I gotta be honest with you, this August has kicked my ass. I have many blog posts in the hopper, but little focus or energy to get my book review and film review up. It’s amazing how much time I spend thinking about blogging versus actually doing it. I thought I might try writing about my regular life, rather than having a bigger purpose for my post.
We’re having a Murphy’s Law week at our house: my car (our old reliable Camry) broke down and required an expensive repair. Within a few days, Brian’s “check engine” light was on, too, but we can’t afford to have it looked at right now! We accidentally injured our cat, Simon, while trying to groom him, and that required stitches (poor dude, no more home haircuts we promise) which was unexpected and not free. School supplies. WTF. So expensive. Fees. Deposits. Broke broke broke.
More broadly, the transition to a new preschool and KINDERGARTEN has been exhausting! Not just for the kids, but our whole family. Our entire morning routine has been predicated on being out the door at 7:45, but now we need to be up and out at 7:30. This meager 15 minutes requires HUGE shifts for us! It means getting out of bed earlier, eating earlier, and starting the debate over clothing choices earlier. I am considering waking up at 5:30 just to make coffee, have some quiet time, and get things organized before the chaos. Something about being up and out of bed and immediately engaged in all the business of the day makes me extra cranky, especially when it means skating in to work late every day!
Man, Kindergarten is intense. Call me foolish, but I genuinely didn’t expect it to be that big of a deal. Robin has done preschool, she’s spent time at her school, and she has friends in her class. And yet, the transition has been intense and exhausting for all of us.
Complicating everything is the grief I’m experiencing after the loss of my grandmother, who died this weekend of natural causes after a long and wonderful life, but whom I will miss terribly. She taught me everything I know about home and comfort and it just sucks that she isn’t around anymore.
So that’s the haps in my life right now. What’s new with you? And stay tuned for some awesome book reviews, and more!!