Life has been a little crazy. I started a job at a library about a month after my first semester of grad school ended. For about two months I was learning the ropes and getting acclimated. At the start of month three, I started planning story time for the year. Planning all of the themes, finding the books, finding crafts on Pinterest, and getting the music together. So most of it is together. I now just have to get it all together one month prior. For example, getting all of November pulled and ready to go during October.
As soon as I had my feet ready and going, the second semester of grad school started and everything fell apart for me that first week. Thankfully, I am working less hours at work as I work to balance work, three classes, and my personal/home life. The first three weeks though were rough because Hurrican Harvey was coming (didn’t touch us), my family was losing a cat, all day every day on base with hubs (my work and his guard duties), and then my cat of 17 years died. Let’s just say I was a wreck emotionally, physically, and mentally for all of September.
As for DH, he has been having fun with guard duties after Hurricane Harvey by working on creating an escape room for his squadron. It’s been really fun to watch him light up as he talks about it. I don’t want to give any details away. I have to say that I hope we get to go and do one soon as a little study break for me.
I do have to brag on DH real quick. I have been feeling like a lousy spouse with trying to find how to balance everything. He has been picking up the ball for me on things. I have to remind myself that I don’t nor should I try to do it all by myself. I am not the only one that can cook and clean. It is a constant battle inside of me to let him do stuff around the apartment because I am so particular about how things are done. I am constantly having to remind myself to let it go because as much as I would like to think I am, I am not Wonder Woman or Supergirl.
I am going to try and make this a regular thing with posting. Even if it is once a week or every other week. We’ll see how it goes. Plus it helps. 🙂