Sitting in discomfort

We’re not in a comfortable place right now. In other words, transitions are hard. And we’re going through a lot of them.

#1. Kindergarten

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We started off with a BANG. My little cutie loved school and was making lots of new friends. Every day was a new name and some new song to sing. Then on Friday, that came to a SCREECHING halt.

“School is boring. I don’t want to go.”

Then yesterday there were tears in carpool and reluctance to get out of the car. I sent notes to her teacher and a note to the counselor. This is all new territory as Mr. A never had this issue in kindergarten. Extreme tiredness and temper tantrums? Yes. But he never didn’t want to go.

#2. New Job

The job is going well and I’m starting to get the hang of it. But it’s another transition and one in which I need to cut myself some slack. It’s only been a few weeks and I find myself getting frustrated at certain things. This takes time and I’m going to have to keep reminding myself of that.

Of course new job means new routines around the house. I’m having to figure out dinner and with dance and baseball, that gets tricky. While pizza and ChickFilA would be awesome every week, our bodies (and my wallet) deserves better. So I’m trying out some local delivery places, as well as a few online options like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and Plated. I sense a post when I figure out what works best for us. I also need to sit down on Sundays and do a full on meal plan. Now that it’s fall, there are so many crock pot options and if I can just plan better, it’ll make all our lives easier.

#3. Family Stuff

In the beginning of August, we moved my grandmother here. We hit some bumps. It has not been what we thought it would be as she can’t move into the independent living apartment in which we planned. So now we are moving her again. And while it’s the best thing for her, it’s hard on all of us.

#4. House Projects

Currently, my house is in a state of flux. There is only sub-floor in the front two rooms and a beautiful new shower with no glass in my bathroom. I know remodel projects take time. I know things get delayed. I realize that working with contractors can be tricky. But y’all….it is driving me BATTY to have my house in this constant state of chaos. #firstworldproblems for sure but fact nonetheless.

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I can only hope and pray that it’s done by Halloween. I really want to decorate.

#5. The World in Which We Live

The news is too much. We can’t ignore it, even if we want to pretend to live in a bubble. Between bombings and killings and this election, I just want to move to a deserted island with all my friends and family. You are welcome to come with.

 

So here we are. Here I am.

Life goes on. Hopefully, I’ll see you all more soon.

 

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