Well, for a short week preceded by a long weekend, last week managed to be a doozy. It started off pretty well, with a big parade on Monday, and breakfast with one of Jon's favorite Aunts, who was in town for an entirely unrelated-to-us reason. :)
The rest of the week was kind of a marathon, especially at work. I'm thinking of changing my title to "Branch Listener." Listening to patrons, staff, administration -- I'm doing a lot of that right now, because there seem to be a lot of stressed people in my new building. And of course I'm new, and I keep stubbing my toes and falling on my face and asking my way. Being new sucks, to be honest. It's hard to be wrong so much! Hopefully this week will be better. I started my tickler file last week, so I'm marginally more organized. I need to get my collection development stuff figured out and started, because that'll be fun.
Then I was busy getting paperwork together for day camp (I wish they'd mail out those packets earlier), and switching utilities for the move (more on that later), and keeping up with school stuff (7 days left!).
Friday was good, though. I adjusted my hours through the week so I could make Annabel's Kindergarten ceremony in the afternoon. She's not too sure about being a big first grader, but she had fun singing, and she got a certificate. Best of all though was when I picked her up at day care and she introduced me to one of her teachers. "This is my mom," she said, "and she makes the best mac and cheese ever!"
Jon's been so busy lately when he's away that we don't often get to talk with him during the small window of time between homework and bed. I wish I could say that would end soon, but it doesn't look like it. We're doing fine, we all just miss him when he's not here.
The frequent travel was a consideration in our decision to keep renting this year, though. We're moving this week to a slightly larger floor plan in a different unit across the street -- same apartment complex, and still a 2 bedroom unit (the 3 bedrooms are $1,000 more a month. Sorry kids, I'm cheap.). I think it'll be a good change, since the bedrooms are bigger, and we'll have a 2-car garage (one for the car, one for storage). Jon has things organized, and we have movers to help, so it should be relatively easy as moves go. But it means putting all our stuff in boxes again, and then unpacking and organizing at the other end.
So it'll be another tiring week. But it's the last full week of school, and that has to count for something! And next week my mom is coming to stay, which is going to be a lifesaver during the transition from school to day camp. And I think Jon gets to skip a week or two of travel this summer, so he'll be home a little bit more. We just have to power through the next few days, that's all.
Good luck to you, too, as you transition to summer! Don't forget the sunscreen!