Did you think I’d disappeared? As I mentioned on the Not Just Baby Brain Facebook page, we’re still getting settled into our new routine now that school has started. Both of my daughters are in school full-time, and I expected to be bored and lonely while they were there. After all, I have roughly 5 hours between when I get home from walking them to school and when I leave to walk back and pick them up. That’s a lot of time, right? Well, it turns out it’s not as much as I had anticipated. I feel busier now than I ever did when it was just Ashlyn at school and I had Rowan at home with me all day!
A big part of that is the completely self-imposed expectations that I should be able to get all of the errands, housework, blogging and college schoolwork done while the girls are gone. I am taking two online courses and one night class right now, and I may be able to take a French class as well, depending on how my assessment goes. I will also be volunteering at my daughters’ school library again, which will help me complete a placement for my college program and is a nice way for me to ensure that this is the right career path. I may be volunteering in Rowan’s junior kindergarten class and for Ashlyn’s Sparks group but those are both up in the air right now.
It will all settle down soon but for now, there still aren’t enough hours in the day! This week is a bit of a write-off already but I promise that there will be a great (winter-related) giveaway up early next week. Let me know how you are doing in this crazy back-to-school transition phase by leaving me a comment below!