It will actually work out well right now. Last semester was his 1st in college and as 1st semesters go, it was a good one but tough. I was not sure if he was really feeling ready to tackle this fall semester. Since he no longer has a job he is tackling it full force. He will still be going part time at night, but I know that he is taking it seriously. He has been home with Lilly the past 2 weeks while I started back at work. Just call him Mr.Mom. Does it make me sad that I am not the one at home with her? Of course! But I also know that she is in good hands and it is a wonderful opportunity that Vin has to spend this kind of time with her. Already I am seeing a change in how she interacts with him and it makes my heart smile. Next week Lilly will be going back to daycare 2 days a week. Vin needs the time to get his resume in order and do homework and job searches and it will be good for Lilly to have that social interaction. She is a bright, active and social little girl and she enjoys school.
I am back in the throes of the school year. Wow, is it different than my last position. I love the people with whom I am working, what I am doing and the town where I am doing it. Hoboken is such a unique place...it is really indescribable. The parking is terrible and right now I have to move my car every 4 hours. Hopefully I will be able to buy a parking permit (to the tune of $300!) so I can at least park for the day. Also, being so close to NYC I have to leave my house by 7am to get there and parked by 8:20.
Not only do I love what I am doing but I am so lucky to be starting off the school year in NJ with a job. So many of my fellow teachers had been laid off in June and still do not have jobs. I have a job with amazing health benefits and a decent salary.
|Here is a recent picture of Lilly & I.|
I think this post is long enough. I have other thoughts to share about my exercise routine, weight loss, and my summer travels. They can wait for another day.