Sunday, August 26, 2012

Things that turn my heart to mush...

Post dinner snuggle...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Two weeks in

After two weeks:

- I think I am really going to dig my new job. It's going to be hard, but has amazing potential for doing great work with kids.
- It has been surprisingly awesome to spend the day thinking and planning.  After three years in which my planning revolved around child rearing and housekeeping, it is nice to be engaged in some adult level thinking again.
- I remembered to put on deodorant  8 out of 10 days.  Seriously, how do you forget this crucial step in the morning routine?  Somehow I did. Twice.
- Trying to balance the needs of Turo at night is hard.  He's used to having my attention most of the day.  We played a lot.  Now we have to cram fun, dinner, clean-up & the bedtime routine into about 2.5 hours.  Evening has been hard for everyone.  Hopefully, we'll get into a flow and it won't seem so tough.
- Jose is has been a rock star.  He has really embraced this dual working parent thing and is jumping in to get stuff done.
- Even so, I have no idea when everything will happen.  Full laundry baskets wait to be emptied.  The floor needs to be mopped.  I've worked out once in the last two weeks.
- I think I'll be asleep by 10 tonight.  

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Going back to work

I headed back to the working world this week. I'm now a middle school social studies teacher in Detroit.  Today was my 3rd day.  It's a bit overwhelming but in an exciting way. Luckily we have a month of professional development before we actually have to do any teaching.  I feel like that is helping me ease back into things.  I'll want to share more but will have to do so when I'm less sleepy.  This (former) night owl needs to go to bed. I'd forgotten what it's like to wake up in the dark.  

Where the magic will happen...