Thursday, August 09, 2007

Big News

Sorry I dropped off my blog for two weeks- there have been big big changes at Bookwormom Central starting in early July and I've been totally snowed under trying to adjust. Change is afoot and we're not all coping as well as we might hope.

As regular visitors know the Graduate is prepping to move out at the end of the month to start college. Oh the DRAMA! You just don't know. It's been hard in some ways. Trying to cope with GF's clinginess. I've started calling her Kudzu. You know, kudzu is the awful invasive plant that has taken over the Southern US and is nearly impossible to get rid of once it's in your garden. Seriously. Easier in others: getting his driver's license at long last. He's leaving next week. I don't think the reality will set in until he's actually out of the house.

The other news is that I've reentered the working world. The working outside the house world that is. Being a stay at home involves plenty of work, I know. I'd been home full time for four years and it was past time I pulled myself together and got a job. I hunted for a long time before I finally landed a job just this side of the Potomac up near DC. It's also nearly full time- one more full day a week than I'd intially been hired for. On top of that, my schedule has been changed twice in the four weeks since I've been there. There are alot of changes afoot in my new workplace and it has some of the 'old-timers' so to speak a little riled up, as they say.

It has all been hard to juggle is an understatement. Son #2 is only 11 and pretty much as far as he remembers I've been home with him and his siblings. I'd worked part time for 5 years (when he was between 2 & 7), but the schedule was nothing like what I'm doing now. Of course it's summertime too so they're all home during the day and that makes my absence all that more obvious. Fortunately Hubby's schedule is three days a week so he's been home with them more- which has been another thing to get used to. A good and wonderful thing I think. ;)

Anyhow, I've been reading. I finished Harry Potter and I'm in the middle of the new Jacqueline Carey. Both huge books, 700+ pages each. Which is doing zilch for my monthly book count. :( I've been surfing on everyone's blogs (I finally loaded everyone into my cell phone) during my all too brief lunch breaks. I've not had time to blog or post on others' blogs though. There just hasn't been enough time in the day, unfortunately. As time goes by I'm sure I'll get more proficient and I'll post more often.

Meantime, I've missed you all and I hope to make the rounds and post too! LOL


Megan said...

Hey, welcome back! Congrats about your son's driver's license. I just changed my NC DL back to MD this weekend. My 18 different forms of US and international ID/address confirmation turned out to be completely irrelevant, as they just pulled up my parents' address from the computer and reassigned me my old DL number. It was convenient, but also... a little weird.

Good luck with Kudzu. Having both fended off--and become!--a Kudzu in my time, I have sympathy for both parties.

Jenster said...

Wow! MAJOR changes!

I'm thinking the job is going to go a long way in making Son#1's move to college a little easier.

You haven't said what you're doing. Congrats with the new job! That's very exciting.

I love the kudzu reference, living in the south for 18 years and all.

Emily said...

Congratulations with the new job. I know how hard it is to adjust though to all those changes. I have trouble sometimes doing all that I need to get down with work and home and I don't even have kids! Kudos for you for doing both :)

CindyS said...

Wow! Monumental changes are afoot! The firstborn is about to leave the nest and you're now working full time! Right now you can concentrate of the GF but you're right, the move will be hard.



Angry Woman said...

Congrats on the new job!!! Sounds like a lot of changes going on in your life but I know you can do it!

Tara Marie said...

Well, all of this is very exciting. Congrats on the job. (I officially start mine tomorrow :)

Big things going on for Son #1, the question is... Does he consider her kudzu too? I got my DL a week before I had to start commuting to college, my poor mother was sweating bullets.

It's nice your husband is home to help balance things for you. I'm sure once school starts you'll have a much better routine.

Take care,

Bookwormom said...

Megan- If there's one thing I avoid as much as possible, it's DMV. Re: the GF: I'm told this is all pretty much par for the course as far as the transition between HS & college, but living through it is another matter.

Jen- The job will indeed make life easier in more ways than one. If I survive the transition that is. LOL

Emily- I'm finding that deadlines and lack of time are fast changing my procrastinating ways. Which has surprised me. A lot!

Angry Woman- Thanks for the good wishes and support.

Tara- You're right. Graduate doesn't think Kudzu is so much of an issue. It's the rest of us who see problems in the offing. We'll see what happens when he moves away. Congrats on your new job too!