Sunday, April 07, 2013
Wow. Guys, I'm tired. The last month has been crazy full and stressful. Let's catch everyone up as quickly as possibly, ok?
First- I got a job! I am working for the Department of Public Safety in a M-F, 8-5 full time job. I started on March 18th, and so far it's going really well. They are more interested in training me well than in training me fast, which I really appreciate. Much of it is literally like learning a foreign language, but I'm starting to get the hang of it.
Second- the little ones started full time day care. This got off to a rocky start, as the Bug was (is) really unhappy about it all. We ended up swapping from an in-home daycare into a center after 8 days. He is still very unhappy, but the center is better able to deal with it, and he really is getting a lot out of the pre-school structure. The Princess is so easy going- daycare? ok, where are the kids?? Not a moments hesitation on that girl's part.
Third- we FINALLY moved! YAY! We've been in the house a full week, but still have a few minor things to do at the apartment this week. The house is total chaos. The kitchen is done enough to use it though, and we all have beds. Once I get more unpacked I'll give you all the grand tour. Meanwhile, I sit at the bay in our kitchen and look out at the river, and I feel like my stress levels just drop. The kids are pretty thrilled with all the space as well.
Last, the Pirate turns 8 today! CRAZY. (And the Bug is right behind him on Wednesday, turning 5.)
With all that going on, I have barely been reading at all. I guard my two 15 minute breaks at work with absolute rigidness, as they are literally the only moments between 6am and 10pm that I don't have to do anything else. No running errands, no boxes, no cleaning. I finished up On the Banks of Plum Creek (which you should go comment on, read-a-longers!), am mostly done with Eleanor and Park, and wrapped up Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, Book 7) last night. I have read pretty much NO blogs, and have no idea what's going on in your worlds. If I missed anything big, tell me in the comments, ok? My goal is to have everything more or less in order by next weekend, and then have free time again.
Posted by Lisa at 1:33 PM