I’m feeling bloggy but I’ve been pretty heavy lately, so I thought I’d do a little lighter post about what’s been going on in Mooga-land.
Life on the professional front is going swimmingly. I went back up to 30 hours a week at the beginning of the year after 1.5 years of 15-20 hours a week. It was a little bit of an adjustment at first, but I’ve gotten the rhythm of the week down. This schedule is a little bit more hectic but it still gives me the flexibility I need to keep sane. I’m very thankful for such a great employer who allows me such flexibility– I know it’s a privilege, and I don’t take it for granted. I also found out in January that I got elected to the state bar association’s Board of Governors. I will take office in July, and if my local bar members stay happy with me, I can serve up to six years as a Governor. I’m honored that my fellow lawyers have placed their trust in my, and I can’t wait to get started.
Things are also pretty good at home. Bug is still loving her school and is thriving notwithstanding her dyslexia. She had a recent major (for a first grader!) research and writing project, and that of course was taxing for her. The “creative” part was fun, though. Bug was assigned the Royal Penguin, and decided to make a papier-mache version. Princess, as she was dubbed, turned out great!
Speaking of dyslexia, we’ve hit a serious wall in tutoring. The tutor has suggested coming to school and tutoring during school hours, which would be a godsend for us as a family. I’m meeting with Bug’s teacher today to try to get it worked out. If this works, it would be such a relief.
Bug has been dying for some snow since we got a grand total of zero inches last winter. I can’t say we’ve had much, but we have had two small snows which gave Bug enough to play in:
Poor Bug has also had mono for (apparently) about six months. She’s usually just been a little tired, but it’s left her vulnerable to every virus that comes her way. Last week she got hit by a particularly nasty one that knocked her down for about five days. She was miserable:
Luckily she’s bounced back. Good thing because today is the last day of her afterschool Flamenco class. Performance is tonight! I’ll try to post a video if i can get a good one.
So that’s what’s been going on in Mooga-land. Here’s to the upcoming spring, good weather, good health, and smoother tutoring!