Thursday, September 08, 2011

A Quick Update

Still not used to this schedule I'm on for DD's school... it really makes me lose most of my morning, and I'm trying to get up earlier (like I used to), but I can't get to sleep at night either, so it's been tough. I miss the mornings. The quiet. The productivity.

The good news is that she really, really LOVES school. She likes the kids (mostly -- there's this one weird kid -- isn't there always?), her teachers, her classes. She still hasn't really gotten much homework (last night she had one worksheet to do for Spanish) but even so, it's been good.

It's really making life tough for me. And I know everyone says I'll get used to it, figure it out, settle in and find I have more time ... but I'm losing an hour in the morning and and hour in the afternoon for drive time to drop off / pick up and if I have ANYTHING to do errands-wise during the day, my "alone time" is pretty much non-existent. I'm not sure how that's going to change.

Still, it's been just wonderful for her, so I'll figure it out. Agility is hard for us, though, so I'm not sure if we'll be able to continue -- especially when she starts basketball in November. Breaks my heart -- we all love it (especially the dog), but gotta make priorities.

In any case, it's already time to wake up DD and I've barely been up at all. Wishing you all a good day -- still trying to catch up on blogs. At least I have my reader down below 200!

Maria Zannini, are those fires affecting you? Praying for rain in Texas big time, lady.


You Are Sweet

You're there for people even if they aren't there for you. You give without expecting anything in return.

Building real and deep relationships matters to you. You are a person of substance looking for others of substance.

You are genuinely curious about and delighted by almost everyone you meet. You are a people person.

You try to tread lightly and leave each place a little better than you found it.




Angelina Rain said...

I'm glad to hear that DD likes school. And you will get used to the changes and will find the time to do the things you like to, want to, and need to do.

Maria Zannini said...

Knock on wood, we're still safe where I am. But so many people have lost their homes. It's awful.

Re: schedule
Eventually, you'll adjust to the schedule change. It might not be what you're used to but things will settle into place soon.

Charity Tahmaseb said...

My recommendation is to make your drive time more pleasant. Give audio books a try (from the library, of course). You can either choose ones that you and DD both want to listen to, or check some out for those legs of the drive when you're alone in the car.

It may not change the drive from a "bug" to a "feature," but it might help. I know it does with my commute.

Brandy said...

I'm with you. Our schedule is crazy now that we've started back with school. I hope you can find time to fit in all you'd like to do. Once things settle into a routine it will probably be better for both of you.

Hope you have a nice day!