--R started "real" school yesterday. It's in the mornings (9-12) which means slightly earlier days for both of us (she is a late sleeper and almost never wakes up before 8 am, often sleeping in even later). One hour of school is Mandarin immersion. I was nervous about the change, but she had a great time the first day, even though she had all new classmates and mostly new teachers (there are 3). Actually I think she likes the bigger class (she's very social)!
--If I sign R up for the school "bus", I will have 8:30-12:20 or so free three days a week! I haven't had that much free time during the day since she was born. Now that I have reliable childcare (as opposed to occasional help) I can start thinking about pursuing other projects. Some possibilities: yoga/pilates class, studying Mandarin... Hopefully I will start making progress on the 101 in 1001 list again (has been in a slump as of late). R will probably start going 5 days/week early next year, at which point I'm going to look into part time work opportunities (exciting!!!)
--We have to move out of our apartment into the just-completed University housing complex. I hate moving. Luckily we don't have a ton of stuff, but it's still a horrible and time-consuming process (and I will have to do everything as B is too busy). Move-out/move-in date is probably around 20th December (and directly afterwards we will fly to the US, for extra chaos). Our lease here isn't actually up until mid-January, so a lot of finagling is going to be required. At least no international moves are involved this time.
--I signed up for a cooking class with a friend of mine. First one was last night: I made carmelized onion goat cheese tarts, which were actually really good. I might even be able to duplicate them again at home. It's a lot easier to make things when someone is there to tell you exactly what "blanching" and "carmelized" and "julienne" mean.
--My sister is still pregnant (the baby is a week "late" now). I'm sad I can't be there :( but excited, for her and to meet a new member of our family. I hope everything goes well for her and that the adjustment isn't too bad. Sometimes she has a hard time with change.
What's going on with you?