1. School is in full swing. We have started our 3rd week. I am finding my groove with the work/kid schedule but I am having a hard time finding my workout mojo. After a long day of work and shuffling kids to their various activities, the last thing I want to do is put on my workout clothes. At this point, late evening is the only option I have to get some exercise. I just need to butch up and do it. At least I can justify my recent slacking and call it a taper....right?
2. With the school year starting, so does the drama. Our school board will be adjusting elementary school boundaries due to enrollment shifts and disparities in the community. They are also proposing some pretty dramatic changes to the open enrollment/transfer student policies. Without going into too much detail, every single person in the district is going to be affected. I understand the need for the shift in the boundaries, but I am angry that it is going to potentially tear our school apart and send families in several directions. Our school is unique. It is not a neighborhood school...it is a magnet community school. The school board is proposing that there should be a partial attendance area for our school and will be severely limit the options that parents have. This topic has been weighing on all of our hearts and minds heavily for the past couple of weeks. I have gone to the meetings, I have written my letters. All we can do now is hope for the best. Nobody tells you about these things when you have kids.
3. Oh boy. This marathon is coming up quick! A week from today, my friend will be flying into Minneapolis for the race. Around town, there are already signs for the marathon road closures. The leaves on the trees are starting to morph from green to the beautiful shades of Fall....this race showcases how beautiful the Twin Cities really is. I got my confirmation packet in the mail. I am EXCITED! I still have a healthly fear in me, but I am excited for the experience. Ready or not, it will be here soon!!!!