This was a very eventful week for me. Read on to the bottom to hear what happened.
January 15, 2009: Brothers sitting on the couch together.
January 16, 2009: I registered Wyatt for kindergarten on Friday. There were so many forms to fill out, it took me about 45 minutes.
January 17, 2009: Mama and Augie. I love the look on Augie’s face here. I also like how the doorknob behind me looks like a giant diamond earring.
January 18, 2009: Sunday we went to a birthday party for a preschool friend at the Y. I wish we’d had those parachutes to play with when I was a kid. I think Wyatt gets to play with them weekly now.
January 19, 2009: Stupid drive-through Starbucks. It’s so easy to zip through and get something to drink when the baby has nodded off in the car. Before Christmas I was drinking a pumpkin spice latte almost every day. Now that we’re having a heat spell, I’ve been getting big honkin’ iced teas.
January 20, 2009: We don’t have a TV, so we watched the inauguration on my laptop at the kitchen table while we ate breakfast and I put together lunches. It was such an exciting, historical moment. I kept getting teary-eyed.
January 21, 2009: I got laid off. This was the third round of lay-offs in four months for my company and I was one of the unlucky ones this time around. I’d worked at Nolo for over six years — longer than I’ve ever worked at any job. I’m definitely sad to be leaving and I hope that things turn around for Nolo soon. The economy is just killing the book industry. I think I’m going to take a few weeks to look around at what jobs are out there and think about what I want to do next before I start sending out resumes. My dad suggested that I write a bento-themed mystery novel. Anyone else have some clever ideas for a new career for me?