the end: that’s what this weekend feels like, to some extent.  It’s the end of the school year for three of my four (Delta has four more days of 6th grade to go), but Alpha starts her Calc III class at Pellissippi on Tuesday and her new job on Wednesday; Beta picks up her second part-time job soon, and Gamma will commence her summer babysitting job in another week or so… so the carefree days of summer are nearly gone just as they begin.

MathMan, Alpha’s constant companion, will be leaving for a research internship at Texas A&M in a couple of weeks.

Yesterday, we all (well, all minus Beta, who had to work) piled into the car and went to see Pirates III.  Since the air conditioner at our house has chosen this muggy holiday weekend to act up, sitting in cool comfort for a few hours was quite the treat.  Choosing between the pool and Spiderman III this afternoon could be a tough one.

At some point, we’ll need to fix the silly thing.  Last year when it went out, the company that looked it over said we just needed to buy a new HVAC system… a diagnosis that we weren’t really ready to accept on a 13-year old system.  So, we purchased some parts and HWTFM fixed it himself.  This year, it appears that the fan just isn’t turning sufficiently, so it may be as simple as needing a new belt or something.

There are so many things to be done, but today is family day.  I’m putting on some ribs to slow-cook for a few hours, so that come dinnertime, they’ll go on the grill and finish off tasty and tender.

I realize that there are many things yet to be done, but none more important than spending a little time with my husband and children today.

2 Responses to “Alpha and Omega”

  1. on 27 May 2007 at 8:00 am who's who

    No better way to spend a Sunday than family, food and fun except maybe for air-conditioning. Enjoy your family and put everything else aside and out of mind.

  2. on 27 May 2007 at 10:51 am girlfriend

    Glad to see you have your priorities in order. Nothing more important than family.

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