It has been a busy summer. Busier than most since I started working in mid-May, although my contract is set to end after tomorrow, so I may have some free time coming up soon.
It has been nice to be working full-time again. Especially money-wise. And it has been nice to be working in my field again.
But it has been really hard too. It is hard to get the grocery shopping done. And the laundry, and the dishes. And the garden has been neglected. And now it is preserving season, and I've only done a little bit so far because I'm so swamped with work. I didn't see my kids much this summer.
School started last week, and so far things are going well. Super is in 2nd grade, Jelly Bean is in 5th, and Flower is in 7th. They all like their teachers and have classes with their friends. I think that this is the best start to a school year that we have ever had.
Both Super and Jelly Bean are on a competitive swim team this year and that keeps our evenings busy. Flower is doing piano, and they are all in Youth Choir again. Oh, and Flower has Drama Club and Team Quest (scholastic club) again.
Mr. Simple is still painting, although he recently applied for a full time job in his previous field. We are sort of hoping that he gets it. I'm looking for another contract or a full-time job. It would be great if I could get a part-time contract again, but I don't see that happening.
I have a birthday type of post (it was my birthday on the 27th!) but it isn't done yet. Maybe next week.
The Clean-as-You-Go Principle
4 hours ago