I just finished downloading both of my daughter's syllabi and assignment schedules for the upcoming school year. I also printed off our supply lists for grade 4, grade 6 and grade 8 for all three of my kids. I joined all the new online classes for my daughters, whom I school at home. We school part time at home and part time at an academy. Well, one day a week . . . not sure if that qualifies as part time or not?
This year I will be working full time at the academy . . . just one day a week at the academy and then at home the rest of the week following up with the teachers on schedules and syllabus updates and getting those out to all the families once a week. I'm super excited to be part of the amazing team where my girls go to school. I am also keeping a position I started at the end of May that I have been super quiet about.
I will continue my work with a local commercial real estate company in creating all their flyers and media work. I started on a trial basis because I didn't know if I would like it or not. They were super supportive of me telling them I might quit after two weeks, but I have decided to stick with it! So, now I go from a SAHM, home educating blogging momma and all around chauffeur to a blogging mom working outside of the home, working two part time jobs that equal a full time job. Totally not where I saw myself when I graduated from college . . . but here I am none the less.
This past summer has literally disappeared in a blink. I mean it rained nearly every single day in the month of June here in Chicago (so not joking). My daughters and I went away to sleep-away camp in June. My son and hubbie went camping in Tennessee for a week in June. We spent 10 glorious days in Iowa with extended family for a family vacation at the end of June and into July. My youngest daughter got braces in July. We went to museums, water parks, pools, beaches, carnivals and fairs and zoos and parks for the remainder of July.
We are now in the month of August and time is just creeping up on us and we will be back to setting alarms for 6 am again. Oh, how I dread those mornings!! I have to be honest here and say, I am not a morning person. I like to stay up really late at night and watch Netflix. Anybody with me here? There is nothing I like better to do when everyone is sleeping . . . and totally not bothering or interrupting me . . . then watch Netflix. I can't tell you how many shows I have discovered and caught up on this summer!
I'm currently squeezing in the last days of summer with some amazing shows. My kids "own" Netflix during the day, so I can only watch in the wee hours of the night anyway. During these last few weeks of summer my tween daughters are watching a NEW favorite on Netflix.