1- It’s FRIIIIDAYYYYY! Even though that means I am headed into a weekend, I’m excited. Especially since I am going in with a lot of ideas and intention.
I need to solidify tonight’s movie plan. Any crowd-pleasers for those with a similar age span? I almost wish there were fewer choices for kid’s programming. Can you imagine – “hey kids, we are watching the Movie of the Week tonight, because that (and only that) is what’s on.”
2- It’s FALL (but you wouldn’t know it here). Super jealous of those of you remarking on the lovely fall weather (Kae, Lisa, and others!). EVEN MORE jealous if leaves are changing color. Living here, I do not miss winter one bit but I absolutely miss fall.
I guess lows of 73-77F are better than 80F?!
(I mean, they really are, especially when you run outside at that time!)
3- The kids are already requesting changes to the activity schedule. It’s so hard to decide when to let them give something up! A has already decided to take a break from riding horses, which I am okay about. But now tennis also seems like it’s on the chopping block — probably because it’s SOOO hot right now making that activity far less pleasant than it will be a few months from now.
In its place, A has requested to add another day of gymnastics (a very easy activity b/c it’s drop off and very close) so that might happen. C will have some school sports team tryouts coming up — though these seem kind of competitive for 3rd graders and he may not get in. My usual policy is that you at least have to finish ‘the season’, but there’s no defined season in either horseback riding or tennis and you pay month to month (so there are frequent opportunities to stop).
4- Remember “Operation 100” (my goal of 100 minutes or less on my phone)? I want to bring that back. There are 101 days left in the year, so now is a good as any time to restart!
I am so much better about scrolling than I used to be because I don’t get on social media, but I still manage to rack up a lot of minutes (texting / WhatsApp / email checking / god knows what else). I have felt my absolute BEST when I’ve managed to get that number <100. The only thing that annoys me is having to subtract out minutes on Google Maps (or reading on the Kindle app, though right now I’m reading 2 paper books and I do have an actual Kindle Paperwhite I could use instead).
5- I get to attend a cool GME event today! We are doing a special Career Day event for the third years and it will be one of my last events as program director, plus I am on the work/life balance panel (glad I was included even though I am going part time!). I really will miss things like this. GAHH the transition really is bittersweet!