Today was J's last day of school. He is no longer a kindergartener! I got a little sentimental earlier today. He is almost six years old, and now the time where I am his primary influence is waning. Next year, he will be at school all day, five days a week. It's up to him to make good choices. I pray that I did enough for him thus far.
As much as I love spending summer days at the lake, I'm a little overwhelmed by having all three boys mobile. Plus, I am hoping that S gets over his aversion to walking barefoot in the sand. Fortunately, K will be helping me with the boys, which will be a tremendous help. She is a great kid; a good person, so patient with the boys, loves to play with them, and I trust her with their safety. So while I am a little overwhelmed, I am a lot relieved that I have K.
I realized yesterday that I am a lot like the kids. I don't do so well with transitions. I had a nice school-year routine worked out, and I was not looking forward to those days of working out the new routine. Fortunately swimming lessons start next Monday, so we should be settling into a nice groove rather quickly.
The Hubster sent an email to a headhunter today. He didn't give too many specifics, as I doubt he was given much more than a company name and location, but it would be closer to home. I don't envy that he has to get up every day to go to an office and deal with the nonsense that he does, but however things work out, I want him to be happy.
This gluten-free living thing is okay. Some things I am learning to do without, like bread. I miss bagels, but not as much as cookies. And brownies. And muffins. I've bought a few different gluten-free mixes that have not been successful at all. The brownie mix was disgusting. Granted, I made them with applesauce instead of oil and flax seed instead of eggs, but the texture was awful. They were spongy, sort of like marshmallows, but without the melt-in-your-mouth satisfaction. The muffins are okay, as long as you only eat the tops. I can't put my finger on why, but I've noticed that most gluten-free baked goods have a chemical taste that I just find incredibly unappealing. Which leads me to munch on dark chocolate-covered cherries and almonds. Very tasty, but caffeinated. I haven't been sleeping very well as a result. I found a recipe for flourless cookies in the newspaper that I might try next...