Saturday, August 09, 2008

Floating

There are many things floating around in my brain. Thought I'd share...

After working for a week at a full time job, I can see I have a new life style to get used to. I have a new respect for working mothers. I come home tired and it's hard to push through to the end of the day with supper, laundry, tidying up, etc. This week I fall into bed, exhausted, by 8:30. Although, I have been waking up at 4:30am (due alarm) to run and I'm not ready to give that up. Yet. I'm very excited about training for a 10K, so until I fall into an exhaustion coma where I cannot revive myself at 4:30am, I will continue to train. Also, my body is still not accustomed to awaking at 4:30, so I wake up nearly every 1/2 hour to hour after 1am to to check the time, even though my alarm is on. I think I just need a little bit of time to get used to a new schedule. The boys' first day of school went well: the boys were both excited and enjoyed their day. I'm glad. My first day of official "school" was insane. Because we did not have music classes yesterday (they start on Monday), the music teacher and I helped in the office all morning with paperwork, phone calls to no-show students, and errand running. I was the errand runner and literally ran around the school and DID NOT SIT for the first four hours. Maybe that's why I passed out on the couch last night during opening ceremonies. Next week I will start what I will like about the job: music. We dance and sing with the children and I will enjoy that immensely. I've also acquired a couple of piano students (to teach after school) and I'm excited about that prospect as well. AND I would like to pursue being certified in Music at Mississippi College. I have no idea what that entails. You may call me ambitious, if you like. Or far-fetching.

Today has been wonderful. We had temperatures in the 60's this morning, so Quinn and I packed up the Busies and heading to a local farmer's market, where we talked to a beekeeper (where we picked up MS wildflower honey), an herbalist (where I purchased fresh basil), and a local farmer (where we picked up eggplant, squash, and bell peppers). We got to speak with a lot of local artesians and found out the farmer's market (which is approximately three miles away) is held every other weekend all summer. Yea for local (free) community events! And tonight we will have chuck steaks (cheap steaks that are good if they are marinated well and then grilled) that is marinating with olive oil, fresh basil, and other spices. We will grill the eggplant with olive oil and cracked pepper and serve it with the steaks. Yummo.

Did you SEE the opening ceremonies to the Olympics last night? Holy cow. Impressive. I appreciate choreography and timing acutely, so I was blown away by the performers. Of course, there may have been consequence of death if they had not performed well, but I was still impressed. After 8pm, I kept drifting in and out of conciousness on the couch, but was anxious to see what the Americans were wearing in the Parade of Nations (do not laugh, I do that everytime- hello, their suits were designed by Ralph Lauren). I liked the white hats. USA! USA! I plan on watching men and women gymnastics (love it, absolute favorite), a little rowing, swimming, diving, and I'm sure I'll tune in with Quinn on Basketball and Soccer.

Still reading Jane Eyre and loving it. It is a fabulous book. I think I'll go jump in now. After I change the laundry, clean the bathtubs, and unload the dishwasher. I'm off.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

Did you hear them saying that there were no marks on the floors for the performers to stand on, they just knew where they were supposed to be. I agree it was amazing.

Kim, you will adjust to the schedule, sweetie. Give yourself some time. And some things will just have to let be when you come home from work in the afternoon. The weather has been lovely here too, thank goodness for cold fronts! My pregnant body is ready for fall!

Anonymous said...

All this talk about school / shopping for back to school supplies...makes me think of "bouquets of sharpened pencils".

Love school supplies - a box of 64 Crayola Crayons - brand new - oh the smell....

Laura Leigh said...

I feel your pain, Kim. I've stayed home with kids, and I've worked a full-time job with kids (and a traveling husband). I tell people who ask me -- they're equally difficult, just each in its own way.

I'm praying for your adjustment, and happy to hear that the boys responded well to school.

Missy said...

I want some of your eggplant. That sounds yummy.

I am very impressed with the way you will be juggling this new life. You can do it and I am proud of you!

j_webb said...

I was WOWWED by the Chinese indeed. Can you imagine the training and organization that went into that? I mean, thier most plentiful resourse is very clear.....its PEOPLE! ...1.3 BILLION of them.
Chuck-eyes are good steaks! I sometimes buy them too. Use some meat tenderizer and (like u said( marinade and they are tasty indeed.

care-in said...

The first few weeks of school are always hard until you get used to your schedule. It will get easier and you'll find ways to juggle your time.