Doing Everything And Nothing

How is it that a household can be so busy and yet not really doing anything of substance? Summer is almost gone and I can’t really point to anything that has happened in the last couple of months that would have made it go by so quickly. It’s just POOF! Gone!

Maybe it’s a bunch of little things that when added up create a sense of time being compressed. David has been volunteering for a LOT of overtime so nearly every weekend has him working at least some of the time (helping us pay off debt!). Jack and I have been spending a lot of time together on the weekends building legos, watching Dr. Who, and crafting. Other than that, there hasn’t been a lot of entertaining and our house is only marginally cleaner than it was at the beginning of the summer. Although we did move a few pieces of furniture around and bought some house plants.

At least some of the time has gone to catching up on all the television shows people have been raving about for the last year. We got caught up on Homeland (so good!), watched House of Cards (WOW!), and we’re almost done with Orange is the New Black (addictive!). I’ve zipped through the UK’s version of Being Human (loved it), season 1 of Scandal (meh, but the people are pretty), and the latest season of True Blood (not my favorite season). I’m now onto Luther and worried about running out of streaming shows to watch for free (we have Amazon Prime, HBO & Showtime, and are borrowing a friend’s Netflix)! 😛

Last week our dog had one of his canine teeth pulled and that was quite a production. I’ve never seen him as miserable as he was after that! He’s doing a lot better now but for the first day and a half after, he had no real interest in eating or drinking anything. He was put on three different pain killers and David and I have been taking turns working from home until he’s fit to go back to doggie daycare. He was dancing around like a goofball this morning when I was leaving the house, so I think he’s almost ready to go back.

Yesterday I submitted the five million forms it takes to get Jack registered for school. He starts next Tuesday and we won’t find out until Monday which teacher he will get. We don’t know any of the second grade teachers, so I’m not sure that it matters, but I think he would be more excited about starting back if he knew whether he’s in the same class as his best friend this year. So far he is not interested in going back to school. He has worried more than once that the next day might be a school day, so that has me nervous, as well. After such an easy-breezy summer, I worry we may have a tough transition on our hands. I’m trying not to focus on it too much until it happens, though. One more week to soak in the lack of schedule!

So that is my less-than-exciting update. I am looking forward to Type-A Parent Conference in a little over a month when I am rooming with my girl Jana again! Woohoo! Can’t wait to see my peeps!

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