Well, it’s been forever and a day. Sorry about that.
I have been busy. This last year I homeschooled both of my kids using K12.org and I loved it! We grew closer as a family, I got to teach again (I used to do that!) and we took a wonderful family trip to Europe. I’ve been seeing a few lovely clients. But mostly I have been working as a full time chaos manager at Chez Shirey.
And now we’re moving in to a new phase.
My kids are going back to public school! My oldest is starting middle school and my youngest is going back into a special program at a local elementary school. There will be several posts coming soon about all of these wonderful adventures!
Another fun new development: I got a job! I’m the new Director of Children and Family Ministry at St Andrew Presbyterian Church here in lovely, Renton, WA. Things that I love: I get to work with kids and families. I get to work in a church and learn more about God. I get an office – I’ve never had one! I work 18 hours a week and they are completely flexible about my hours and whether I’m in the church or at home. It’s only a mile away and my kids can ride their bikes back and forth to visit me!
I started about three weeks ago. It’s been a mixed bag of knowing that I will do great at this job, but not feeling like I’ve hit the ground running. I’m trying to work a few hours in the office and trust that my kids are responsible to stay home independently… It’s been a learning curve for all of us. I’m sure that I will be posting more on this fun development as well.
This summer we have seen more doctors and specialists than ever before. Our older son has some additional needs that we’ve been trying to address. This has required more trips to the doctor and various therapists for more evaluations. I also needed to have my gallbladder removed. It’s tough to switch from being a care-giver and being a care-receiver. But my family was wonderful and I healed so quickly!
I am thrilled with all of the life changes and luckily for my dear readers, I will have so many more posts coming up! Tell me what’s happening with you!