I have really been slammed for the past week, getting ready to do two presentations tomorrow at the Online News Assn event in Nashville, working at my job, working on some freelance projects, blogging at Babble and at the News Sentinel (I wrote about disgraced, gay preacher Ted Haggard today). I also just started a Facebook group for my church, and will be helping with the church communications committee. I am excited about helping with that.
I’ve been so busy lately that I finally broke down and hired myself a new housecleaner-helper-person to come for a few hours once a week. It’s been two years since I had someone to help us with housework regularly. Jon is opposed to paying anyone to do this, but he let me decide (he’s crazy busy right now too, studying for the CPA exam, plus it’s tax season).
Can I just tell you that it is HEAVENLY to come home to a clean(er) house one day a week? It makes a huge difference for me. And the person I found is so sweet, and she does a great job, and uses all earthy crunchy cleaning supplies. It’s great. Money well spent, if you ask me.
The kids are all busy, too. J had her first real, non-family, paid babysitting job last night. She seems to have enjoyed it, and she’s proud that she earned enough money to pay for her mall/movie outing on Friday night. She will also find out today whether she got a part in the school play; we all have fingers crossed. She took acting classes last spring and seems to have a real knack, so I am happy to see her getting involved in school drama. She’ll have more opportunities for that in high school. Also on the J front, the doctor says the sinus attacks she is getting are likely allergies, and has prescribed Flonase. I hope it helps, because they’ve been getting worse suddenly.
Jon and I have decided to begin weaning C from our bed. I plan to do it the same way I did it with her siblings. We are going to put a futon on the floor in our bedroom, and I will lie down with her there to get her to sleep, and will go to her there when she wakes during the night, instead of bringing her into our bed. Then, when she is ready for her own room and bed, we will just use the futon in her new big-girl bed. I don’t think I will be ready to move her into another room for a good while yet, though. Plus, the room that will eventually be her bedroom is currently being used as Jon’s office, and as I mentioned above, he’s pretty busy these days. Once he is through the worst of his stuff, the room itself will need painting and fixing before we move C into it.
So yeah, we are busy. Yeah. But better too much to do than not enough!
UPDATE: J got the lead in the play! I am so happy for her