I like to blog. Really, I do. The past ten years should be testimony of that. But it's been busier than normal lately trying to juggle big kid's needs, a traveling husband and my own work schedule. As it is, I have a few moments today so I thought I'd do a quick catch up. Until I looked at my photos. I took hundreds and hundreds of photos at school during the last few months (but - fist pump - yearbook is now officially signed off on) and maybe 50 here at home.
So I went to my phone. I do like my phone for photographs. It was a good excuse to clean it up and dump all the photos over here onto my laptop.
Above: Last Sunday. Wendy and I took advantage of the college kid being home to babysit the boys, and we went to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. We'd been trying to get there for nearly five weeks, but the center's schedule and our schedule were hard to sync up. Wendy's class had gone a few days prior to us going, but we had chosen that we'd do this together instead so that 1. She could go at her own pace and 2. I could finally get there. It's been on my list. Wendy did well, and I'm glad we went. I'd like to go again and do some more reading but I promised that I'd follow Wendy's pace.
Monday: Choir concert. There is one more left in the season after this one. Wendy is unsure if she's going to continue in high school, so it's been nice to be able to attend these. They go to festival on Tuesday and Wendy came home today with the most gigantic heel blisters that I've ever seen in all my 47 years, so that should be interesting given that she has to wear her black church shoes that day.
And random: I went to the concert solo as did the lady that sat next to me. We chatted for a bit - neither of us recognized the other's kid's names, but I saw her daughter when she came to have her mom hold her phone. When it came time for them to sing I leaned over and said - Psssst. My kid is the one directly behind your kid. Three grades, full risers - what are the chances? Tickles me.
On Tuesday: The thaw began.
On Wednesday: It was foggy for our morning walk.
On Friday: I nailed down the spring break kid and we took care of everything on his week's to do list. Like get our passports. He's contemplating doing some study abroad. He originally thought maybe this summer, but is now thinking maybe next summer. Either way - best to get the passport portion of it done and out of the way before it's a panic thing. I got mine too. No plans, but now I'll be ready should Greg get another one of those overseas jobs if I feel like going with.
Saturday: Greg had the day off, so he took the boys bike shopping and I took the girls clothes shopping.
Allan decided it was a good day to head back to Big Rapids.
Today: Greg left for another 24 hour shift in Toledo
I took the kids to Sunday School and church
with just three of us, we decided to get Wendy's after church - they have a new Cod sandwich on the menu this month
The boys and I went to the farm.
I was all set to buy an annual pass, thinking I was getting a good start on the season - and when I reached for my pay for it card - I remembered that I left it in my other jacket pocket when I paid for lunch. It was pure luck that I had $7 cash on me for the daily. I'm going to twitch about this every time we go to Kensington this year.
After the farm, we pulled our bikes out of the van and went for a little burn, and out of that whole big park - we ran into my brother and his wife and their new daughter...and one of their three dogs. He helped me realize that it was my kickstand making the annoying noise on my bike. Brothers are good for that.
Now I have to go round up those boys and get them working on their book reports before the day completely slips away.
And now you're all caught up.