I am so glad it is Saturday! This was a crazy week filled with LOTS of driving and business. My FIL's surgery went well, but it was day surgery, so he had to go back into the doctor every day this week. Andy drove back and forth to his parents' house every day this week (it's about an hour away). He was glad that I told him to take vacation this week. It really helped him to feel less stressed about the week, and he was able to spend time with his Dad.
I worked a lot of odd hours this week. I have to do some creative scheduling these days. They have hired back all of the laid-off teachers to assist with peak. What has happened as a result is that I am getting only the first hour of my availability, but not the other 2 (I normally teach 7-10 every night, but am only getting 7-8). As a result, I am having to add the 6 pm shift to my schedule, and try to add other hours as they come up. Last night, I taught 6-8 and 9-10. I hate having splits like that because it kind of ruins my momentum and I am exhausted for that last hour.
Next week, I teach at 6 PM every night. The downside of this is that Andy will literally walk in the door and I will have to go teach. I'll have dinner ready for him and the kids, and he'll feed the kids. I have to take advantage of this because late in the Spring, hours will fall off until Fall. What's the phrase? Make hay while the sun shines.
Speaking of which, Andy and I are really starting to realize how bright Michael is. I mean, we knew it, but he is putting together concepts without us talking about it. For example, this morning, I was telling the boys that much of the snow was going to melt today (40 degrees, lots of rain, YUCK!). He said to me, "Mom, then the sun will come out, and it will get warmer and the leaves will grow on the trees." Now, I know that isn't quite right in that we are in the North and we have a lot of winter still ahead, but I don't think that at 4 my older boys realized these things. I remember having to point out the seasons to them. He just kind of figures things out. I wish I could get in the brain of his!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! The boys are at swim lessons right now, and I am going to take advantage of them being gone and the baby sleeping to pick up around here...After all, I need to make hay while the sun shines!