Vacation is (finally) over and things are starting to get back to normal. I love Christmas, but this year I am especially glad that all of the festivities are over. Now we can get back to school schedules, regular sleep schedules, and the like.
The kids went back to school this morning. Rob started his new job this morning. He's been working in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the past two years and is moving to a different hospital in the Operating Room. I'm hopeful that he'll enjoy this position more since he liked working in the OR as a surgical tech before he got his nursing degree. I'm especially excited that he will be working eight hour days, from 7-3, so he'll be home every night for dinner. And he'll be home to help put the kids to bed every night. And he'll be around so if I want to sneak off somewhere in the evening, I can do so without dragging the kids with me or arranging for a babysitter. I know Rob will really miss his whole days off so he can work on the house, but we'll have to just chip away at it a little at a time.
Speaking of the house, now that our walls are up, finished and primed, we can start working on cosmetic things - work that other people can identify as progress. Chloe and I are heading to the granite place in a little while to put in our order for counter tops. Our stove is supposed to be in this week, so in theory we may actually have a functional kitchen within the next couple of weeks. Hooray!