Monday, January 9, 2017

The Times They Are a Changing

So much for my desire to post everyday. Still, it's at least within the same week as my last post. I will apologize, however, for getting caught up in the day to day functions of my life and failing to post here. This last week has been very busy and has brought some changes.

Last Tuesday evening, I was up late readying myself for a webinar presentation I had to give at work on Wednesday. Then on Wednesday evening, I was up late completing a report for work. Thursday evening saw me packing for a weekend away to attend orientation for my Masters program. Friday and Saturday I was attending said orientation. Sunday I was back home but attending to the housework that had not been done on Saturday. Today, I've had a meeting at work. Also, today I am officially a Grad student.

For the foreseeable future, I am working on my Masters in Library and Information Science. I'm actually looking forward to it, although I know it will be a lot of hard work. It's what I love though, so I think it will be a great experience. I'm excited anyway.

Lots of other things going on, but I'll hold off on posting about them for now. Time to do some homework!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hectic Tuesday

Very short post tonight. It has been an incredibly busy day today and it's not over yet. I completed my online orientation for school, spoke with my adviser, worked on books at the library, worked on a report, worked on a PowerPoint presentation, and managed the everyday things that come up. In addition to that, I've come home and done my mommy duties. I'm a tired cookie!

I'm headed to bed shortly to try to get some rest. I will attempt to have a more interesting post tomorrow. Good night all!

Lazy Monday

Today was the last day before we head back to work after the Christmas holidays. Wistfulmonk is still out of school for a few more days, but Wistfulguy and I are back to full time tomorrow. We actually worked Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of last week (and Friday for Wistfulguy), but somehow it seemed less busy. Tomorrow, however, will be back to full tilt. I have so much to get done this week!! It's actually quite daunting.

Today, though, we simply took it easy. The kids and I didn't even get out of our pajamas. Wistfulguy had to run to the store, so dressed for that, but changed back to pajamas upon his return. We took advantage of today to enjoy a gift Wistfulguy and the kids had gotten me for Christmas. We had a movie night pack complete with popcorn, caramel popcorn, and candy, as well as a movie, The Secret Life of Pets. It was extremely cute and we all enjoyed it. It made for a great end to our holidays.

Tonight we are under a severe thunder storm and tornado warning. It's looking like a rough night outside, but hopefully that will mean I get a good night's sleep. I usually sleep better during bad weather than I do any other time. Here's hoping anyway!

Tomorrow will probably have more for me to post about. For now, though, I'll leave you with this dull update. At least I've managed to continue blogging for a second day in a row! What's the saying? If you manage to do something for 10 days in a row it has become a habit? That's what I'm hoping for!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome 2017!

It's been a while since I posted. A long while actually. Although there are quite a few things I hope to accomplish in 2017, the only resolution I have made is to get back into blogging. I need to step up my writing and this is a great way to do that.

This year has the promise of being a very busy one. In one week I will begin classes to earn my Masters degree in Library and Information Science. I will become an official, licensed librarian. I currently do the job, but this way I'll be able to call myself a librarian without feeling like a fraud. This is a really important thing for me. It may seem simple, but so many times I feel like a fraud in my own life. It will be nice to know no one can take that away from me.

I'm nervous about classes. I hope I can keep up with that, my job, my husband, and my kids and still - on rare occasions - have a moment for myself to read or crochet. I know that's selfish, but I need those moments to be able to be my best for the other moments.

For all my fear of that, I'm looking forward to 2017. I hope it's a better year than 2016. Some good things happened in 2016, but overall, I would have to say it was a pretty awful year. I'm eager for 2017 to prove itself to be better. There is so much to look forward to, but right now I'm feeling a bit down. I'll perk up soon, I'm sure, so I'll apologize for anyone I may be bringing down.

I'm going to try my best to blog on a daily basis. That may not happen, but it's my goal. I'll try to make tomorrow a more upbeat post. For now, though, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Here's hoping 2017 has amazing things in store for you!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pre-K Perceptions

I thought it was time for me to get back to blogging after being very sporadic for the last few years. I'm not going to go into our history here, but if you'd like to read about it or know more about us, you can have a peak here. For now, I'll just jump in to where we're at now.

Our Wistfulmonk (and FD4) started Pre-K last week. Things are going pretty well for them so far. Wistfulmonk has had good behavior everyday so far, whilst FD4 has had good behavior all but one day. FD4 hasn't cried once and Wistfulmonk only cried his first time today. He's not been feeling 100% health-wise though, so I think that may account for it. He's developed a bit of a cold. It was hard to leave him this morning when he was crying for me so hard. It hurt me to think he may be sad or scared, but he has a fantastic teacher and parapro, so I know he'll be fine.

This morning, though, as I was walking out to the parking lot, I was struck by a realization. I've been so focused on the fact that these children who are starting school will be Wistfulmonk's classmates, peers, friends and potential confidants for at least the next 14 years, that I forgot the impact it will have on the parents. Looking around at the other parents dropping their children off this morning, I suddenly realized that, in a way, these parents will be our classmates. Through the PTA meetings, bake sales, field trips, band concerts, football games, soccer matches, homecomings and proms, these will be the people Wistfulguy and I will depend on and who will depend on us. This is who will be in the school trenches with us, the people we'll celebrate our childrens' successes with and mourn the losses. Our extended family, if you will, and we don't even know most of them. Oh, yes, there are the few people I know - some better than others. There are the moms and dads we attend church with and the ones I went to school with. A few I've worked with. But there are oh so many more I've yet to meet. And, as I walked out this morning, nodding and smiling at those parents, speaking a cheery "Good Morning!" to others, I thought about this exciting new chapter that is opening, not only for our wonderful Wistfulmonk, but also for us.

You know what? I'm excited! Maybe I'm overthinking things, but I'm ready to embrace our new future and ensure that Wistfulmonk has the life he deserves, the one that will enrich him and prepare him for the life ahead! If that's a bad thing for this Mama to want, then so be it. I accept my flaws =D