The holidays are hectic but I guess at heart, I really LOVE hectic! Today was the first dance class party. My kids take multiple classes so there will be another party on Saturday. It is so much fun to see how excited the kids are, to share in goodies together and just kick back and chat a little with kids and parents alike.
I also had a huge gift from my boss who let me take a shorter lunch and leave work earlier as a result. This meant that the traffic which is always horrible at this time of year did not make us late for picking up KC and Lissa's friend and heading to dance class.
Another joy is that my wife got offered another cleaning contract through word of mouth. This would be for an office in our city and she is very happy. She thrives on being her own boss and her good work and reputation are all ready getting out there in a short period of time.
I am happy that the weather is allowing my teen and his gf to go to the movies tonight. Their prior date was postponed due to a heavy snow storm.
I am happy that tomorrow is my last day of work until December 26th. I could not get a lot of time off this year but I am going to make every second of it count.
I also got a really nice email from the folks at the group home where Fiona is moving. Things have been a little tense with them lately and this email definately represented a change on their part and a real reaching out. I am thrilled. I am also lucky in that Amazing Jane wants to keep in touch with us, even when Fi moves out of the Great School. She and staff are also eager and willing to keep in touch with Fi. She said that on the one hand it is not what is recommended for therapists, but that she will no longer be Fiona's therapist and she feels that above all, Fiona needs to see that people do not just disappear from her life when she moves. There has been too much of that.
I talked with Rob last night about the fact that I am going to try and help his sister be in contact with their first mom. I want him to know that he can be part of that or not, as he chooses. I am not upset or threatened by contact and want him to do what is comfortable for him. Although he was not talkative about this, his body posture and expression was one of ease--a marked difference from the time a year or so ago that I had to explain to him that his first mother had another child and was raising her. Rob is very much the "still waters run deep" kind of guy. His body and expressions speak volumes though.
I still have presents to wrap, I may send my cards on Valentines Day, and the house will not be tidy on Christmas Eve. But I am still brimming over with happiness!