The last several days have been hectic. There have been so many different things I've been dealing with or trying to get done, it has been a kind of musical chairs of tasks and trying to shift everything in a way to actually get any of it done. My room is completely finished except for… Continue reading Checking Off That To Do List
You'd think I'd have learned by now. Things never really slow down around here. I'd really thought I'd have at least a week of uninterrupted time to work on my room this week. I stupidly forgot to look at my calendar, which was packed full of things I had to do, mostly shifting into back… Continue reading Never A Moment
Yesterday was probably the most bizarre first day of school I've ever seen. It was weird enough having BG at home, but the weather felt like a cold Halloween night, making everything feel completely out of sync. We shattered previous records by something like 10 degrees. No, 56 isn't exactly cold, but for a high… Continue reading Black & White Daylily Stamen
I really didn't expect things to go smoothly when school started this year. It doesn't normally, so why would I expect this year to be better than normal? The fact that it has not, in fact, started smoothly shouldn't be a surprise. Today is the first day of BG's junior year. She is going to… Continue reading Bumpy Beginning
It is nearly impossible to be a parent of school age children, even those in college, and not be dealing with all the tough choices and situations facing us right now with back to school looming. I thought that everything was made easier for me when BG's school district allowed for an online only option… Continue reading Reconciling Choices
Things are starting to enter back to school mode around here even though I'm still not certain what exactly that is going to look like yet. MC will be moving into a dorm in about a month, barring any changes that are still incredibly likely. Because of his dorm set up, there is actually very… Continue reading Surreal Back To School Mode
Today is our first day of a completely new normal. Over the weekend, our mayor put our city on a shelter-in-place order, so all non-essential business are shut down. We were already pretty much treating it like that, so it won't be a massive change for us, though I've heard/seen a lot of people complaining… Continue reading So Many Changes
So BG has already had a fun event at school and it is only day 2. Last year, I think I posted about this kid at lunch that made her really uncomfortable during lunch at the beginning of the year. She quickly found a friend to sit with and that ended the situation without much… Continue reading Already?! It’s Only Day 2!
It begins. I just saw MC off for his first day of being a Senior. My brain still hasn't quite wrapped itself around that concept yet. Maybe I'll have gotten a handle on it before he walks with his cap and gown. Maybe. For now, I'm going to have a cup of coffee and one… Continue reading Bright, Sunshiny Day
This is that crazy week that seems to be full of getting the kids ready to go back to school. Yesterday was registration for both MC and BG, but it was the last for MC. That is one of those gut knotting moments when you get an in your face reminder that one of your… Continue reading Getting School Minded
The one thing we managed to get done last week during the time that Hubby took off of work besides getting the kids registered for school was take a trip to the zoo (hence the uptick in animal photos). I dubbed these two the Yin and Yang Monkeys. I have been getting my kids registered… Continue reading Just Hangin’
Crazy week between the absolute cluster that is back to school registration, attempting to have some family time and getting the kids some final appointments in before school starts up again. Gonna be scarce, but here... enjoy a seriously cute Blue Monkey.