August 29, 2008

Big Changes

Well, my blogging (again) has been abysmally inconsistent of late. But this time I actually have a good excuse. My wife and kids and I have now moved to Shakopee, Minnesota, where we are taking up residence in our "new" house. We bought a 1938 house in the old part of town, and we are loving it. It is in a great neighborhood, with lots of things within walking distance, such as a library, coffee shop, gas station, post office, a few restaurants, a couple parks, and more. You get the idea. The house has needed some minor work, including some painting, which we have been busy working on, and will need some minor structural work, which we're having done in a few weeks.

The other, maybe bigger, change, is that I am now officially a stay-at-home dad. My twin boys, Paul and Lucas, are 11 months old, and are crawling around on the floor right now trying to get their hands on the computer. My wife has taken her Spanish teaching job again, and I'm now taking over the full-time parenting. I'm going to be doing some freelance book work from home (I specialize in typesetting and project management, though I also do a little cover design and maybe some light editing), so that makes it a really good situation for me to stay home. And I'm very excited to spend all of this time with my boys. Though it is going to be something of an adjustment. This last two weeks we've been trying to get into some good routines.

What this will mean for my blogging and reading habits I'm not sure yet, though I'm hoping that once things get settled a bit more it will mean finding regular time to read and regular time to blog. I've already got a start on some good reading, and this post and a few on my other little blog (What James Reads) seem to point toward a promising start to the blogging as well. I've also taken up some Greek study, something I've been wanting to do for years. I'm starting with the basics, using William Mounce's book, Greek for the Rest of Us. This also includes instructional videos on So I hope it's a good first step. I'm already relatively comfortable with some very basic Greek, and pretty good with a lexicon or other study tools, but hope this will be a step toward better skills. So that's been another daily discipline.

So there's what's been going on. They boys say hi.

1 comment:

matthew r malcolm said...

hey congratulations... hope it goes well: I love spending time with my kids - although I have to admit, I do enjoy the fact that I get time off when I go to uni!