|April 20, 2016|
We bloggers say it often, but we say it because it happens and we really are sorry. Well, sort of. I'll say it now: I'm sorry for disappearing and not giving you a heads up on the serious break in my posting schedule. It wasn't planned. I had no idea how long it was going to last. Life over the last few weeks was such that I haven't spent any time on blogging.
Since you last heard from me, a lot has been going on.
I've packed up two maxed out mini van loads and one pick up truck load of stuff from our other house. I've sorted and cleaned and done some major yard work. I've shared the news with those closest to me that we are officially working on putting our house in the town we've called "home" for the last 20 years on the market. The reality that our ties with that town will be broken once that house sells has really started to sink in. (Yes, yes, we can still visit. But once the house sells, that part of our live's will be history.) That's part of why I haven't been here.
I've also been soaking up some serious sun while writing up a book club style literature course for middle schoolers that I plan to teach in the fall. And finishing up Gone With The Wind. And reading the latest Mary Higgins Clark. All while sipping my favorite toasted marshmallow iced lattes. If I'm honest, this time in the sun has kind of taken the place of blogging.
I've been heading to the basketball court to shoot hoops with my brother on the nights when we have nowhere to be after dinner. Okay, so this has only just begun, but I hope it happens A LOT more often!
I've spent a good chunk of time each morning reading the Bible and writing in my journal. And visiting with my Mom as we plan out what needs doing and who has to be where and what we need to get done. And Prince. He was one of my Mom's favorites and with his recent death, we've learned A LOT about him. He was so young and so gifted and I had no idea just how much my Mom appreciated his music.
My sister and I have tried to squeeze in trips to the library and to the park and have had plenty of chats just as one of us happens to be trying to go to sleep. We've shared car rides to her new mother's helper job and swapped babysitting stories. On the drive back, I've blasted my music because that's what I do when I'm in the car alone.
Like I said, a lot has been going on. It's been fantastic and that might just be why I'm only sort of sorry that I haven't been here.
What have YOU been up to?
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