As I began to compose this blog, I happened to look at the date, and thought how appropos is this, that I should take up again where I left off exactly three months ago!
Three months. Yes, it's been that since I blogged. But I do have my excuses-- little did I know at the beginning of the summer that three kids at home would mean no time for Mom on the computer. (Who knew that they could all be such little computer hoglets??)
But it was a great summer-- lots of sleeping in, sun, swimming, and boating. And now that we're back into the thick of the 'regular routine' that I was so dreading , I find myself not minding so much. I do have to admit to missing them all like crazy last week. But as this week loomed, I felt better about my days seul, and am realizing that I don't have to feel guilty about pursuing my own interests while they are at school.
I've done alot of thinking this summer-- maybe because I knew that I'd be 'on my own' for the first time in over twelve years... A daunting prospect for a stay-at-home Mom! I've lived for my kids for a loooooong time, and I've had to figure out who I am again. I've got my Gifted business, which I hope will keep me a bit busy, and I've decided to go back to teaching-- but only on a supply basis-- I love my freedom too much! Plus, I've got what might possibly be the most exciting Top Secret project we've ever hatched planned with my bff Joy... (I'd tell ya but then I 'd hafta, well, you know...) and in addition to all this, I have some new exciting work on the horizon-- very enjoyable and challenging work that has somehow miraculously come my way.
I'm one lucky girl.
(And oh yeah-- I've got two new great plot ideas roaming around in my head, begging to be let out into about 360 pages.... when will I have the time??)
So now, the days that I was secretly dreading, you know the ones-- those days where I'd have to figure out Who I Am, and What I Want to Do With My Life, the days I thought would drag by with me watching the clock and waiting by the road forthe bus are now flying by. Already. It seems there aren't enough hours between 7:30 and 3:15 to do all that I have a burning need to get done.