I’m Learning to Dance in the Rain

I woke up to the sun shining today for the first day in two weeks.  Sunny southern California has been blanketed in clouds, fog and drizzle eventually finishing up with fabulous thunderstorms and lots of hair raising lightning and pouring rain.  I actually enjoyed the wet somber weather.  The heavy rains seemed to wash away the sorrow and bring new life to the Brown household. 

It was a very busy productive week around here.  Kevin has quite a few job leads.  He has been working his butt off pounding the pavement as they say.  He has this miraculous way of keeping a smile on his face in lieu of everything. 

Riley and Casey received their first progress reports from high school.  Mostly A’s and a couple of B’s to keep them on their toes.  I have to admit I breathed a sigh of relief.  I always knew deep down inside that they would do fine in life, but my conditioning and external concerns from others regarding unschooling sometimes planted a seed of doubt.  This has been a good lesson for me in trusting my instincts and following my gut.

Maggie has caught the school bug.  The fact that many of her friends and her brothers have gone back to school has ignited some curiosity in her.  So we put her on the waiting list for a local Waldorf school, Journey.  She is working diligently getting ready for school.  She is reading, writing, studying spelling words, memorizing multiplication facts, and diving into anything that remotely resembles school.  I would prefer her to unschool until high school but it is honestly her choice and I will support her.  I may have to change the description of my blog if all three kids end up in school.

And last but not least, our band has been invited to play a big show as special guests to a fabulous local band, Helicopter.  They are amazing, tight and quite entertaining.  It is such an honor to be on their ticket.  Save the date, December 18th in Pasadena at TJ Boyles.  We have a lot of work to do to get ready; practice new songs, get pictures taken, design flyers, and of course, shopping for sexy outfits. 


Annie sings that “the sun will come out tomorrow”, but I say why wait until tomorrow.  The trick is that you don’t wait for things to get better, you make things better.  As I said in my last post, when you truly feel like life has chewed you up and spit you out and you can’t go on another day, you get up and brush yourself off and pull up your sexy bootstraps.  Unfortunately, we will lose our home in the midst of the job losses and housing market crash but Kevin is still pounding the pavement and he will not stop until he lands a job, the kids are studying hard achieving more and more everyday and I am still singing getting closer and closer to finding my voice.  The saying is true, “Don’t wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain.” And eventually, the sun will come out again.  It always does.

3 Responses to “I’m Learning to Dance in the Rain”

  1. Terry Says:

    We will be there Dec 18 for sure! You all know you can count on us.We are so excited for you guy’s xoxoxo

  2. Lauren Lowell Says:

    You are such an inspiration! Keep your heads up- love the blog and love you guys!! Would love to see you guys rock out in December- how awesome!! Xoxo Lauren

  3. Raundi Says:

    Wow, did I ever need to read this. Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>