Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Preparing For The Summer

The school year is winding down very quickly. I am listening to everyone talk about their vacation plans. NOT ME!! With furlough days, rising gas and food prices, house repairs, increase medical cost, and a change in jobs have left me wondering just how we are going to make it. In addition, the car is on its final leg and I have had to get rental car for trips over 5 miles from the house for the last month. Instead of crying, like I want to do, I just take a deep breaths and start planning.

First, in June, Man-child will go Harvard University with his mentoring group. I am thinking of traveling to Hershey Park, in Hershey Pennsylvania cause we haven't been there since he was 6 years old. In July, I always attend the Harlem Book Festival. This is a trip that I usually take by myself but Man-child went last year and had a great time. I was just as suprised when he asked to go this year so I may try to stretch this trip for the entire weekend. In August, I thought about Ocean City, Maryland but Man-child hates the beach. I also thought that this trip may be costly since I have to start back-to-school shopping and preparing for his junior year. I am also saving money for a weekend excusion in September with a sistah friend to celebrate her birthday.

In between all of this, Man-child has been accepted to attend the Community College of Baltimore and we are waiting to hear from Johns Hopkins Engineering program. I am also holding the applications for two summer jobs for him. No matter which program, he will benefit and keep those brain cells active.

I have FAITH that this will be a great summer for both of us. I will probably also look for a part-time job for myself (I know, how am I going to fit it in but I will) along with clipping coupons and cutting back as much as I possibly can. Keep us lifted in Prayer and we'll be Praying for you too!


  1. Cilia congrats to Man-child and I hear you about no vacations on the horizon but even small get aways which you are planning to do are a nice getaway. We just have to continue to abide in God and ask him to see us through. Xoxo

  2. You will be fine, Cilla. I'd be willing to bet that this isn't the hardest test you've faced. Congrats to Man-Child on his opportunities!

  3. Faith, is the key, sis. For it's the substance of things hoped for... So keep the faith, and know he has you!!!

  4. Way to go Manchild. Those are some great opportunities for him. I feel you on the vacations, but the small trips you have planned will help. I need to plan a trip to Jersey around the Harlem Book festival one year.

  5. As usual Cilla you have touched me. I know as well as the rest of us, you will do whatever needs to be done and do it well!