I picked up an additional class to teach this semester (a high-level ESL Grammar class) that has added a considerable amount of work to my to-do list but I have been loving it. I haven't taught grammar since before Rio was born so it's been nice to get back into it! It's challenging, but worth it.
In order to add to my teaching schedule, I had to enroll the kid in preschool a few days a week. It's been...interesting. Everyone is great and I think she's enjoying it but she's been sick NONSTOP since she started. This is a kid that has barely been sick in her short three years but in the past two months we've been to urgent care twice, have had two ear infections, RSV, virus after virus, a rash here and there, and those good ol' stomach bugs. To say it's been taxing would be an understatement. Today she is well, thankfully, so hopefully that trend will continue.
During all of this, I was heavily involved in organizing StreetCats' annual fundraiser, My Furry Valentine. I did two TV interviews (you can see one of them here if you want to see me in action!) which I'm finding I love more and more each time I do them. So strange! The event turned out wonderfully but I'm sure glad it's over! Ha! Volunteer work is a passion of mine but it definitely is work!