I am really not in a hurry to completely fill my time. Right now I do not have or want to. I want to be around for the kiddos if they need a sick day, or want me to come along on a field trip, if they want a mom who isn't totally exhausted when they get home, or whatever they might need. But I am taking advantage of this time to do some things I haven't had time for before.
Yesterday, I signed up for the Master Gardener's Program through UNR. I am excited about taking the classes, learning more about gardening in the SW, meeting other gardeners and the volunteering to follow. It's all right up my alley, and the timing is perfect. It begins next month.
Today, at the urging of the kiddos, I did the volunteer training at their school, so I can go on fieldtrips, volunteer in the classroom, ect. Keegan is so excited about what he is doing at school, he told me he really wants me to see it ALL. As if I would have a tremendous void in my experience if I did not experience the wonderful that is happening at his school. So now I can. I have loved homeschooling, but now that we are back at a school, I remember what drew me to teaching and schools in the first place. That whole excited energy about discovering new things, and the idea that this is where we come together for the purpose of that discovery. The energy that is created when many people are on that journey together. The kids are just loving it, and I am loving them loving it!
We just booked a trip to Ireland in November, and that always means preparation! I rented a bunch of movies on Ireland for us to watch from Netflix, and will begin deciding how we want to spend our time there. Their school is totally agreeable to them missing time to explore the world, we will just do what we always have done, and create some kind of documentation of our experience to share when they return.
I am hoping to make more of our Christmas gifts this year. The kiddos and I are on a mission to find suitable projects to start soon so we will have time for completion.
I want to get back to yoga class(I was supposed to go today, but...).
And, the house is pretty clean!
It really is all good.