But am I?
In the summer, my whole entire life shifts. I spend time
So here I am. It's freaking August and I have a zillion blog posts that I want to write but I just keep putting them off because, well....summer. I have a serious Vitamin D addiction. (I want that on a T-shirt-- who can hook me up?) There are so many things I want to write about, including (but not limited to!):
* Charlie's miraculous swimming lessons
* Having "Milk Fever" (That's what Mastitis was called hundreds of years ago and did you know, that women DIED from this before antibiotics were available?!)
* Traveling to St. Louis
* Hanging out at the Waterloo Arboretum
* My Yoga Conference
* Hanging out at Holiday Lake
* Ellie's Birthday
* Our Northwods Getaway
This always seems to happen. Summer starts out just like a vacation; where the days seem to stretch endlessly before you and you just relax into them. And then, halfway through summer (or the vacation week), you realize just how fast the days are passing and that in equal parts time, you'll be back to the grind (or packing up school supplies and heading back to work).
The upcoming school year is going to contain some big changes for Spahnville. Not only is Anna starting at a new daycare, and Charlie is heading into Kindergarten, but I will be working an additional 2 1/2 days per week. The story is long but basically, I'm helping out in the GC district this year while they figure out what the future counseling position will look like (aka: they get their shit together). I'm hesitant to take afternoons away from being with Anna, but I'm excited to work in the same school with Charlie and get to know his peers and teachers. In the end, I know this is just another thing to pass, and we can get through anything for a year. Be sure to note my optimism now, in August, because I'm fairly certain that by October I'll be cursing this whole idea.
And hopefully by then, I'll have updated the blog and given you a little glimpse into our summer.
In the meantime, if you want a little glimpse into our daily lives, check out this beautiful video that my friend/ doula/ photographer made for us. We chose this over a traditional 9 month photo shoot and I couldn't be happier. What do you think? (Click on the link below to view the slideshow)