Well, I'm sitting here at 6:36 and realizing I haven't written a blog post for this week. So this is going to be a brain dump/life lately kind of post. Hopefully it makes some sort of sense :)
Last week, my current job, which was supposed to go until October 9th, and had previously been extended by one week, got extended until December 18th! Yes, I will be working full-time until December 18th, which is both awesome and intimidating. I am working at the school board main office so I go into work every day. I miss being in the schools but love having consistent work.
This means that Dave and I have basically switched lives -- I'm the one heading out of the house every morning and he's the one getting the kids off to school and then working from home. Last week he got to experience the joy of working from home with a sick kid. There are some things about our role reversal that I don't really mind :)
I'm hoping and praying (and crossing all my fingers and toes and wishing upon stars) that this weekend we are Covid test free. Yep, every weekend for the past three weekends, one (or more) of us have been getting Covid tests or waiting on results or waiting to get tested. Thankfully, they have all come back negative but I'm done now...
My "big" dilemma these days is that I want to schedule our Fall family photos but I don't really want to get haircuts. Will everybody's Christmas cards have the "2020 lack of haircut" look or is it just our family? Also, normally I don't write a Christmas letter, but I'm wondering if I have to write a Christmas "note" to explain the 2020 hair? Or will everyone just automatically know? Yes, these are the thoughts occupying my brain space these days...
I'm worship leading on Sunday at church. Due to some miscommunication, I was up at 5:30 this morning putting the finishing touches on the service. Now my focus will be on figuring out how to write up the scripture in such a way that Sam and Rachel can share the reading of it together on Sunday. I guess I do have a bit more on my mind than haircuts and photos!
I'm so thrilled that the Tampa Bay Rays and the LA Dodgers won their respective series. I can't wait to watch some World Series baseball. However, I wish some of the games would start a little earlier. This is totally Eastern Standard Time centrality, and I completely recognize that, but I want to watch baseball and still get to bed in a timely matter. For those of you who don't hang on every moment of baseball, all the World Series games start at 8pm EST which means they might be over by 10:30 or 11pm at the earliest... Ugh. I want to watch baseball and go to bed early.
Speaking of baseball, Sam has his last two games of baseball for Fall on Thursday and Friday this week. Last night his coaches asked the kids to send their "walk up music" requests. Yep, Sam will have personalized walk up music for his last at bats and I am so here for it!!! (He picked "Natural" by Imagine Dragons.)
I had my first meeting of a new book club last night. It was with some very dear blog friends and it was so much better than I imagined it might be. Blogging has brought so much good to my life and I really do appreciate each and every one of you who reads here. 2020 has been such a hard year in so many ways but the fact that it has normalized connecting over Zoom with friends near and far is such a gift. I miss hanging out in person with my friends who live nearby but I love that I can hang out on Zoom with friends in another country.
Okay, that's my random brain dump for today. If you made it this far, I applaud you. Come back on Friday for my photo heavy Fall challenge post.