If we were having coffee, I would tell you that it’s been a topsy-turvy week. There are changes going on around here again, just when I thought we were beginning to settle in. At the beginning of the week, Sam went for a job interview for a freelance position, but he was offered a really good full-time position with the company instead—and he decided to take it. We’re quite happy about the new opportunity that he has, but I’m going to miss the time we spent working from home together! On Monday, he goes back to work again.
Monday is also Little Jedi’s first day of school this year, so we’ve been getting ready for that, as well. We discovered that his uniforms don’t quite fit anymore, which meant that we had to order uniforms this week. We’re also going to go get a new backpack this weekend. His school doesn’t require kindergarten or first graders to buy school supplies, but they do need backpacks, and Little Jedi’s Justice League backpack from last year is broken, unfortunately. But if a backpack and uniforms are all I need to get before school starts, I suppose that’s not so bad at all.
And since it was their last week at home before returning to work and school, we bought Little Jedi a new video game, and he and Sam have been playing video games for a large part of the week. I’ve been working on using new social media tools and learning ways to more efficiently manage things, and I’ve been thinking about new projects that I’m working on. I managed, for instance, to curate a huge list of monster related theory books that I want to read, and I got the Twitter and Facebook pages for the photography business on more regular updating schedules.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the House Bug has bitten us. Sam and I aren’t looking at buying in the terrifically near future, but we’ll likely be purchasing a home within the next few years. We’re talking about what areas of the city we’d eventually like to live in and what are must-haves are, and it’s all terribly exciting and frightening. It doesn’t feel that far away.
And life is like that lately. It moves so fast. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I’d just moved to NOLA, and now I’m contemplating buying a home here. In some ways, school feels light years away, but in others, it’s difficult to believe that it’s already August and I’ve already been out of academics for 8 months. Earlier this week, I found old photos of Gene’O and I on a family trip in 2007. So very much has changed for me in the last 8 years that it feels like more than a decade since those photos were taken. Today, I was looking at photos of a very wee Jedi in the NICU, the bittersweetness of those moments so fresh but so long ago. I suppose this sort of thing intensifies as one gets older.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week, Robin will be posting for Monster Monday, and I’m really excited to have her back again at Part-Time Monster. Top Ten Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday will feature here as usual. And since the Feminist Friday Discussions are currently on hiatus, you can expect a feminist post here on Friday.
And on Wednesday, look for me on Sourcerer talking about Rat Queens! In the meantime, I’m off to pick up the Little Jedi from his grandparents and spend the day getting him ready for school. I’ll be around in the evening and on Sunday to share coffee posts.
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