Happy Sunday, my friends! How are you this week? I am writing this as I gaze out on a dreary landscape. Cloudy and rainy, of all things, with snow that is most definitely past its prime. It would be a great day to stay inside, but alas, as you know, that is never in the cards these days.
Jim is back home again after being gone for yet another week. This time, he gets to stay home for five whole nights before he heads back out on his fourth business trip of the year. I think this is his last one for a while, but I also refuse to look at the calendar to confirm that. I am afraid the truth would be too depressing.
This past Friday, Holly and I attended the local Janesville Area Creativity (JAC) Awards ceremony. Several of her fellow teammates were nominated for individual awards, as was the team itself and one of her team directors. Plus, one of my great friends was nominated for Best Art Instructor. I was not certain what to expect, as this was our first time attending the event, but we all had a blast. Plus, the team took home several awards. It was a fun night watching some amazing performances and spending time with friends. Events like that make you realize how much talent exists in your local area.
Rehearsals for this year’s ballet started yesterday. Trying to find time for all of the main cast to rehearse in between regular dance classes and team rehearsals has proven nearly impossible, so she will be adding more dance time during the week. In fact, her ballet instructor will be picking her up from school just to fit in some time. I worry about the extra time during the week, but at the same time, I know she is ecstatic to get started. If ever I wonder whether she has lost her enthusiasm for dancing, I just watch her face at practices or watch her dance around the house to know that she most definitely has not.
Of course, work and taking care of the kids filled most of my time this week, as usual, but I did continue my goal of posting something once a day and even added a fun new feature, My Favorite Things. This is on top of the regular weekly reading recap, What’s For Dinner?, and Fabulous Friday posts. For reviews, I shared my thoughts on City of Blades and The Swans of Fifth Avenue. Please check them out if you have not had the chance to do so yet!
Connor is busy with school and working on his Forensics performance piece. He also has been active in the pep band and jazz band and working on his piece for the upcoming solo and ensemble contest. We received his report card for the first semester and were thrilled to note that he finally pulled off a 4.0. I know he is relieved to prove to himself that he can do it, and Jim and I are just happy he finally figured out what he needs to do to live up to his potential.
Really, other than the awards ceremony, the week was pretty uneventful. Work has been quiet but will pick up with month-end close starting on Monday. Jim leaves on Wednesday, so at least I have two days of help this week. Otherwise, we all continue to plod along as our schedule dictates. These are the days of our lives, after all.
I hope you are all finding some time to relax and recuperate this Sunday. I wish you a wonderful day and hope you have an even more fantastic week. Take care, and I will meet you here next week!
Girl, you definitely have your hands full. Here’s hoping Jim doesn’t have to travel as much in the coming weeks (months?).
Nah, this is the quiet time of year! Try me in April, and then we will talk busy!
Even though your week is expected to be uneventful for some reason you still sound busy!
Peter Pan ended last night. It was an easy show and I only had to work backstage twice (one dress rehearsal and one show) when I normally work like 5 shows so for me, it was the easiest show yet and has probably spoiled me for other shows. After seeing Pan, The Teen said he is thinking about returning to community theatre. What??
Tonight I have a track parent meeting, of which The Girl has already told me I could go by myself to. She is so tired and crabby that I may just leave her home even though it’s a meet the coach night. Whatev.
I am about to go to the podiatrist for my foot. I decided to come to work first. I know, why?? Stupid.
You are a dedicated woman, that’s why you went to work first!
It doesn’t surprise me the Teen wants to try community theater again. I’m sure it was very difficult for him to sit in the audience rather than to be on stage.
I am so glad you had an easy production week this time! I know they usually run you ragged, so you deserve a break from working backstage for the entire week.
Hats off to you! I don’t know how you do it. I think I’d go crazy that many weeks of single-moming in a row! I hope you get a break soon…
Thanks, Amanda! I just put my head down and get it done. I am hoping that this week is the end of the travel for a while.
Your life is so busy, Michelle, but I know you love watching your kids find their way and their paths in life. As you describe their activities, your love for them just shines out. It’s very sweet. And I know you miss your husband and his help with all things ‘kid-house-life’ related. My Dad used to travel a lot, but my mother didn’t work so I guess it was easier? Probably not. Well, glad you have him for a few days – have a good week – always enjoy reading what you want to share with us!
Thanks, Kay! I do love watching them. It makes all of the gas spend and fees paid worth every penny!
I’m glad you have your hubby home to help for a few days. I’m sure that’s a relief! Your kiddos are so busy, but I’m so impressed with how much they excel in everything. You have raised some awesome kids!
I hope you get to relax a bit today. Hopefully this week won’t be too stressful! Happy Sunday!
Thanks, Brandie! They work their tails off, which is more important to me than doing well. Holly especially understands the importance of practicing forever and giving it 100 percent no matter what. She more than Connor understands that great performances come after hours and hours of sweat and tears.