Monday, June 8, 2015

Welcome to the A-Typical Summer or The New Normal

Summers for many of the past years had a familiar, wonderful pattern. School would get out and, a few camps aside, we became fixtures at the pool. Alas, no more. Last week's marginal weather didn't help, but we are beset with complications and are having the weirdest of summers.

Y-Fit started for Morrigan and amounts to a part time job. She has to log her 50 hours at the YMCA in 41 days. In addition, she has certain classes she must attend, dictating strange and often inconvenient times she needs to be there. It has really wreaked havoc on our schedule. To her credit, she has been happy and upbeat, not really complaining. Well, a bit about soreness, but when one embarks on a 3 hours a day fitness program, it's to be expected. She's well on track to finish on time, escaping the dreaded PE.

I also started a new job at our local zoo. Your looking at, reading anyway, the new Assistant to the Executive Director! My boss has been very accommodating to my insane summer calendar. And fortunately, I can connect to many files from home and have been able to work on some projects off-site as well. They have a fundraiser coming up at the end of the summer that I'm working on as well. So far, it seems like a good fit and I'm really enjoying doing something new.

The job, however, is one more layer of complication, though a happy one!

Tonight we're off to the first swim meet of the summer, providing it doesn't get rained out. Was looking forward, on the new team, to taking a slightly smaller role in the meets. In a cruel turn of fate, all the people who ran clerk of course (arranging all the swimmers in heats) have moved on and Morrigan and I were tapped to take it over. Of well, working hard all night makes it go fast!

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