Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bright spots

Sunshine on a cloudy day
My girl
My guy

It's a cloudy, gloomy week but there are bright spots in the midst of it all. Both of my kids start school this week--high school and college--and a new household rhythm begins. Even with all the hubbub surrounding the new school year, there's a certain peace in establishing a new routine.

Another huge change for us is the start of a new job for my husband. After nearly five months of unemployment, he's landed a great job and is getting back to his routine, too. I'm proud of all his hard work in making this happen, and I know his new employer is very lucky to have him!

And that leaves me, holding down the fort with our little dog, Max. What's next for me, I don't know. I feel that some changes may be on my horizon, too, but I'm not sure what they are. For now, I'll work hard to care for my family and to play catch-up on all that needs to be done around home.

What's changing in your world right now?


Char said...

I'm in my 8th month - it is so very difficult.

the children and beautiful - hope they have a wonderful year.

jackie said...

I meant to say Hooray about the job! I'm sure it takes some of the anxiety and uncertainty out of the equation! Changes, isn't it funny how you can almost feel it in the air. It feels like I've got my toes on the edge of the diving board too.
Enjoy your quiet time and catch up time for now. We are on similar paths.

Ali said...

Congrats on the job news - it always takes a while for the household to shake down after a big change, doesn't it.

Carole Knits said...

Those ARE some big changes for your family. Good ones, I think. There's not a lot of change here but Hannah will start her senior year of high school in 2 weeks and then the changes will come fast and furious, I predict.

Ginger said...

Mum said congrats on the new job
(but she doesn't like hers very much). I hope one day we get to go to college. But guinea pigs are not allowed in many places people go.

Vicki Knitorious said...

Seems like everything is in a state of transition around me. Hopefully, it will all start to settle soon. It'll start with my "baby" heading to college...