Girlie is entering her Senior Year and hasn't been all that wild about figuring out what she would like to do after high school. She wants to go to college, but isn't really ready to face it. Well, this week we began the process of figuring out the "where". After visiting three colleges out of state, and what feels like a million miles in the car, she has one in-state and two out of state colleges in mind. All three are winners for me, but there is still a mountain of paperwork and the question of how to pay for it all. If you haven't had a reason to pay attention to the cost of a college education, all I can say is WOW! The sticker shock is UNBELIEVABLE. I'm going to think about all that "later".
I started setting up my classroom (where did the summer go??). Thursday and Friday I went to work to begin the process. The first couple days in the building are always spent catching up with friends, unpacking storage areas, and trying to wrap my head around the fact that it's actually time to begin again. I have tons of things to do at home (labels, packets, planning), so I probably won't make another trek in until Wednesday. We'll see. Once I get back into the groove of things, it's hard to stay away! Next Friday is kindergarten orientation... ready or not, here they come!
On the home front, I tore out another carpet! Bubba's room is now carpet free and it is such an improvement! Oh, the floor underneath leaves much to be desired, but that funky odor that was hanging around (boy funk, cat funk, carpet cleaner smell) is gone. Hooray! I did have a moment of anxiety over the fact that we don't have a plan to have it replaced for a while, but it needed to be done. Again, I'm just pushing everything off and believing that this will all somehow work out.
I guess those are the major highlights. I also managed to attend three meetings, bag up and deliver items for donation, do some back to school shopping, go to an anniversary party, hang out with friends, get my hair cut, and take Girlie to volleyball practice and work (because, ya' know, the whole truck thing....which is working itself out, too. It's not totaled. I'm glad about that. Right?).
Nothing feels "finished", but lots of little things have been checked off the ever growing list of "poo2do".
So, I guess it depends on how you look at it :)