Sam started high school last year, but it was a COVID, schooling from home year, so the transition wasn't really noticeable. This year, however, we have two kids in high school & many more activities are back up & running (with adaptations, of course).
No one was home with us on Friday night (Nick at the football game, Sam at a friends). Yesterday was one of the busiest driving days we've had (Nick's reffing jobs, Sam's game #1, Sam's game #2, Nick's haircut, and a birthday party for Nick) & then I was home alone in the evening. M took Sam to dinner in the city after his second game, and Nick was out with friends eating pizza. They've both been invited to a friend's house for dinner tonight. One of the dad's got a new smoker, and is making a bunch of meat for the kids. Nick is making three loaves of homemade bread to share. ;-)
It's so bittersweet to see them blossoming, with jobs, sports, friends, etc. They are rarely home, and we are trying to enjoy the time we do have together, & not think about all of the driving it takes to get them places. Thank goodness we have an electric car.
I also try to make the most of the many, many soccer games, turning the time at warm ups (45-60 minutes, depending on the coach) into a workout for myself.
I suppose this is the inevitable transition that makes it a bit easier when they move out for college.
High school teens aside, here's what we're up to today:
- Work out during Nick's warm ups this morning
- Make applesauce from all of the apples my friend gave me
- If there are enough apples leftover, make apple crisp
- I'm going to try to brown the meat for egg roll in a bowl today, and then just combine with the cabbage tomorrow, for a faster weeknight meal
- Plan our schedule for the week ahead
- Laundry. Always
- Clean the kitchen
- Call my parents (Nick)
- Take the boys to/from a friends house for dinner
- Decide what to do with a ton of herbs (cut, dry, & preserve?)
- Move Fresno pepper to a sunnier part of the yard
- List 5 more items on Buy Nothing
- List 2 items on eBay