At the end of the week I'll be heading to DC again. I hadn't planned to go this fall as Emily was very busy with running and the weekends I could go she wasn't there. Well, if you follow her blog you know things have changed. There has been more than one time this past month when I have HATED not being closer. It is so hard not to be there when your kids need you. Phone calls, emails, texts just don't cut it. So I am taking a little time to go down and help her. She will need some help getting settled into her apartment as she is not able to do a whole lot of moving things around, organizing etc. I hope to help her set up her room, do some laundry, buy some groceries, go to a doctor's appt., anything needed. Yes, I am sure I will have fun but that is not the point of this trip. I am going to be a mother and help as much as possible. The bonus is that it is her birthday and I will be there for that. It's awhile since I have been with my first born on the actual day.
She can't run but I hope to do a little running while I am there. She can swim so I am hoping I get at least one or two hints on improving my stroke. You all know I need it.
This week I am going to have to stay late at work for a few days to make sub plans (you cannot imagine how much time sub plans take unless you are a teacher) and get ready for parent conferences which start the day I get back. I will have to hit the ground running. I need to give information to all my team members for their students that I teach too. I hope to start on a form I want to use tomorrow. But cramming all this work in now and after will be worth it if I can help my girl.
This trip will be a little more like this visit.......
.......than this one when we were both in great running shape!
But that's okay because running is not the only thing that matters.