I started out so well this year. I joined the “Post-A-Week” campaign on WordPress.com, and religiously posted every week, sometimes a few times a week. But sometime between July and August I fell off the wagon, the way a loose object falls off the back of a pickup truck, and then rolls and tumbles into a nearby ditch.
Well, it’s time to pick myself up out of the ditch, dust myself off, and get back to writing. After all, quite a bit has happened over the past couple of months:
- We had a hurricane. Her name was Irene. We lost power for 4 days, and were reminding why you should always have plenty of “D” batteries in the house.
- Our little boy started First Grade (a week late due to said hurricane). With that has come plenty of adjustments: nightly homework and making of lunches; a new teacher, new classmates, and a full-day school day. “First Grade is sooo long Mom!”
- Our daughter started Pre-K. We think she would rather teach the class. For now, she is teaching me Spanish.
- We became a Cub Scout family. Such a wonderful organization, and I am confident it will be great for my son, but so far, it’s been a bit like having a part-time job.
- Our house is turning upside-down, literally. My husband’s grandfather, who had been living downstairs from us in our two-family home, decided that the time had come to move in with his daughter, my mother-in-law. It was bittersweet, watching him leave the home he’s had for nearly 60 years, but it allows us to move downstairs to the larger of the 2 units, and prepare our current apartment to be rented. That means Renovations, Renovations, Renovations. Can we say “Sweat Equity”?.
If nothing else, I have plenty of fodder for blog posts, so I guess I should be getting to it!