Wednesday, September 12, 2007

One for the road

The last few weeks have been a blur. My job has calmed down a bit, but continues to challenge me and push me. These are good things. The kids seem to love their new schedule. School all day and then a fun aftercare program right in the same building. Skating ended tonight and now they each have one activity. Much saner! Harrison plays soccer and Ella finally agreed to a dance class. The house is in disarray - all home improvement has slowed to a halt. We will try to catch up financially and start again in a few months.

Just when I thought we had everything under control, Chris decided to follow his dream and start a new job on Monday. Tomorrow is his last day as Harrison is having minor surgery on Friday so we are both taking the day off. We're cautious and nervous (about the anesthesia), but know that he'll probably be just fine.

Bottom line - I have to give up this computer. It's Chris' work laptop and I guess they want it back. I don't know if he'll get another laptop, and I can't blog or check email at my work (incredibly cruel employers that block all things interesting since I work in a school district), so I don't know when I will post again.

Here we go again - on another new adventure.
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Susan said...

Carol, I rarely post even though I'm a faithful reader of your blog. I hope you find another computer so you can keep on writing. I really enjoy reading about your family! By the way I love the picture of Harrison and peaceful and content they look. Beautiful.
Best wishes to all of you.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Susan. I will miss you :) Good luck to Chris with his new job and I hope yours continues well!

Sitting said...

Congratulations on a new job for Chris, though I think he should have negotiated a laptop into his contract for all of our sakes!

I hope you will be around. If not, it has been a pleasure to enjoy your family and your photographs for years!

The Hotfessional said...

We'll miss you and hope that you're back soon.

Kbreints said...

Oh no! We will miss you! I hope that everything goes superbly with his new job and Harry's Surgery!

I hope to see a new post soon!

Anonymous said...

Oh-I'm so sad you may be leaving! I have really enjoyed your blog. My kids are about the same ages as yours and its been wonderful hearing about your experiences. I appreciate how candid you are in your writing.
I think you deserve a nice , new lap top of your very own!!

Neesja said...

Please come back as soon as you can! I will miss your words.

Sharkey said...

Yes, what everyone else said--come back soon! I really enjoy your posts.

Hope everything goes well for Harry tomorrow, and that Chris is issued a shiny new laptop on Monday! :)

Meg said...

Aaaaahhhhh!!!! Your break is going to change my daily routine! Glad things are settled down at work, you must have got your groove back - I'm still looking for mine! Do public libraries allow blogging???????? Send Harry and Ella to play with the puppets and then you can write! Is Ella's kindergarten all day? Hope to hear from you soon!

mamalife said...

Oh, I hope you get a computer soon! I have the same type of incredibly cruel employers... for anything you should not click on, this big huge red sign comes up!

Anonymous said...

Come back when you can! Loyal readers will keep on-a-checkin'. Count me in!