Happy Labor Day weekend to all American readers! I know everyone in my family is thankful for the extra day of rest, not that we will be resting. Given that this is the last peaceful weekend until November, we are busy cleaning and organizing and preparing the house for colder weather. Thankfully, the weather is gorgeous, making those outside chores less unpleasant and the inside ones comforting. Don’t worry. This long weekend won’t be all work and no play. Everyone wants to get in some extra sleep and relaxation before we all go back to school and work on Tuesday.
Speaking of school, Holly met her fifth grade teacher on Thursday, and I am very impressed. Her use of technology through social media, QR codes for book trailers, cartoons, online reading challenges, and the like is phenomenal. I love seeing teachers embrace technology so firmly and think outside the box when it comes to learning methods. I am thoroughly excited to see Holly embrace the unusual learning styles and thrive as I know she will.
Connor had his first cross-country meet on Wednesday. It was not the start we were hoping to see from Connor, but on the bright side, things can only improve. Even his coach was shocked at his subpar performance. Hopefully, he knows what caused his poor performance and will work on it. His next meet is in two weeks, so there is plenty of time for improvement.
This was my first week at work without my manager and having to fill in for her role while the hunt is on for a new controller. It wasn’t horrible, but this week will be the real test. Month-end close procedures were never much fun when we were fully staffed, and everyone knew what they were doing. Now, we are down two people in the department and have to essentially teach ourselves how to do everything. I expect long hours, few breaks, and insanely busy days, but it will all get done. That is the light at the end of the tunnel.
Reviewed this week:
- Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
- Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore
- Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
- We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
I hope everyone has a wonderful, productive and relaxing weekend. Happy Sunday!
Haven’t been by in a long while but glad to read all is well. Shame about the work issues and hope they find someone soon.
Love the new look too! happy reading and take care.
Thanks, lady! Glad to have you back!
Busy, hellish weeks tend to make the week fly by so I hope that is the case for you.
I hope everything goes well at work. Relax and enjoy yourselves before the work/school week starts.
Thanks, Natasha! That is exactly my plan for the day!
I hope month end isn’t too horrible for you – the dept I work in has been short staffed and I’ve seen the stress it has put on my friends at month end and the quarter. No fun!
Hope you’re enjoying the longer weekend! 🙂
No fun at all! I would love for this to be a one-time-only experience, but I know that even if they hire someone within the next month, there is still a training period.
I am thoroughly enjoying the longer weekend. Have a great Monday!
Enjoy your weekend and make sure to get some rest so you’re ready for your crazy work week!
Thanks, Lisa! I’m working on it!