Phew! Time is flying! Can someone please explain to me how it got to be October already? I swear it was just July, like yesterday. Well we have a month of homeschool under our belt and I've got to say things are going well and I am pretty happy with our situation right now. There are still plenty of set-backs (such as when one of my children, who shall remain nameless, decides to throw an absolute fit about having to do handwriting practice and throws us off schedule for a half hour while they pout and kick things in their room...fun!) but we also have the freedom to go to the zoo occasionally or have a playdate because we've accomplished all of our goals for the week. This school year is going to fly by!
On another note, did I mention that I sang with the symphony??? Last month was one of the most stressful times for me (and I got the nasty canker sore to prove it) and those nightly rehearsals at the end were not helping, but IT WAS SO WORTH IT! I couldn't believe I was up there singing in Abravanel Hall with the ACTUAL Utah Symphony. Dream. Come. True. And even when I go to our weekly rehearsals I will look around and listen and start grinning like an idiot because I can't believe I'm there. We have started practicing for the Annual Messiah Sing-Along that happens after Thanksgiving and I tell you what it already got me in the mood for Christmas. It is going to be FAB-U-LOUS, so I highly recommend you get tickets and get in on the action. Although they won't be on sale for like another month.
Speaking of months I am halfway through my 5th month and getting ready to start month 6 of my pregnancy! Things are going great as far as we can tell and aside from usual tiredness and occasional crazy hormones (sorry, family!) I am a happy camper. I get a little stressed when I think about homeschooling and new baby and choir and dinners and laundry and general housekeeping...but then my sweet husband wraps his arms around me and lets me cry and tells me he's here and will help and that everything will be great. I need that. Thanks sweetheart.
And speaking of needing things I always need the jolt that accompanies General Conference weekend and this last week was no different. I cried more than usual (is it just me or were there a lot of stories of suffering/dying children?) and I'm sure my hormones were no help, but it was still reassuring and uplifting and strengthening and all those things I need to sometimes just get through the week. And it was all true, so that helps too.
And finally, in case you didn't know it, one of the sweetest things on earth is the face of a child who has just woken up from a nap and still has sleep in their eyes. And I have one of those cuddled in my arms right now. All is right with the world.