I’ve been a little quiet on the blog for the past couple of weeks. There’s a lot of stuff going on in the background.
Running. I’m slowly trying to get back into a 3-mile daily running routine. At the moment, it’s more walking than running, but I’m out there.
Kittens. Foster kittens are still here creating a rumpus. They’re going back tomorrow; we’re not adopting, despite the fact that they are A+ kitties. There’s too much uncertainty about work situations. Sad, but we’ll do it again.
Advocacy. I’ve been causing a stink at local school board meetings, because our schools are still not open full time and might not even open fully in the fall. Arg. I’m creating a new parents group for the town’s 18-21 program.
Writing. Well, not enough of that.
Kids. Ian’s prom is coming up. Jonah will be his date and his buddy for the night. So, they got measured for tuxes yesterday. I’m planning a graduation dinner for him. I need a new dress. And then we’re figuring out what happens after high school for Ian. Our temporary plan might just be temporary, but I can’t really talk about other plans. Lawyer. We’re helping Jonah chase a professor who did not submit a grade yet from last semester and buy a ticket to Alaska to visit a friend later in June.
Vacation planning. That’s mostly done. We just booked a hotel to stay overnight in Hudson, New York for our anniversary. Jonah and my folks will watch Ian for those two days. Yes, he’s 19 and theoretically could stay by himself, he really can’t. He might get a seizure. He will be lonely. There’s a lot he still can’t do on his own. Going away without a kid is a big milestone for Steve and myself. We haven’t had a night to ourselves, actually more than an hour to ourselves, since late 1999.
Relaxing. I pushed off a lot of things off my desk in the past month. One big horrible job was outsourced to a professional. The kids are on a good track at the moment. I might even have some brain space to contact editors for a writing gig. I haven’t felt this stress-free in ages.