And I'm very excited about that fact. One more week, then my rose-colored brain tells me that things will be better. The new routine will get easier, the hectic schedule will seem normal, and things will fall into place. The "parent meetings" associated with school and sports will be done, my husband will have sashayed on up to Chicago without me and returned, and hopefully I will have emerged from the other side without a call from the teacher/principal/guidance counselor. Crossing my fingers this is actually what happens.
I had some meetings this week. I have agreed to be in charge of the 8th grade finances this year. 8th grade has a long list of activities, as it is the last year at our school, and must be funded. Those of us in charge have changed up a few things but have kept it simple. However, spectator parents have made it their mission to be contrary and combative, so that was an annoyance. Why do I volunteer for this craziness? I swear, once they are both in high school I will be ghost mom. I drop off, pick up, and that is IT.
On the good side of things, my husband and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary and went out for a lovely dinner on Friday night. All by our lonesome. That was wonderful.
On the reading front, I finished "The Perfume Collector" for the She Reads Book Club, as well as a short novella from K.B. Dixon called "Novel Ideas". I then started my TLC Tour book "Bait", which is a thriller set in Florida.
On audio, I finished Mo Hayder's first book in the Jack Caffrey series called "Birdman" and with momentum in my favor, just plowed right through her second installment called "The Treatment". She is one dark, disturbed author, but I am loving this series. Wow. To take an edge off things, I started "Tapestry of Fortunes" by Elizabeth Berg, and very nice woman's novel. I needed something soft and this is it.
Nothing remarkable going on today besides the usual. My son did demand a commitment from me yesterday that we go see a movie, provided chores and homework are done, so perhaps that is in the cards for the afternoon. Hope you all have a great week!