June 30, 2011.
The last day of a jam-packed month that flew by at the speed of light while crawling at a turtle’s pace.
How did it manage to do that? I have no idea, one of those tricks of time where you live simultaneously in two dimensions–or something like that.
Perhaps if I sum up the month of Lisa you will understand more:
- At the end of May I drove Nathan up to Okoboji, IA where he is working for a Summer Theatre Company. Sarah did not come, as she wanted to stay for the last few days of school. So, after an 8 hour drive up I stayed for a day and then drove 8 hours back to begin my stint of single parenting.
- The last week of May also included a crazy session of planning for two on-line classes, neither of which I had taught before. Both started on June 1st.
- The end of May also brought the beginning of Jungle Book rehearsals, the results of which I’ve written about in several posts, most recently this one.
- With the advent of Jungle Book rehearsals came the great Kaa making project.
- During the first weeks of June, Sarah still had piano lessons, and I had a few makeup lessons as well.
- Sarah also took a book making workshop once a week.
- We began helping to clear out (a little) the house we will be moving into at the end of the summer. I promised Sarah she could paint her new room, and that project started this past week.
- Twice a week I met with the CLASS LTD group in a project that became exciting, challenging, frustrating, exhausting, and rewarding all rolled into one. That project ended today, in a Art/Drama extravaganza in the park. I don’t have any pictures (yet) of our “performance” but here are some shots of the fun had by this wonderful group of people.
- After the festivities, I had a final lunch with my friend Heather from Little Red Henry who will be
deserting memoving from Kansas some time this summer.
- In the midst of all this, I made the decision to self-publish and began laying out the manuscript. I’m waiting on some cover art, and then I’m good to go. (This is what I consider my new beginning)
- We also, finally, closed on the house and I dealt with all the weird financial stuff and paperwork involved.
- Finally, Sarah and I loaded up the car for our 14 hour journey to Durango, CO to visit friends and have a mini-vacation. We are currently paused in Best Western in Garden City, KS because I could not drive anymore, and I didn’t have the energy to find a less expensive option. At least it has a pool, which was much needed after a morning in the sun of a 100+ degree day.
Does that list clarify the time confusion? Have you ever had one of those months?