This morning my daughter started back to school. My son went back last week. Up until this morning, I had fallen in to a "comfortable" routine being home with the kids. But now, the house is empty and I am reminded that there is so much I need to do in order to secure a new job and get myself back out there. I miss having a paycheck and I really want more than anything to feel like I'm contributing to our household in more ways than just doing laundry and cleaning. I'm feeling something that I can't quite put my finger on....sad? inedequate? useless? I'm not sure. I was reminded of another thing this morning too. Watching my daughter leave the house for school tugged at my heartstrings. Once, years ago, I sat at the bottom of the driveway with her every day waiting for the bus. Now, she's almost bigger than me and wants nothing to do with my presence at all during the morning school routine. I know it's normal to experience all this. It just makes me see how truly fast the time goes. I don't want to turn around one of these days and see how much time went by while I sat in this house. I want to get out there and take the world by its heels, in my own unique way.
Just a few shots today. I'm still having fun with my food journal.
Last night I made the most delicious Linguine with Artichoke Sauce. Go over here to get the recipe!