I have been awfully quiet on this blog in the past few months. For lots of reasons. Partly because I've been busy. Partly because I just haven't felt like writing here. Partly because our lives are different than it used to be in a lot of ways. But I want to start back. I miss it.
So as a way to ease back in, I am doing a daybook.
I am thankful for… I've been able to get two full-time technical writing contracts since June. It has been nice to work in the field that I got my degree in, and to make some good money for the first time in years.
At work… My first contract was producing some process documentation and job aids for a client. My current contract is creating a SharePoint site and creating templates and rebranding numerous documents for a client. And I'm working with a recruiter to get a long-term contract. With benefits.
From the kitchen… Pizza and cinnamon sticks.
I am wearing…
my Halloween costume. :) We are going to a Halloween Party tonight. Mr. Simple is going as Gregory House, M.D., and I'm going as a patient.
I am creating… some salsa. And some strawberry jam. I don't even have close to enough jam for this year. :(
I am going… to a swim meet next weekend. We are in the midst of the busiest part of the school year period of swim meets. We have had a meet every two weeks since the beginning of September. But if they are travel meets, they are within 45 minutes, so nothing too dreadful.
I am reading…The Kitchen House. I'm a little over half way done. It was the October book for my book club and I didn't finish it before our book club meeting, but I do want to finish it. And I want to finish it before I move on to our November book.
hoping… that I get a long-term contract, although it will require revamp our family's schedule, and I already have a hard time getting things done some days.
I am hearing… the kids are playing with legos and the nerf gun downstairs. In the last year, they do a lot more things together. I guess Super doesn't seem like such a "baby" anymore. I guess, probably because he isn't. He just turned 8 in September. You can't even call an 8 year old a "little" kid. Sigh.
Around the house…
my house is really cluttered. How does that happen? My kids go to school all day. I work from home. But yet, every flat surface in my house is covered. I haven't vacuumed for at least a week. I have been keeping up on laundry and dishes. But everything else? Not so much.
One of my favorite
things… is Fall. I wish I could bottle it up and open it on a cold, miserable winter day, when it has been cold and miserable for weeks. Or on a hot, miserable summer day, when it has been hot and miserable for weeks. If I could have my perfect weather, it would just be Fall all year round.
The housekeeping of gardening
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