Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Back To School
Summer holidays are over. They only lasted two and a half weeks and as I’ve mentioned before I spent most of my time babysitting and finishing the bedroom. Last weekend my dad came over to haul the furniture from the old bedroom to the new bedroom. That cleared up space to drag Wolf’s new bedroom furniture, still in flat-pack, from the first to the second floor. And then there were some more (heavy) closets to move. So our back enjoyed themselves, mine has been complaining ever since. Intellectual types such as myself aren’t meant to do this blue-collar physical labour.
But despite the hard work during the weekends, the holidays still had their perks. Staying in bed late was one of them, although ‘late’ is relative with a 3-month-old baby. At least I got enough sleep these last two weeks to revive my energy levels a bit: I’ve evolved from ‘zombie-like-state’ to ‘slightly tired looking’. A huge improvement.
I’m going to leave the house like it is until after the winter, and not tackle any new rooms in the coming months. I want some free weekends with free time and playtime with my son (although I know there is no such thing as free time when you have a baby in the house). Still, there are other DIY-chores to be done, so don’t stow the toolbox away just yet.
Yesterday was my first day at work, and a full day of training was waiting for me. Loads of emails were also waiting for my attention, and my desk was quickly covered in ‘URGENT’, ‘VERY URGENT’, ‘EXTREMELY VERY URGENT’ and ‘THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE LAST CENTURY’ dossiers.
I’m so looking forward to the next summer holidays!