Saturday, October 1, 2011
Well. It's not that I have neglected my followers (I say followers like I have crowds of people sitting impatiently in front of the computer screen waiting for me to talk about nothing), we have been super, duper, insanely busy lately .
Scott had an employee up and quit about three weeks ago. Because of the grill cook's unexpected departure, he has been doing extra work which entails extra hours. After working long hours and answering responses to his craigslist ad, I think he finally has caught up. Today he stated, several times, "This is the best day ever." Now, as much as I like to think he said this because we've had a nice family day, I'm a realist and I realize it is because for the past seven hours he has burrowed himself into the corner of our couch, flipping between various college football games and the Cardinals' game, while me (his wife) didn't say a word to him (because I'm busy working on school), his son is at a friend's house and the girls have been quietly playing by themselves. I suppose after a rough few weeks at work, I'm cool with whatever makes him happy.
Jackson has adjusted well to school and his busy football schedule. The first few weeks were rough, but he seems to be doing much better. He is doing better in school and slowly making progress on the football field. He is still a little timid when it comes to tackling and blocking, but I think once the concept that he actually has to hit people "clicks", he will be a very good ball player. Tonight he is spending the night with one of his teammates. This was a HUGE step for me. This is the first time he has spent the night at friend's house. I think I handled it surprisingly well. I miss him though.
AidaAida is back in school as well. She has preschool two days a week, dance once a week, and music every other week. She has grown up so much in the past couple of months.
Ivie has started to walk! She learned, just this weekend, that walking is way more fun than her funky hitch crawl. She has been walking, rather drunkenly, around the house. I can't believe my baby, my last child is walking!
Well, this time around law school isn't as "fun" or "exciting", but it is not as excruciatingly hard either. Now, don't get me wrong, it is hard and a shit ton of work, but this year, since I know what to expect, I have managed my work load much, much better. I've already started preparing myself for finals, which I think has made the end less scary. I still spend most of my time briefing, outlining, and preparing for class, but I do this with much more confidence than I did last year. This semester I am taking Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Civil Procedure.