I just turned in a 110-page manual that I wrote for my company (of course, it’ll undergo tons more changes after that, but I had a big landmark deadline for some clients who needed to read it—that and a 40-page testing worksheet—all at the same time—and after bunches of changes to the software I was writing about---ARRRGGGGHHH!) I went three days in a row with almost NO SLEEP—and I do not do well on little sleep—I simply lose it! These last couple of weeks and all this working have been the worst physical distress since Jaclyn was born (nothing to compare that to!). You know how it is when you are overworked and stressed—my laundry is high as an elephant’s eye, and it looks like it’s growing clear up to the . . . you get the idea. So I am pathetically overworked from two jobs (writing and mothering). But at least when I complete my documents and turn them in, I get to goof off for a while until the next round. I do need the goof-off time.
Jaclyn starts Montessori school tomorrow. I may be more excited than she is. She has no idea what it will be like to be around lots of kids—and most of them older. We’ll see how it goes, but should be good, after the adjustment period, that is. Her previous daycare, she was the oldest child and there were only two others.
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We took Jaclyn to her first circus a couple of weeks ago—the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey. Such anticipation—such excitement in out household—like Christmas—only more so. And sure enough, Jaclyn—as a toddler—was more excited about the circus before going and after coming than when she was actually there. I think it was overwhelming. Plus, it was her naptime, so she got really whacked out the last part of the show. But what a GREAT SHOW! Oh, I love the circus. Can’t begin to describe it. Too fun. Jaclyn is still talking about it—funny how these things really change a kid—at the hefty age of two, guess there’s not that much in their little heads to change—but it’s wild watching it happen. She’s all about elephants—in a big way. She talks about elephants constantly. And now,