Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Coming Up for Air

Okay, so I lied about getting back on track after my class ended. There just aren't enough hours in the day! I thought things were going to settle down, but we received some news last week that threw us for a loop. Last Tuesday, our babysitter told us she was going back to work and wouldn't be babysitting anymore. And that her last day of a babysitting would be Thursday, June 23 (that's tomorrow). Yes, she essentially gave us less than two weeks' notice. So we had to initiate a frantic search to find someone new. The timing couldn't have been worse, since school just let out a couple of weeks ago, so places that may have had openings were full. Luckily, the daycare/preschool that our neighbor attends had a last minute opening. We went for a site visit Friday after work and I think it's going to work out. It's more preschool than daycare - more structured, more routine - which I think H. is ready for at this point anyway. And they will also focus on potty training, which has been going quite well recently, we just need to get all the way there. So we may not have been planning for it, but I think it will turn out to be a good thing to switch daycare. Now I'm trying to get H. excited about going to "school" and hope that she's not too upset about leaving the sitter's.

In the midst of all of this, I had to squeeze in doctor's appointments for both H. and me, and state inspections for the van and car that are due before the end of the month. Yes, we're still sick and have been since Memorial Day and now it's almost the 4th of July. There wasn't a whole lot the doctor could do for us, "Just let it run its course, but come back in two weeks if you're still not better." I think it is almost gone, but we're both still coughing a lot at night. And my blood pressure was up again - I wonder why!

Our weekends continue to be busy. We went to a birthday party for my mother-in-law on Saturday (instead of going to K&K's ballet recital), and then went to the races on Sunday to watch M. race. Our neighbors went with us, so H. had someone to play with and it was nice to have someone to talk to and hang out with since M. is always so busy while we're there.

Coming up this week, I have an event to attend for work Thursday night down in Baltimore, and then my mother's birthday party on Saturday at J's pool, followed by our long-planned trip to Sesame Place on Sunday with W. and her duaghter M., which I'm really looking forward to. Then H. starts at the new daycare on Monday. Thank goodness the following weekend is a four-day weekend. We don't have any plans for the holiday yet, so I'm hoping to spend quite a bit of the weekend studying for my final, which is on the 9th in the morning. I'll be so happy when this class is over! Then it will be time to start thinking about vacation and everything we need to get ready for that. I'm definitely in need of a vacation right about now!