First Days

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated the old blog.  Those weeks have been full of activity – trips to Philadelphia, Joe starting school, William & Mary starting back up again – and illness, too, unfortunately.  All 4 of us have been hit by a GI bug, one by one.  First Chris, then Joe, then Jack, and finally me with a swing back to Jack again 🙁  Not fun!

Hopefully we are all over it by now and can settle into the start of Fall here in the USA.  Joe absolutely loves his school.  When we dropped him off, he was almost too absorbed in playing to say good-bye!  And when I picked him up, he burst into tears over not wanting to leave.  I’ll take that as a good sign.

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I was feeling pretty ill the day that this photo was taken, but I was bound and determined to get that “first day of school” picture.  I was supposed to attend our first MOPS meeting as well but ended up having to bow out.  I didn’t think people wanted me to spread my germs.  I dropped off the banana bread that I’d made for the social portion of MOPS, then dropped off Joe.  I returned to pick him up a few hours later and, alas, managed to lock my keys in the car!

Thankfully I didn’t lock Jack in the car, too, but it wasn’t my most favorite moment.  I was already feeling queasy and it wasn’t till after I’d returned to the car with a crying, sand-covered Joe (he had been playing on the playground) that I realized my mistake.  Thankfully, a friend’s husband was there and was able to give us a ride home.  We don’t live too far from the school, so it was a short trip.

I’m doing “Body and Soul” again this Fall, though instead of working out 3 days a week, I’ve cut back to 1 day.  A big change, but necessary.  I’m also hoping to attend Bible Study Fellowship this year, which meets on Wednesdays.  I figured that doing Body and Soul on Monday mornings, preschool on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (which has a parent-volunteer requirement that averages to about 1 x month in the classroom), MOPS on Tuesday mornings, and BSF on Wednesday mornings, that I needed to leave at least 1 day open.  So, Fridays are that day and instead of working out at Body and Soul, I’ve re-started working out at the campus gym in the early morning hours before the rest of the family wakes up.  I’m not a morning person and I’ve never enjoyed exercising before the crack of dawn, but it’s the only time that I can fit it in.  Besides, it gives me a chance to see the sun rise 🙂

I hope that all of you are enjoying the start of September!

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