August is being both a fun and productive month this year. I finished my first semester of school and have a couple of weeks off with no reading or papers. I learned a lot but was pretty well exhausted by the time I turned in that last assignment.
Work has been picking up, with more clients than I really wanted, given my school schedule. Our budget is in need of the income, especially if we want a little extra to visit the grandkids. I've been experimenting with doing some visits in Kingman, an hour north of us, so have added a good bit of driving to my routine. The good news is that I am re-listening to all of the Jim Butcher books on my Ipod as I travel.
We just got home from a visit to Iowa and had our whole family together for a couple of days. That's a rare occurrence these days with everyone's busy schedules. Every time we go it gets harder to leave. We are at that weird stage in life where we see retirement coming in the next 5-7 years, but it is still too far away to be excited. I keep talking to Guitar Guy about moving closer to the kids eventually, but at this point we don't know where they will end up.
Since I have to see my clients every week, I had a full day of visits yesterday and another one today to make up for vacation. As I hit the road for Kingman, I leave you with this cute face, still so clear in my mind