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So here’s the thing.

Last night was KIP’s huge annual auction and fundraiser. I was in charge of check-out (a bigger operation than  I’d expected due to the difficulty of getting a credit-card machine for the night) and, with Matt, co-in charge of the music. KIP has been terrific for Simon; I was happy to be able to help.

Today, Simon fell ill. I am sorry he’s sick, but happy to take care of him. He is, as he tells me every night, my Valentine, my little bunny, my special boy, my sunshine, and my little bits.

Later tonight, cousins Arnold and Jane arrive from California to attend the funeral of an extended family member. I’m glad they feel comfortable in my house and am always happy to have them and simplify their travel.

Tuesday, little Agotich will arrive at my house at 7:00 a.m., per her usual schedule. Last week Simon asked about her every day, and Agotich called me Mama. I am happy to be able to help her family and facilitate her preschool experience.

Tuesday night is my first group run with the No Boundaries Couch to 5 K program. I’m happy to have the support and structure to get in shape.

Wednesday, my mom is having some surgery. I’ll be spending the better part of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with her. I moved back home in part to fulfill family responsibilities. I’m more than happy to be there for her.

Friday is a teacher training day at KIP, so Simon won’t be at school in the morning that day. I’m glad that KIP takes training seriously; I’m  happy to have Simon home one day to allow for it. Also Friday, and maybe Sunday too, Matt and I will be watching a friend’s child whose care just fell through. The girl, Ruby, is one of Simon’s best friends, and I’m always happy to get those two together. Consider the photo opps!

Sometimes this week, I’ve also got a due-date for a freelance editing project. I’m happy to brush off my slightly rusty Hebrew and work with my old boss and friend at EKS again.

But you know what I’m really, really not happy about? THAT IT’S ALL HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME.

Seriously. I’ve only ticked off the first item in that list and I’m already feeling overwhelmed!

And you know what else I’m not happy about? That I’ve spent 6+ hours today getting my cluttered, dirty, neglected house in order for guests and that my mom won’t be here to see it! By the time she’s back on her feet, we’ll be back to square one again.

3 Responses to “Synchronicity”

  1. bethnbobinnc says:

    Hang in there, darlin’! I don’t envy you this week, but it sounds like you’re handling it pretty well. :)

  2. Amanda says:

    I know what you mean–all perfectly nice things, but when it rains it pours. Hang in there!

  3. blg says:

    Good luck with all this, Jess. I have had the same thing happen to me – usually weekends in the summer. I am thrilled and looking forward to each single event, but in the aggregate they are overwhelming.

    I hope both your mom and Simon are feeling better real soon.


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