I know it’s been a little boring here at “Mom’s the Word.”  I apologize, and I promise-next week I will be witty.  I will be charming.  I will be funny.  I will be insightful and wise.  Well, I will try.  Believe me, I still have lots of words, I’m just short on the time to type them all out. 

This week has been absolutely full of things to do-not just little things to do, either.  BIG HUGE things to do.  It’s like the world got together, and conspired to steal my sanity.  My brain synapses are misfiring by the minute, and I have to constantly regroup with myself to stay on task.  I’m even adding tasks to my list that aren’t necessary-planning my son’s birthday party in May-quizzing my daughter on which Battle of the Books books she’s read for the test and upcoming Battle.  I had a brief moment of calm as I talked with a friend this afternoon, and she sternly told me to FOCUS ON THIS WEEK ONLY. 

So, I am.

Well, I’m trying.  She’s a very wise friend, and just when she was telling me to take deep breaths, her world imploded.  Now I’m giving her the same advice, and thinking to myself, without friends, we would all drop our baskets-a phrase from the book The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

If you’ve read it, you know what I mean, and if you haven’t-put it on your list of things to do.  It will highlight your friendships in a new way, and will make you appreciate those friends whom you call “home.”

Because, in these weeks of crazy, it’s good to have a home.  It’s really, really good.