NaBloPoMo is coming to an end today, and with the exception of two days when I was just too brain dead to think of anything to type, I have blogged every day this month. The hardest part was finding stretches of quiet time. I live in a busy, noisy house. When I’m not keeping Weezie out of trouble or driving my kids around, I’ve usually got a dog or a husband needing my attention. And then there’s the never ending housework…
Something else is drawing to a close as well. My oldest daughter is going to be clocking out one final time at the cosmetology school she attends. She’ll be done with her training and free to go look for a job and begin the next part of her life. Her dad and I really can’t even talk about it; we’re that excited, and there are few words. We’re so proud of her for doing what she wants to do; it’s no small thing to know what you want as young as she is and to pursue it. Her work ethic and determination to finish what she started ten months ago is impressive, to say the least. I think it’s all to be amazing for her.
We also have a couple of other things to be proud of; my husband’s GI Bill paid for most of her school. Just a few short years ago, we had no idea that our kids would be able to use his college benefits, and we honestly feel like we won the lottery. Also, I’ve been lucky enough to help her with childcare all these months. Weezie’s been with family during her first year, the people who have been changing her diaper and loving her since she was born, and that’s important. She’ll still be with us a day or two a week when her mom gets a job, but there will be other daycare as well so that I can figure out what I want to do with myself.
It’s all a good way to end November.