I still struggle with reminders of those last few days with Julian: seeing a student whom I haven't seen since July, or coming across one of the last work emails I sent on the Friday before he was born. Overall, I have been okay, and have been able to keep up with an increasing number of tasks and responsibilities. At this point, I'm pretty much back to "normal" as far as my workload and workdays go. Of course, I still have moments when I have to stop and breathe, or take a few moments to myself.
Other recent accomplishments:
Singing in five Holiday Pops concerts
(Taison came to the last one on Sunday)
Making one batch of Christmas cookies
(Oatmeal-Pistachio-Apricot for a cookie swap at work )
Going into the baby section of Gap to buy our gift to donate to a child this winter. I bought a navy blue down-filled snowsuit. It looks really comfy. Some little 6 month old out there will be nice and warm in it this winter.