Sunday, June 19, 2016

Catching up....

Whew...where has the time gone?

I'm definitely NOT into the glorification of "busy" but I have no other reason to explain my blogging absence. The good news is that for the most part it has been "good" busy.

We just returned today from a weekend of camping with my dad. That's two camping trips within 5 weeks...I should go in the Guinness book for that...this city girl actually tolerating liking camping. We can leave out the part where 2 nights is my limit and then I HAVE to get home. My dad bought a small fishing boat since last trip so he, Oscar and Ethan enjoyed going out fishing. I also enjoyed (immensely) the 3+ hours alone to READ MY BOOK! Yay!!

Last Tuesday was finally my last day of school/work. While we could leave at 12noon, I was not done with everything until 1pm...and then not really as I submitted the last 4 pages of the yearbook that night from home. *sigh* Glad that ship has sailed.

Not only was it my last day of the school year, but the last day working there. I put in six years there and it was simply time to go...along with 15 other people!! If that doesn't speak volumes, I'm not sure what does. #SoManyIssues  Most of us who have left are also meeting with HR. #EnoughSaid

I start my rocking new gig on July 7th. While I'm super excited for a new adventure, with great benefits and a little more pocket money (thank goodness) it was also at the loss of those cherished summers off (with Ethan). So this year I have 3 weeks with him, including our trip to Michigan and will start the day after we get back. He is super excited to be attending 3 weeks of a summer camp that we heard GREAT things about. Bonus: driving by said camp last week, we saw TWO of his friends there! #GodIsLookingOutForUs  Seriously, while exciting, this change has also come with it's share of stress. It's a lot of change. Ethan will also attend (gasp!) public school next year. Initially, this was hard for me, but only because we've ONLY known Catholic school for him. Both Oscar and I went to public school and survived and the one we are zoned for has a great reputation. Another positive of this change, there will be 120+ 3rd graders there. His old school will have 50 at best, with a lackluster friend pool, if I'm being completely honest. In the end, I'm SO looking forward to new opportunities for him, but also the chance to simply be a MOM at the school and NOT an employee.

Though I worked in a Catholic school for the last 6 years, I struggle with the belief that God is in control...but seriously over the past 2 months, I don't know what else can explain some of the things that have happened.  Maybe that's His way of helping me believe.

Anyway, I may not be around too much over the next few weeks as we will be packing in as much summer fun as possible before I start my new job 8am-5pm, M-F...back to the business world.


~**Dawn**~ said...

I think the nice thing about God (ok, one of the nice things LOL) is that, even though we all go through periods of doubt, He reminds as He's got our backs, no matter how often we think He doesn't. Many, many times, I would shake my fists and ask "WTH, GOD??" only to realize that...maybe I didn't really know what I needed, but He did. Hooray for good things ahead!

*krystyn* said...

Exactly! I think also being around my coworkers who also left this year helped show/remind me that He is in control and looking out for me/us.