Daily Archives: October 24, 2014

open house


I wanted to extend an invitation to any local readers in the middle of making school choices right now. We’re having an Open House tomorrow morning at the school, and you are welcome to stop by and check it out. If you’ve been reading here for awhile, you’re probably familiar with some of the ways our family is involved. It’s a pretty special place to us, and we’d love to show you around.

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I’ve put the studying on hold for about 72 hours as I prepare for the eating portion of this event. So if you plan to come by, go easy on your breakfast and save room for some good eats from our Foodie Committee. We’d love to see you there.

four more days

This last waiting period was the longest. There’s no published schedule for posting test results, but over the course of the past few months there has been a sort of rhythm about it that I’ve come to count on. Wednesday passed with nothing, Thursday passed even slower, still with nothing. Waiting adds this thin veneer of anxiety that drapes itself over all the other components of the day. I didn’t realize how tight my shoulders had become until I refreshed that score report page again this morning, holding my hand out over the Pass/Fail column. I watched to see if the number of tests on the list would change from five to six. When they did, I still had a second or two to decide if I should move my hand away. When I saw all those passes in a nice straight line my shoulders released their grip, momentarily, before I start the process of winding them back up again next week.

I can do this. I am doing this. One more. I’m almost done.

Looking forward to being back here with so much more to talk about. Thanks for sticking with me, and cheering me on.