Seems like we're all working on putting pieces back together...
those recovering from storms and floods...
getting the kiddos back into school mode...
looking for work...
whatever each one of us has to deal with these days.
Hard to believe its the first day of September!
Where the heck did summer go?
The past few days here it has felt like fall.
I don't mind a bit.
But I'm not a fan of the heat.
Speaking of fans...
we did get our tickets.
They were send to a wrong address.
we know the people that they were sent to.
So we drove over and picked them up.
But how curious is that?
Tonight we will have little N again.
The man had an interview for a job today.
Who knows how that will go.
We've gotten used to doing interviews
and no longer bother hoping for this one or that one.
They all seem to go well.
But there are so many people interviewing for every job out there.
The odds aren't with anyone.
Kind of makes me miss the old days
of nepotism and the old boys networks...
when you could get a job just because you knew someone.
What will be will be.
I have a friend coming down to visit today.
We used to work at the same school.
She was the cook.
Her husband was the music teacher.
I am really looking forward to seeing her.
Speaking of that school.
The year before Squeaky would have graduated,
they closed our high school section.
This last year they closed our middle school.
Gone is our little K-12 family.
It is my understanding that next year will be the last
year that even the grammar school remains.
The pieces of that puzzle have all fallen apart.
They are down to four teachers
and a half time principal.
My job vanished with the middle school.
Guess I got out while the getting was good.
Its a blessing in many ways.
Obviously I would have been wrangling for work,
though I had seniority and could have taken someones
job up district.
I would have felt bad about that.
It would have meant a half an hour on the freeway each direction...
which would have meant wear and tear on the car and gas.
Not to mention frozen road situations.
Mostly I am blessed to have a good relationship going.
Someone to share things and thoughts with regularly.
I have a much nicer home.
My family has doubled,
though my friends have become more distant, space wise.
I have an active life in a place where there are museums,
concerts, events and of course my Ducks.
Life is sweeter.
My puzzle is steadily filling in.
I like the picture.
Here we are on the cusp of a major holiday weekend.
Will you be doing anything special?
We are planning a quiet...
first game of the year party for two.
All the trimmings in smaller bowls.
I suspect there will be yelling and cheering.
It will be fun to see how the new line up goes.
I have faith.
I anticipate celebration!
And will be grateful not to have to drive home...
only to fall into bed when that time comes.
Whatever you are doing this holiday...