Monday, August 18, 2014


How is that for a creative title?  
It really says it all.

It wasn't a bad day.  Just long.  So long that at 3:00, I could no longer quite remember what day it was.  Must be Wednesday, right?  Because Monday started so long ago.

But no.  Still Monday.

My classes started today.  I always seem to have one student who seems a bit difficult.  A bit different.  I'm trying to be patient.  But really?  Do we have to be so difficult / different on Day One?  Couldn't we wait until at least Day Two?

Connor has decided that, rather than a hedge hog, he thinks he would just like to have a dog.  Just.

Today, I put a second coat of paint on one side of our guest room.  And painted the baseboards.  Tomorrow, I plan to move all of the furniture over to the finished side so that I can paint what remains.  Because that's just the way I get things done.  You know.  The way that takes the longest.

Slow progress is still progress.  Right?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Here we go again.

Here we are.  Three days into a new school year.  Connor is now a third grader and he is super excited about learning to multiply and writing in cursive.  Ha!  He's excited, but mostly about seeing old friends and getting to know the hedge hog and hamster living in his classroom.  I'll take it.  Anything that helps me to get him out of bed in the morning is good with me.

Jason and I are back to work. There aren't enough hedge hogs or hamsters in the world to get me excited about getting up at 5:30 every morning.  But, I'm trying to stay positive.  Find the silver lining. Choose joy.

Enjoying every weekend moment.  : )