Change in 2008

I know I’m about three days late with this post, but… well, let’s just say I have more time for this stuff during the week than I do on the weekends. More energy for it, too. By the time 9 p.m. rolls around Friday through Sunday, I’m ready to throw in the towel.

How is it that I find my children more exhausting than my job?

I think it has to do with the fact that I actually get to sit down at work.


2008 saw some major changes in Casa di RPM. The biggest one happened in February, when I returned to work full time. It was not as big a transition for me as it was for the girls, especially Bun. I think it was a big change for DearDR, too, because he was suddenly POD (“parent on duty”) in the mornings. And DearDR? Not a morning person.

I consider going back to work one of the highlights of the past year. It gave us a financial boost that we desperately needed. But even more than that, for me the social interaction was such a huge, huge relief. Weird sometimes, but it is really nice to spend the majority of my day with adults again.

DearDR got his private practice off the ground. He still has a lot to do in that area, but he’s got office space and has his credentials with the biggest insurance company in the region. He even has some very nice business cards! In my opinion, his first priority for 2009 should be billing. Bill, DearDR, bill.

Bun lost her baby belly, and grew two inches, at least. Overnight. (I swear.) I am looking forward to writing her progress report for Year Two.

Monkey started preschool and a new daycare. She is thriving in both. She also learned how to whine, scream in frustration, stomp her feet, and pout. These developments could have something to do with starting all that other new stuff. I’m not 100 percent sure.

Sorry, meant to stay positive: Monkey loves school and her new daycare. Bun is doing very well on her own at DCL’s, too.

Looking over the past year of posts, 2008 treated us pretty well. I’m hoping 2009 brings us more good fortune, and fewer ear infections.