September has flown past, temperatures are slowly dropping, and it even rained once this month! It’s time to set October goals, and to go over September.
I did okay with my September goals – not great. Johnny’s school situation is better, but it’s not ideal. I have his IEP meeting as well as a parent teacher conference this week, so we’ll see what we can do to improve things further. I managed to make occupational therapy and speech therapy appointments for Anna, but – the medical system and our insurance being what they are – we won’t actually see anyone for an evaluation until the end of October for OT and then early November for speech, and those appointments will come with hefty copays. I miss the much more straightforward Early Intervention program we used in Massachusetts, where services were provided always through Early Intervention, and they billed your insurance directly. I also found out that we will probably have to find her another physical therapist since her current one has a pretty unbearable commute to get to our house (and doesn’t have an office I can take Anna to). Mike’s fall schedule hasn’t been too bad yet, but I also know it will only get busier. He hasn’t been working weekends much, and that is nice! Emma and Johnny got to go help out in his lab one Saturday when he did work, and they LOVED that! I signed on to help with school Scholastic orders, but that should be a pretty easy commitment. I also help out with Lily’s class once a week, which is fun – Anna comes along and does her best to keep up. I did turn down other opportunities to “get busier”, so I think I did okay with my balancing commitments goal.
In spite of goal shortcomings, September was a pretty nice month. We managed to meet up with several friends, and that was fun. I am hoping the cooler weather sticks around for most of October, and particularly that we get some rain! Here are some specific goals for October:
- Enjoy fall! This is my favorite time of year! Theme: gratitude
- Make sure Lily practices violin at least five days a week. She started lessons after asking to play for years, and so far she is doing really well. She enjoys playing and is very good at focusing. I feel very fortunate to have found a teacher we like who is affordable and comes to our house for lessons! Themes: responsibility and education
- Continue to think carefully before accepting commitments and be conscientious about how we all spend our time. Themes: simplicity and gratitude
How was your September? What are you hoping to get done in October?