today was my first day back to work. 5:45 alarm wasn’t as bad as i thought it would be but i still snoozed 3 times hehehe.
it’s good to be back to work. we’re planning our quarterly (and end of year) parent meeting/fun night for thursday so that will be very time consuming this week. we will be making fishing rods out of sticks and “catching” fish with magnets, making kites, having a water balloon toss, playing with the giant parachute. we’re going to try our first attempt at “cloud dough” and we’re going to dye it with jello packs. we’re going decorate cupcakes and have a scavenger hunt. all this in a two hour time span but what i’ve learned (or been reminded of) working in child care – kids can do A LOT in short amount time! haha little buggers 😉 thank goodness for PINTEREST!!!
i have 2 weeks of work and then it’s summer vacation. i feel so weird about this. i am sure my husband will love to continue to not have to do any housework and i know he loves having dinner looked after every night. i just feel weird that i won’t be working and he’s still got to get up on a beautiful, sunny day and go sit in a windowless office all day. i feel kind of guilty that he allows me to have a carefree job and make less money doing it and he doesn’t resent it… to be honest, i am sure if the shoe was on the other foot i would probably be pretty jealous. he has talked about shifting gears and taking a new career path someday so i hope i will be able to look back on these days that he’s giving me and support him as thoroughly as he has supported me.
we’re also on with other life projects and we’re getting back into the real estate game! we’ve shifted gears and are now looking at newer homes with less renovations to have as a income property. we have 5 to look at on wednesday. nothing keeps your mind busy like checking out houses!
i think that acquiring a rental property will really help to give these last few years a different meaning. no, we don’t have children yet and the pain of that is still very real but it means we are able to make a great investment towards our future. we are in the position to achieve something most 31 year olds can’t – owning TWO homes. i haven’t believed in this saying for a while now but we’re going to try and make “everything happens for a reason” work for us.