Not that there's too much to catch up on! And I'm not sure what I've already told you...
Did I tell you that we finally got a referral for Offspring #2 to see a specialist about her asthma? And we don't even have to wait too long till the appointment, it's in about a month. The doctor is a paediatrician who has a special interest in asthma and allergies and, while I've heard conflicting reports on his manner, I'm so pleased that we might get some answers.
Did I tell you that Offspring #1 had a fantastic start to the school year? His new teacher is older, experienced and appears to be totally on-the-ball. She held a parent-teacher information session so I've signed up to help out with reading one morning a week - partly because I actually want to and partly because it gives me a chance to see how the classroom operates and what she's like as a teacher. She's already okay in my books: she took me aside to say how impressed she was with #1's manners and that he is beautifully behaved. Of course I was very happy to hear this!
Did I tell you I started my new job? I started a few weeks ago - it's still in education, specifically vocational education but working with schools rather than in schools. I've cut down to two days/week. Actually that's a little misleading, I wanted to cut down to 2 days/week and this position ended up being that so it worked out rather nicely.
I just told you I'd cut down to working 2 days/week but did I tell you that I'm loving only working 2 days/week? LOVING IT! I've got both kids doing swimming lessons, we have time for after-school play dates and #2 and I are able to attend Story-time at the local library. My house is clean, I'm caught up on the washing and I don't feel guilty when I take some time to bake or read or have coffee with a friend. I feel like I've got some control back over my life and I'm running it instead of running after it!
Hmmm... that's all the news.