Tuesday, April 01, 2008

It's April!

I have to say spring isn't my favorite season of the year. For one, it's still cold, there's pollen (Ah choo!) and it's tax season. My hubby is a CPA and what that means is that I don't see him weeknights and weekends for about 6 weeks. Weeknights aren't so bad, but I have to make sure there's enough activity for my son Daniel on weekends. On Sat we head to the Y and Sun is church. Mornings are fine, but around 5pm, things get slippery. Last weekend was OK; Easter weekend was hard -- I got a speeding ticket after the N&O ran a quote on me saying that I don't like folks who go too fast -- how ironic! Here it is the article that ran last Thurs. 3/27: www.newsobserver.com/news/growth/traffic/gas/story/1014639.html
Last week I also found out that I need to find a new teaching post for next year. So I'm applying for different freelance jobs and even turning down jobs that would be too much work. I'm trying to find that delicate balance between work and home so both don't suffer and my error margin is slim! Most of all, I need a job that allows me to write and still teach workshops, because life's not worth it otherwise!
My 5-year-old son, Daniel, took this picture of me working on my husband's computer. He's good, isn't he? I'm wearing my "writing costume". Blue REI fleece jacket, long sleeve shirt and you can't see them, but they're black fleece Patagonia apres ski pants. My NCSU water bottle koozie is also in the background -- can't leave home without it!
more soon,