Day 2 of school has come and gone. Everyone seems to have easily stepped into the rhythm of the school day but I am struggling.
Day 1 was hard but I managed. Hubby went to work late so he could hang out with me in school for a little while. We spent the first hour and a half helping out Panda Girl's teacher before he had to drive me back and go to the office. I thought that catching up on my emails and Facebook messages would make the time go fast but when I looked up at the clock, it was still only 10:10 am. I miss my girls...
R called me this morning. We met 6 years ago when our girls went to preschool together and I adore her. She's a funny lady who "gets" me and if anyone knows that I needed someone to talk to today, it was her. Afterall, the very first time that we spoke to each other was back on that first day of preschool. She was crying in her car and I had walked up to ask if she was okay.
We chatted for a whole 55 mins before her 4 year old got impatient. It was time to play "Go Fish!". R had to go but not before offering to meet me for lunch next week when her son goes to preschool.
We hung up and I looked up at the clock. It was still only 11:55am. That's 3 hours before I get to bring the girls home. I've already tidied up the house and done 2 loads of laundry. Perhaps I should make a card for R so she doesn't forget about our lunch date. (Yes, I'm feeling that needy).
I had intended to print-and-cut but I ended up paper-piecing the clock anyway. I did print out the sentiment but trimmed the card front with my paper trimmer instead of using print-and-cut. Our lunch date is at 1pm so I modified the clock hands to reflect that. I used glue and foam tape to layer the clock and an Action Wobble to attach it to the card. I think R will get a chuckle when she sees the clock shaking.
Everyone I've spoken to says that I'll get used to having all that alone time really soon. But then again when the kids were babies, I was also told that it'll get easier. It hasn't and I don't know if I can ever get used to this feeling of utter loneliness.
LD Files used:
Rise and Shine SVG (clock)
LD Cotton Candy (font)