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Happy Sunday!

Long weekends are the best, aren’t they? Yesterday, we finally got some time at the house, cleaning up the landscaping, cleaning inside, putting out the fall decor, and just fixing up where we live. It has been a while since we had a chunk of time and cooperating weather to do so, and it is exactly what was needed. Today, Holly has dance practice, and tomorrow she has to march in the local parade with her dance team. While not exactly how I like to spend my holiday, the weather is supposed to be gorgeous, and we are with friends. It could be so much worse.

Holly actually started school on Friday, so we were able to get that first day out of the way. She is already lamenting having to take the bus again after a year of not doing so thanks to her big brother. She has already decided to count down until his return in May so she doesn’t have to take the bus again! The first day was, as you would expect one day before a long weekend, uneventful and completely unproductive. The rest of the week was finishing up her summer dance classes and mentally preparing for the school year.

We talked to Connor a bit last week, and he sounds so happy. His first game/marching band performance was yesterday, so we can’t wait to talk to him today to find out how it went. Plus, he has two weeks of classes under his belt, so it will be interesting to hear how his opinions have changed now that he has started getting to the meat of things.

Jim’s company recently did some reshuffling of the org chart, and he finds himself back into the role for which he was hired after more than a year of juggling two leadership positions at the same time. He’s already complaining that he is bored, but I know he doesn’t miss the stress or frustration of trying to juggle too many balls without letting one of them drop.

Last week was month-end close for me, and next week I head into budget season. I can’t say that this excites me at all but as I am still waiting to land my first freelance client, it pays the bills for now. I can only fervently hope that this year’s process is smoother and shorter than last year’s. I don’t think I can handle this lasting past December 31st for the third year in a row.

Here are past posts from the few last weeks in case you missed them the first time:

I am going to go enjoy the rest of my free time while I can. I hope you are all enjoying your holiday weekends and are filling it with laughter and love and maybe a few books. Have a wonderful Sunday and Monday and a quick and stress-free week!

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