Since I last wrote (way back in February) we found, bought, and moved into a new house. That process consumed much of my time and mental energy this spring. This house is the ninth house Neil and I have lived in since moving in together in 2008. It feels so good to be somewhere that we see ourselves staying for years to come.
What we're doing this month:
- Traveling to Northern Virginia for my cousin's high school graduation
- Celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary
- Celebrating HP's fourth birthday
- Getting caught up on appointments--dentist for me and Neil, well-check for HP, eye doc for HP
Finish unpacking the house. All of the stuff we use every day is unpacked (kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms), but we still need to find a home for everything that was in the garage and the guest room at the old house. I also want to get what little art we have hung on the walls.
Write a little every day, even if only for fifteen minutes. I'd like to get back in the habit and need to figure out what time of day works best. Early mornings are hard (see below) since I am on parenting duty starting in the five o'clock hour. Being productive in the evenings never seems to work for me as all I want to do at the end of the day is read a book or chat with Neil. HP rests for an hour every day, so using a chunk of that time is likely my best bet.
Be in bed by 8:30 with lights out by 9. I know that sounds insanely early to most people, but it is what needs to happen for me to be a fully functioning human all day long. E is up by 5:15 or 5:30 every morning. I am fine waking up that early, but start to crash in the late afternoon if I haven't gotten enough sleep.
Research and possibly apply for a part-time job. There is a position I saw advertised that looks like it could be a great fit in terms of my interests and skills. I need to find out more about the exact time commitment as the posting was vague, then decide if I want to move forward.
June, I am already loving your long summer days; I look forward to a great month together.