Feels like a Monday.
But also that it should be Friday by now.
Unfortunately, now that school's back on it's time to officially remember what day of the week it is.
I'm in trouble.
It feels like we've been so busy, but we haven't really.
I think that's because it's all in my brain; a million things going on at once.
All the stuff swirling around getting us into the routine of school and "Fall" (I say that with huge quotation marks, as it is still obviously barely mid-August)... all the things we still need at teachers' requests, schedules, evening open houses, and squaring away logistics of the extra things like band and piano lessons and soccer starting up.
And then all the stuff going on with Coen... not only are we are pretty much in the midst of a loooong and uncertain/possible/probable plan and placement change so that I'm dealing with the extra visits and communication and, oh yeah, EMOTIONS that go along with that, but we are also suddenly having our child case worker change at the same time as our own Family Support Worker getting a promotion which leaves us to be assigned a new worker on both ends. At the same time. In an already stressful (to me) situation. So, extra meetings and rundowns and EMOTIONS again. Blech.
So now that I have the down time, I've been more intentional about planning good meals, preparing nutritious breakfasts and snacks, orchestrating our time at home into more structure and efficiency, etc, etc, etc. As well as catching up on some deep cleaning, closet purging, and on and on and on. Did I mention laundry has been taking over our house?
And we're trying to plan for -trying being the key word; lots of intentions, not a lot of actual accomplishment- our big Fall Trip.
And somewhat attempting to work in me going with Ryan on his Boston trip next month and so the pros and cons of the money and juggling involved in planning that and the logistics of handing the kids off for a few days are constantly swirling in my head as well.
So yeah, my brain is full.
Our school year has started off better than I could have asked for... our mornings have been smooth and enjoyable, the kids are loving their new classes and I'm overwhelmed with how lucky we've been yet again to get some pretty incredible teachers who seem to fit with our kids (and me!) so well. The kids have been happy to get going to school each day and come home having great days to report. :)
|happy school boy... even at 7am :)|
And our house has stayed mostly tidy and functional these first few weeks (due in some small part to a couple of caseworker visits per week as of late, no doubt) and I've mostly been planning meals and have packed healthy inventive lunches and have had fun and (mostly) nutritious snacks ready for the kids when they get home. And I purged the playroom and my bedroom and bathroom are actually clean, which is a nice change!
And I am so looking forward to a vacation. Whatever it looks like.
And the possibility of running away with my husband for four days. Even though it's only a possibility at this point. Even though it'll be a lot of him at a conference and colleague dinners and such... but I dare say I'd enjoy some time to myself in a nice hotel or wandering around a fun new city. And really loving the possibility of my littlest sister and her new baby coming to hang with my kids and visit with us. :)
So my head is busy full, but it's full because of a life that's full and blessed.
Now if I could just remember what day of the week it is...