Sunday, August 24, 2008

About that "see you in a week thing"...

So, it's been a month since I've written anything. I honestly don't know where the time has gone. Ok..I do know. I have a husband who doesn't work during the summer, and we've been enjoying a lot of family time. If anyone ever proposed that the schools here should go to the year-round system without the big, long summer holiday, I think I would find that person and club them over the head. Not that I'm a violent person, I just think that if you have to deal with thirty 14 year olds for a good portion of the year, I think you have duly earned two months off.

Our honeymoon was amazing. I love Paris. Even when no one could understand what I was saying and looked to Don to translate. We managed to eat for a week, not get lost, and see everything we wanted to possibly see. We had exactly one guided tour (on our second day), and we quickly learned that we are not tour people. For the rest of the time, we did our own thing. We didn't go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower, mainly because I don't like waiting in long lines. We didn't do a tour of Notre Dame, for the same reason. We did happen upon Eglise St. Sulpice, and marvelled at its quiet magnitude.

Now we have to sort through the thousands of pictures that we both took.

We're all getting settled into a ritual of normalcy. I've moved out of the front line at work, and I do reception. It's better all around...it's less stress and less random. I know when I'm scheduled, I have my lunch break at the same time every day, and I know what I have to do on any given day.

Olivia will be getting used to a set schedule too. She starts Kindergarten in September. It will be so good for her, but the first few days will be rough -- they go full days, every other day. The two hours of preschool that she had wore her out. But, she's ready -- she has about half a dozen words that she can print without any help, and she's starting to read on her own. Ballet will be starting up soon, too.

School will be starting up soon too for Don -- both teaching, and attending. He's decided to start his master's this year, so that will add a little more busyness to our lives, but it will be so worth it.

So, not much has happened in the last month, but as Don says...it's the little moments where life is lived.

2 Comments:

Blogger Deb said...

So glad you had a wonderful time in Paris.

Quick sewing question. Do you have a trick with buttonholes. Is it the machine or the skill. Mine have become a problem.

Deb

Sep 1, 2008, 9:27:00 AM  
Blogger kim said...

For buttonholes, I really think it's a crapshoot. I have a really good machine, and I've cranked out some horrendous buttonholes. (And my machine does all the work.) I have better results when the fabric is well-stabilized, and I'm not rushing it.

With my machine, it's usually one side looks good, and the other is crappy (can't remember if it's the forward or backwards pass.) When that happens, I carefully re-sew the side bits after I've cut the hole with a tiny satin stitch.

I'm working on some satin PJs for Olivia, so I'll report on my success. Or lack thereof. :D

Sep 2, 2008, 12:40:00 AM  

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