I’ve been thinking a lot lately. Thinking about things like the difficulty of making new friends when nobody seems to have time to spend time with new people. And about the pros and cons of different back-to-work arrangements. And about the boundaries of being open versus over-sharing. And about writing new music. And about the comedy and tragedy of multiple diaper blow-outs. And, oh, you know, stuff.
Some of this stuff would make for some good meaty blog posts, but I just don’t seem to have the energy to hash it out. I’ll get through it eventually, though, I promise.
This past Thursday was Amanda’s last day working with our family, as she left Whitehorse on Friday to go to school in Vancouver. She’d been with us for almost an entire year. She witnessed a miraculous transformation in Jade and helped us find our footing in life again. She became a dear, sweet friend and I already miss having her around.
We are just starting the process of trying to hire another helper. Our funding agreement has changed so we’ll be getting fewer hours of support, but that’s fine because Jade no longer requires supervision every minute of the day. I’m trying to stay very disciplined about tidying and doing dishes every evening so that things don’t get too out of hand — one reason for the lack of energy when it comes to all things bloggy. (Michael’s home, but super busy getting work done right now, since it’s government year-end.)
So, since I’m going to be on my own (with the kids, of course) for at least a few weeks and I don’t have the wherewithal to write anything that requires thought and careful wording, I’m throwing the video of “On My Own” up here; this was the second song from the final night of the North of 60 Idol competition from way back in 2004. Hope you enjoy.