Monday, June 6, 2016

School's Out for Summer, School's Out Forever (or 10 weeks)

Another school year is a wrap.  Put the lunch boxes and backpacks away.  Sarah is officially a 7th grader, Jaley a 5th grader, and Mick a 1st grader.  While the entire year has flown by, the last month was a particularly hectic blur of school, activities, and work.  Here are a few highlights...

Sarah finished strong in Track and Field.  As the only 6th grader at her school throwing discus and shot put, she automatically qualified for Districts.  But it was her hard work that led her to place 3rd and advance to the County competition.

Mick had a ball playing T-Ball.  Watching a bunch of 5- & 6-year-olds reminds me just how complex the game is.  Why do you get four balls and only three strikes?  Why can you overrun 1st base and home plate, but not 2nd or 3rd?  Why is a foul ball a strike except for on strike three?  And on and on and on.  The coaches were so patient with the boys.  By the end of the season they were running the right way around the bases, catching a few throws, and, occasionally, hitting a pitch.

Jaley is back to taekwondo.  She is my total girly, girl until she puts on that white uniform.  It transforms her into a fighting dynamo.  Don't let her petite size fool you, her kicks and punches are strong.  On days when they spar, she is often "King of the Mountain."

With the exception of a few short trips, Scott has been in town recently.  Now it is time to pay the piper, he is off to Asia next week and then a few other trips right after.

As for me, I have decided it is time to head back to work.  I love being Queen Mom, but I loved being Gigi, RN, too.  Now, I'm hoping to, once again, do both. Last week, I finished an intensive nursing continuing ed program and several other accreditations.   It was a great program with a terrible commute that I'm glad was short-lived.  I dusted off both my resume and my Dansko's.  All I need now is to find the right job.  I'm ready.

I'm also ready for summer.  Summer is an entirely different pace.  It is the freedom to wake up and ask, "what do we want to do today?"  Today, was the library.  Saturday, was white water rafting.  Tomorrow, who knows, we will figure it out tomorrow.

I hope that you wake up soon with the leisure to ask, "what do we want to do today?"

That is life in MomZania.