On Saturdays I share a few things that have made me smile over the last week.
I admit it. This has been a HARD week. For many reasons.
First, I started work again. I'm a reading tutor during the school year, and I enjoy it very much. However, it's hard work- it involves lots of brain work and dealing with kids who often have issues. They are great kids, and I have to figure out how to work with them and help them learn.
Also, both of my girls complained and whined their way through this week. They are readjusting their sleep schedules and trying to deal with homework, new teachers and new friends.
Deborah's best friend moved away over the summer.
Abigail has realized she knows very few kids at her new school.
They both HATED school this week and they made mornings miserable for everybody.
I did smile this week, though. About several things.
1) I made new jewelry!
I made some pretty things, but my camera is still MIA. Blech.
2) Abigail got to go berry-picking with her class and she loved it.
3) Deborah has been recommended for the local youth orchestra by her orchestra teacher.
And she wants to audition. We'll see how it goes.