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Hanging on by a Thread

I’m still here. Barely, but hanging on. October is always a busy month for us, but this October, THIS OCTOBER, has set the bar at a new level. Here’s some of what has been happening:

  • Matt was on call for a week.
  • Then he traveled to North Carolina for a week.
  • Then he started a new job (same company, new role, more later).
  • Somewhere in there, it was Yom Kippur, and Simon’s second 5K of the Fall.
  • Then he turned 8, which involved one trip to school, one friends party, and one family party. That weekend was a little over-booked.
  • But NOT as overbooked as the next weekend, which involved a soccer tournament in Cincinnati. We drove there and back twice, and still managed to fit in a friend’s birthday party Saturday night and a tennis clinic Sunday afternoon.
  • Then this week we made up for all that not being around by trying to cram in making a Halloween costume and finishing a school project while also having regular week-night soccer practices.
  • It’s a new scholarship cycle to organize for the Sudanese Refugee Education Fund.
  • I’m planning a home insulation blitz with the CRC and Project Warm.
  • I compiled a school directory and organized a PTA art competition for Brandeis.
  • I’m incorporating a group of neighbors into an association to deal with my neighbor’s (still) illegal duplex.
  • Matt had (very) minor surgery this week.

Needless to say, my pantry is empty and my bathrooms are dirty. But Marvin the Martian promises to rock, Simon picked up a lot of practical skills while figuring out how to construct a timeline of the universe, turning 8 really was great, and the other stuff is coming together.

But man, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I look forward to a relaxing weekend of soccer, tennis, drum lessons, a pilates class, cleaning, grocery shopping, and doing piles of laundry, and getting in a decent run. It’s going to feel like a two-day nap in comparison.

Is it November yet?



One Response to “Hanging on by a Thread”

  1. goldsteinrita says:

    Almost, and one bright spot in all this is that you will have one extra hour. Don’t forget to set your clocks back.

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