Sunday, January 27, 2013

Week In Review

I've been sick again.  Just a cold, but it gave me a headache for a few days that I had to work hard to power through.  We got new furniture, in spite of being sick, and it's awesome.  I have to fix the pictures on the walls, because they're not centered anymore, but I'll post pictures eventually.

I spent the day yesterday with my friend Jen.  We bought running shoes because I'm starting a couch to 5k program on Monday (I'm breaking in my new shoes today).  I am exceptionally nervous about running anything.  I haven't run since high school gym class, and then only grudgingly.  The guy at the shoe store (Fleet Feet) was helpful and funny.  He said, "You have great feet for running."  I laughed and said, "I'll bet you say that to all the girls."

Don't worry, beloved husband, I'm probably old enough to be his mother.

The kids are good.  We've been spending a lot of time on Girl Scouts this week, with cookie sales and World Thinking Day and everything else that's going on.  They completely lied when they said it was a commitment of "a couple hours a week."  More like a couple hours a day.  That's ok, though, I really enjoy it.  We have some cool outings coming up this semester.  I started slow with my Kinders, we only did two last semester.  This semester we'll do 5.  We aren't going to do camping, though.  Not until next year.  One obstacle is that I haven't been able to complete the training, but also they're just too little to do an overnight at 5 or 6 years old.

The main reason I haven't posted lately, though, is because I read Fall of Giants and Winter of the World by Ken Follett this month.  I can't tell you how grateful I am for my Kindle when I read 1000 page books!  I loved both of them, and I can't wait to read the third one in the Century Trilogy which will come out next year sometime (long wait).  I wish I could write like Ken Follett, holy smoke.  I can barely keep all of those characters straight as a reader - I can't imagine how he manages it as a writer (same goes for Diana Gabaldon, who also makes me grateful for my Kindle with her tomes).

Jack completed his evaluation and qualified for speech therapy with First Steps so that will begin next week.  Of course, of course, he has said a lot of new words since I started this whole process.  The most recent was "pie," which he said last night.  Isn't that how it always goes?

Next week promises to be just as busy as this week, so don't expect much.  Sorry!  We're all here and fine, so no need to call and ask why I haven't posted lately.  If anything interesting happens, you'll be the first to know.

1 comment:

DPA said...

Just love your blog so I can keep up with you, kids, and BJ's activities.
Can't wait to see you all again and your new furniture.
Lots of outings here with art group, 99s, teachers and jaunts to Chicago. Love ya!