Living my new normal

school supplies

  • Ah! Charlie's ped in Fairfax had sent out a notice warning that Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease is going around. I'm sorry that C has it. Hopefully, he will feel better soon.

    I relate too well to the whole family thing. If we end up on the same flight to Phoenix, we can commiserate. :)

    The prospective new job sounds exciting. You'll have to tell me what you finally ended up including on your resume. I think I'm in the same boat when Charlie starts school.

    Here's to hoping everything works out!!!!


  • Nicki -

    I agree that it's great that you are prepping for C going to school in baby steps - good idea to get the school supplies now so that it doesn't all happen at once.  I also really like your idea of working part-time - and it sounds like you have a good idea of what you want to do, and that it will be fulfilling to you.  

    I'm so sorry for all the drama you're dealing with with your in-laws.  And also so sorry to hear that C is sick.  Lucia had hand, foot, mouth when she was about 10 months old, and it was awful :(  I hope that he fights it off soon and is back to himself in no time!



  • The doctor told us that they have seen an influx of the hand foot and mouth in the past couple of weeks.  so it's going around.

  • Oh....poor little guy!!  I hope he's feeling much better now!  Ansley rarely gets sick, but I watch her like a hawk and get that anxious feeling when she does....11 years later!!  

    School supplies make me anxious too, but only because I spend way too much time worrying about things that never happen.  Overprotective should be stamped on my forehead!!!  Glad he's got a new cool bookbag for school this year.  We took the kids to see that movie yesterday!

    A part time job sounds like a good idea.  Having too much time to think isn't always a good thing!  I hope it works out for you.  



  • Hi Nikki. Sending you lots of warm thoughts -- and good luck on the job.


  • Yes it is going around here too! My two younger girls have had it before when they went to daycare. I do know that adults can get it also and the symptoms can be worse so be careful.

    I think we can all commiserate to some degree on in-laws. Luckily I don't talk to mine at all anymore, it's so peaceful and eliminated a huge amount of stress from my marriage.

    Can't wait to hear all about the new job. Just as long as you can still make it to SU. :) You should totally add SYS to your resume. That's a huge task and you have done awesome.