1. Find out how deep into the wait list on that school Daisy is. See what might be done. Make a tidy little list until I have something more to go on: what to do?
2. Find a new school for Billy. This is easier.
3. Find employment for the remainder of the school year. Subbing seems my best bet and it's underway. And tutoring. I'm down to just two students, though.
4. Find a job for next year. If not all the way finding a job, well, gah, I need to find a job. There is no reason to panic in January but I'm having to control it. I keep checking clearinghouses for teacher jobs and there are art jobs...100 miles west. There are math jobs...in Kansas City. There are elementary jobs...if I want to move in with Jake's aunt.
5. Clean. The. Guest. Room. Stop being so danged ridiculous and just clean it.
6. Get the car into the mechanic for tune up.
7. Visit Jake's folks for Billy's birthday.
8. Go to a trivia night for our parish.
9. Plan a BPSA multi-age mid-meeting ceremony. And a girl scout first aid training for cadettes.
10. Drink coffee in the mornings and be content knowing that all will be well, just as it has always been well, my whole danged life. Know that whatever it is, it'll either be great or it'll be a great story. Know that I'm part of the family I come with and that we're the luckiest unlucky people and that makes us good to be with and fun to spend time near. Remember that good friends can be found where I don't expect it and that my favorite people will die and my favorite things will be lost to the ages and to enjoy them while I can.
I probably won't be able to cross that last one off the list, ever, still in process. But I know I can get #5-9 done. And that's a good percentage.
(note, because someone will ask and I want to tell it: that's my mother's aunt Emily with the archery target, probably in Marshall, Missouri. She was born approximately 1914 or 15).