Yes, i’m still here. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. i think Murphy has taken up permanent residence in my house. He can leave at any time, but he’s not taking my hints.
The vanilla side of my life has tipped the scale a little in the last couple of weeks. There’s been a lot going on, but most of it relates to Mom stuff, student stuff, and my volunteer stuff.
i finally got our Christmas tree up and the house somewhat decorated (you can shove a real 6” tree in the trunk of a sedan!). Which means our elf had to finally make an appearance. Our elf has been a little lazy this year, but the kids haven’t seemed to notice. i forget how hard it is to do everything without a second set of hands. i’m staring at a pile of presents that i just don’t want to wrap. Very ready for them to be old enough to throw everything in one large gift bag. Hand it over on Christmas morning and be done. No, i will never be one of those overachiever moms.
Schools out for…Christmas! (yes, i’m channeling Alice Cooper here). i was so ready for those two classes to be over. i’m happy with my grades and my GPA. 5 classes to go till graduation!
Aunt Flo came by last week and helped out so i didn’t have any training while i studied for finals…probably one of the few times that i was grateful for a visit.
i do some volunteer work that can be really draining on my time. It’s hard to tell how much time i’m going to have to devote to it as it involves outreach and support. In a give week, it could be a few minutes to several hours. And sometimes i’m needed when i don’t want to be needed. i enjoy it for the most part. i know that it’s important and needed. The last couple of weeks have just been crazy! i have wanted to hide so many times.
Spent this week getting ready for Christmas, getting caught up on some things and back into the swing of training (posts coming). The entire first week of my vacation flew by before i managed to get a blog post written.