Saturday, October 03, 2009

This week

I'm taking a break from the recap of France. I feel like this has been a busy week, but exciting. I'm still trying to figure out this stay-at-home-thing-when-your-kids-are-in-school-all-day. I do like to bake and I definitely have more time for that. I have to admit, grocery shopping without a kid hanging on the basket is really nice. I buy less junk and I don't have to say no the whole time I'm there. I would like to have some kind of work, however. I'm a reluctant homemaker. I do like having more time to exercise, especially in the morning when I have more energy. I did get back into the weekly Bible study this week that I did the last year. It was great to see those women again. I'm going to try to exercise with a friend once a week and have the occasional lunch with the mom of an old high school friend. But, I need more. I will set up some time to volunteer at the kids' school and there is a medical clinic that provides free health care in the community where I could possibly do something there. But, it's nice bringing home a paycheck, too. The local hospital doesn't have a permanent position in Nuclear Medicine, so I just fill in when they take days off. I didn't get the job for which I was invited to apply. I was relieved, though. The more I thought about it, the more I wished I hadn't accepted the invitation to interview. So, I learned a lesson here. I want to work, but I want to do something that will give me some satisfaction, too. I'm lucky since I can choose to work or not.

Some things that are different this week are:

I won 1st place in the Arts and Architecture category photo contest at work this week. The picture will be hung on the wall in the hospital where they hang people's artwork.

Pete and Clayton flew to Boston on Friday to see my in-laws. Kendall and I are having a girls' weekend. After school yesterday, she and I went shopping. She was more enamored with the idea than actually doing it. I guess I'll have to wait until she a teenager to actually shop all day with her.

We are going to see Cirque du Soleil this afternoon. The show is called Alegria. I can't wait and I think it will be so much fun. Afterward, we will go out to the restaurant of Kendall's choice. She picked Baby's because she likes their hot dogs. :)

Oh, and Kendall has decided to drop ballet. I'm not disappointed, I have to say. She and Clayton are into soccer and that is really enough right now.

So, that's the recap of this week. I'm sure there is a bunch of stuff I forgot. I must try to blog more regularly....


Auburn Kat said...

I LOVE Cirque du Solei!!!

I loved the pictures of you and Kendall with your colored hair! So cute!

Have a fun wknd!

Cheryl Wray said...

Staying at home with no kids is absolutely a huge adjustment. I'm trying to get used to it myself. (But I totally agree that grocery shopping without kids is wonderful!!)