Coming back from vacation is always a bit of a reality check, especially since we only had one day before completely jumping back into our daily routine. On Monday (which was a holiday because it was the day chosen to observe New Year’s, since it was on a Sunday this year), we took down all of the Christmas decorations, I went grocery shopping, we did laundry, I made another batch of jam, and we got all settled so that we’d be ready for work and school on Tuesday. I have a two week long assignment at the school which has been nice because I get a chance to know the students and I get to actually teach them a bit instead of just using busy work to fill our day. The kids have settled back into school (and getting back onto Texas time, which has proven a challenge). Paul is getting settled back into work as well. It’s crazy to realize that we’re in the year 2023. Typing that number just boggles my mind. Time just marches on!