Sunday, May 16, 2010

Full plate. Really, it's more like a buffet.

I thought I would have some downtime after I finished winter term on May 4th. Not so. Summer term starts June 1 and I had hoped to be able to catch up on sleep and get some things done before starting what will be a grueling eight weeks this summer. I will be driving to Victoria twice a week - Mondays and Wednesdays.

I will also be babysitting the two sets of twins every Wednesday this summer from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and then I will drive the 2.5 hours to school, attend class from 6 - 8:45 p.m. then drive the 2.5 hours home. Wednesdays will be rough, but it's a sacrifice worth making to complete this degree.

Still, it will be hard so I had hoped that the break would be quiet, but things keep popping up to do, places to go, people to see. I babysat the twins a couple of times in the past two weeks, had a job interview, babysat a friend's 2-year-old little girl all day, scheduled and took a drug test for the hospital where I will be doing my summer field work, and attended a relative's birthday party. This coming week, I will be attending a meeting at UH, helping a friend with her resume, seeing a friend for dinner, and attending a book club meeting. 

Although there is a lot on my plate, I am grateful for it all. I feel blessed to have friends to visit, to have the opportunity to do my field work this summer, to help mothers with their children by giving them the peace of mind that comes with knowing their children are safe and taken care of. 

That said, the week following this one is empty at the moment. I hope it stays that way.