Friends. September was a very, very long month.
It started out well enough. E went back to preschool 2 days a week. I love the program we found for him (so much that I joined the board). I love seeing how much he's learning, I love the artwork he brings home (and if I'm being honest, I love the Scholastic book orders, too!).
We went on a quick trip to the coast after Labor Day. My sister-in-law was attending a conference at Port Royal and generously invited us to tag along. It's hard to say no to a free room at the beach! The weather was iffy, but E and I enjoyed a trip to the aquarium, some time at the resort's splash pad, and, once my husband got into town, maybe the best afternoon we've ever had at the beach (not hot! not crowded! no seaweed!). It was really great.
But then we came home, and my husband almost immediately left for a 12 day trip (12 days!!!) to Europe (why oh why I told him I didn't mind if he went is beyond me). And I suddenly had more freelance work than I knew what to do with (a good problem to have, of course), on top of studying for my group fitness instructor certification.
I thought I was managing the whole solo-parenting thing pretty well, until I realized that the cold E caught earlier in the month wasn't getting any better, and oh, by the way, I kinda felt like I maybe had a sinus infection myself.
After a trip to Minute Clinic for me and a trip to the pediatrician for E, we were diagnosed with a sinus infection (no surprise) for me, and a double ear infection for E (kid did not act sick at all!).
But it wasn't all doom and gloom! While my husband was galavanting around Europe, E and I attended a Day Out with Thomas in nearby Burnet.
And now it's October. I'm still buried in work and studying, but at least we're all healthy and my husband is home. Hopefully I'll be back in this space a little more regularly.