Saturday, August 27, 2022
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Sydney moved into her college dorm on Thursday. We have officially moved out the last of the children. What a strange feeling to have just the two of us rattling around the house together. Good thing we still like each other!
I did manage to finish the binding on her t-shirt quilt just in time. She was very specific about which quilts to include and where to put them. It starts with her daisy girl scout shirt and ends with senior powder puff. So many memories!
Saturday, August 13, 2022
The first week of the school year is officially done! It is so nice that we almost always start on a short week. Such a huge change to not be in the classroom every day. I am having plenty of time with the kids though, and they are starting to come in for help with resumes and applications. Lots of training so far and figuring out what I am supposed to be accomplishing.
The family was all in Virginia this week moving Anna into her new apartment at Virginia Tech. She is having fun getting settled in. Because she was in dorm for 4 years of undergrad, this is her first apartment, and she is full of questions about how to do things like setting up electricity and getting and Wi-Fi router. Sydney will move into her dorm on Thursday and we will officially be empty nesters. What a strange thought! All those years of raising kids and having them around all the time just to suddenly have them all move out.
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Counting down the days until school begins for real. I think things might calm down a bit then. I am probably wrong about that though. I have managed over the years of RSC to curate a nice collection of orange. A few are already trimmed into squares and strips for my blocks this month. I will have some time to sew orange today, but I also need to make the flags for our homerooms. I will probably pop into work for a bit and try to get some things ready for the start of school. We will train the teachers on homeroom Tuesday, the day before the kids come back. Then we will meet with homerooms every day for the first week which should give us a chance to start decorating our flags. I had a 4 hour training session on Thursday when I finally got a full picture of how the new job is supposed to work. All summer I kept asking when the training would begin. Somebody dreamed up the job, funded the job at every secondary school and that somebody had have a clear vision of what we are all supposed to be accomplishing. So now my head is full to bursting with new information and things to do.