Friday, July 26, 2013

Where or where has the summer gone?

The summer it seems is almost gone. My sweet five year old starts his Prep for Kindergarten classes next week. How did this happen? 

I have not been reading as much or getting through so many audio books this summer. I've had a bit more time off lately but I am choosing to spruce up the house and work on those "honey dos" of mine that have been waiting years to happen. (i.e, cleaning the attic.) Not fun but necessary and rewarding once it's done. Today I will be cleaning the basement which I call affectionately, the "Man Cave". I may never return. :)

Waiting to hear back on a few full-time jobs that I interviewed for. Looking forward to a change that allows me to go to ONE place, ONCE a day and stop all the running that I do. My son will be in school every day now until 2, so it's time I focus my work time during that time so I can be available for him after school.

Currently on my nightstand, I'm trying to plug away with Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz (Book 5) because The Last Word (Book 6) just came out and I was a bit behind.

In my CD player, I am listening to Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, a women and business audio book that I can not really relate to but am finding extremely fascinating.

On my TV, I am currently hooked on Friday Night Lights. I have been blasting through each season while doing my projects around the house. Currently started the 3rd season and consider one of the best shows I've watched so far.

As for my kiddo and I, we read every night and are moving into easy chapter books to help him read with me. We discovered a beautiful book called I'm Here by Peter Reynolds, a story about the world of a young boy on the Autism Spectrum. Beautiful. I highly recommend it!  When you have a child with special needs, it's so wonderful to find stories out there that just hit the nail right on the head and you can relate to it completely. 

I must now jump my list of things to do. 

Happy Reading, Listening, Watching and Living and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Lindsey said...

My little guy will be starting Kindergarten in September. I'm trying not to think about it too much!
I hope you hear good news soon on the job front. :)

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I know what you mean! My boys go back next Thursday! In a way I'm glad because I'll have some peace during the day (I work at home), but it's back to the marathon driving every day with the idiot Nashville drivers. LOL! Lucky I have Grumpy cat in my back window scolding them. ;O)

Does Finn have autism or asperger's or something else? I know what it's like, believe me. My oldest has ADHD and anxiety disorder. He's almost twelve now and he's been on ADHD medication since he was 6 so I'm going to try him off the medicine this year. Wish me luck!

It sounds like Finn is really getting a good jump on the reading. I wish him much success in his first foray into full-time school. Oh, and I hope you get the job!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, your little guy is starting school?! Summer really does fly by much more quickly when school comes into play now that schools start in the middle of August. Especially because there are all of the school-related functions to work into your life as well.

Good luck with the job hunt!

Marce said...

We feel like vacation has kind of just started, Paige goes back to school on Sept 6, lots more sun and fun left.

Her first year was amazing, I wish you much success and hope he loves school also.

I have thought about trying a Lisa L, can't remember which one I have to try.

Take care

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I can't believe your little on is ready for school. Wishing you both a smooth adjustment:0

Ryan said...

I hope you enjoy his first year of school.

I will say, I'm ready for Fall though.

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

Im with Diane above! Are you sure Finn is that old now :-D Gosh I miss those days! My youngest is now 18! Time flies by so fast!

i'm wishing you all the luck in the world with the jobs ~ it can't be fun running from place to place to place to place every day.

I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Lean In ~ I was going to read it and then I heard something on one of the news channels about the author that made me angry but for the life of me I can't recall what it was!

Squeeze Finn and know that with the start of Kindergarten you're entering a supremely fun period of y'alls lives! Good luck with the attic and I'll pray you make it out of the basement! :-D

Christine said...

KINDERGARTEN?!?!?!!!! STFU! One blink and poof! I should talk.. I've got one starting high school and the other starting college in a few weeks! COLLEGE! I don't know how that's possible.. I thought I was so young. lol!