Monday, September 27, 2010

New Routines

Ok, I think Fall is coming- fo' reals this time. I know this for two reasons. First, last night a cool front blew in and I was actually chilly at the park in my shorts and t-shirt! The weather was crisp this morning and even though it's going to get up into the 80's today, it was still in the 60's when I fed Sammy his early lunch. Very exciting stuff. And second, I seem to have lost September.

The new routines of starting Kindergarten for Zack and starting Preschool for Sammy are quite an adjustment. There isn't anything in particular that is a hard adjustment (well, ok, getting up early is a hard adjustment for me. But not as hard as I thought it was going to be), but it's enough that it seems to be consuming a significant amount of my processing power. I would think I'd have the ability to do some other things while adjusting but it turns out, not so much.

I was thinking today about all the things I haven't been doing this month. I haven't been taking near as many pictures as I like to. I haven't been blogging. I haven't been cooking anything new or different. I haven't been scrapbooking. I haven't been watching many shows. I haven't been reading any fiction. I haven't been running (or swimming, or biking).

But then it's only fair to think of the things I have been doing. I have been making lunches. I have been devouring materials for a new class at church on Esther that has been fascinating and exciting. I have been visiting with my parents and Granny who came to see us for a fabulous week. I have been making lunches. I have been preparing for and attending the biennial* quilt show for our local quilt guild. I have been volunteering in Zack's classroom. I have been throwing a Treasure Island birthday party. I have been getting a new microwave. I have been making lunches.

So, I guess I see what my processing power has been going towards, and it's good stuff. This weekend I pulled back out the scrapbooking materials and am feeling so excited to continue working on Sammy's book. I have a brief lull in my class at church and I know that even with just a few days off I am going to be refreshed and excited to get back to it. Hm. Maybe I should put some of my good attitude toward making those lunches, eh?

*Since when do both biannual and semiannual mean twice a year? I thought at least one of them meant every two years.  But I had to look it up to remember which one, and the dictionary says it's ambiguous so just use biennial if you mean every two years.  Isn't it a little sad if even the dictionary can't seem to stand for proper word usage?  Isn't that what a dictionary is for? Ok, rant over. 


  1. On the one hand, yes, it is sad that the dictionary can't really take a stand. On the the other hand, I kind of like the way the dictionary gave you advice - like a friend. "Just use biennial, honey. No one will get confused." I like thinking of the dictionary as a friend.

    Sounds like the adjustment has gone just fine. Kudos. :-)

  2. I just looked up "Biennial" ( and it looks like it could also mean that the event's duration is 2 years. Man, that's a long quilt show!

  3. Uk, I do NOT look forward to the lunch making part of the boys being in school! Do you think i could have NJ making his own lunch by then? All he ever wants is chicken cubes and green beans after all, oh and cake...