My new job started last Monday (teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade at a public Montessori school). It's great but exhausting. I usually spend about ten hours at school, and then I come home and pretty much work for a few more hours until I fall fast asleep around 9:30 or 10:00.
My schedule won't be so physically demanding indefinitely; I'm just trying to accomplish a pretty extensive list of start-up tasks.
Thankfully this past weekend, a lovely colleague of Matt's offered to let us use her condo in Galveston. Score!
We stayed home Friday night so Matt could attend the karaoke outing he had planned (I was home, um, sleeping). On Saturday, we swung by my school to make an appearance at the ice-cream social. Then we high-tailed it out of Houston and headed for the shore.
It was most certainly a low-key evening. We ordered pizza by the pool and then spent approximately five hours watching reality TV. Since we don't have a TV in our house (just a screen and player for DVDs), it was a novel (and addicting) experience.
On Sunday, I ran Hoss on the beach (I'm responsible for exercising him on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays) and then Matt and I swam in the pool. We drove to a convenience store to pick up breakfast (a can of cinnamon rolls) and lunch (another pizza). We worked and read and looked out over the ocean.
It's sheer loveliness to spend time with the loves of your life. I am so thankful for every day I spend with Matt. I am grateful for our health, mobility, and sense of adventure. I want to take full advantage of these gifts while we have them.
On the horizon:
- Belize (although I'm going with my best friend rather than my husband)
- Florida + Indiana for Christmas
- Big Bend + Marfa for spring break
- Banff + British Columbia next summer