Sunday, August 16, 2009

summer is coming to an end

this has been an enjoyable weekend of ME time, no schedules, no huge plans. some groceries, some laundry, a small project to help me get organized.The kids had a mellow weekend too, I almost feel like we are in cocoon mode right now, plotting against the school days that will come a week from this wed. Ciarra starts 5th grade, Jesse starts High School, and kristin goes to college. Time rushes by, and for this moment, I just want to hold onto all of us and the easy days and keep them close.
alas, life needs me to make some decisions and get ready. I created a bulletin board project for our entryway, something useful and semi decent to look at. Im no artist, to be sure, but I wanted something nicer than your average cork board.

basically, this is a corkboard covered with fabric, divided into sections for Jesse and Ciarra (Kristin keeps track on her own) and for the family in general. It makes it that much easier to remember school papers, sports schedules, Dr appointments, etc. I need to get a communication folder going, and update Ciarra's notebook with most recent IEP, etc. and i really need to clean out my office bins for this years homework and stuff.

C's teacher has been in touch, she seems wonderful. she asked me about adapting some stuff, and has some great ideas of her own. We will meet this week to go over anything we can think of to make this year easier. One of Ciarras best friends moved this summer, and she was sort of the buttress that brought C into the group at lunchtime, I wonder how that will go now that jenna is gone. she was a true gift to Ciarra socially, including her in everything. I worry.

Jim and I are doing well, he has been very loving and sweet the last few months, we made a commitment to one another to be a couple and not just parents. We actually had a date night the other night, a movie, it was nice.

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