and Moira ~ Kansas, USA ALFF NDMP FFG wrote10 hours, 31 minutes ago
Yes, school is much easier when she enjoys it. STill the occasional morning where she doesn't want to go, or dawdles a bit, but she always has a good day when I pick her up. Yes, I am still working 20 hours/week. I try to fit it all in during her school hours and use my Fridays for groceries, errands, laundry, house cleaning so that we can spend more family time on the weekends. It's not always possible, but I do what I can. Or make up hours at work if I had to miss any earlier in the week for appointments or her sick days. Doctor wasn't concerned about energy in May, and I don't see him again until November for the one year mark. Others have said time too, so I guess I have something to look forward too. With that, losing both grandparents, several not-small financial outlays (a/c, washing machine, car brakes and tires), and Clara starting new activities like Girl Scouts, seems there is no time to rest or grab a break from life. I didn't know about the choir, that's wonderful! I'm glad you did it, for you and for Jerry's encouragement. I too am glad you have a good support system, as it makes all the difference imaginable in going on. As for your rain, it sounds like it's been relentless. Whereas we're under drought again and could use about 12" to catch up to the average rainfall, plus about 15" of snow later. I see us getting little rain and no snow before the end of December. If we could change it just a little, think of all the good that could be done - droughts ending, floods prevented, hurricanes dismantled before landfall, etc. It would be a different world.