Our extended family and church family have been hit with a nasty virus, one that hangs on and hangs on and deceives us by thinking we're better and then slams with a relapse. So all of our Easter activities and preparations have been affected in some unpleasant ways...hopefully it's about run its course and we will all experience new life!
And life here gets crazy tomorrow. We're within two weeks of the kids' drama extravaganza, "A Century of Broadway." Tomorrow starts daily rehearsals, 2-10 pm (yes, you read that right) and the accompanying exhilarating and exhausting frenzy that includes sleeplessness, hyperactivity, and downright panic. I've learned over the last three years to allow for this in several ways. First, we adjust morning routines to allow for some sleeping in. Second we don't plan ANY other activities (one year I scheduled the older kids' SAT and were we ever sorry!); third, I plan the school year so that very little academic work needs to be accomplished; and fourth, I try to have lots of calorie dense foods around since they need extra energy and there's little prep time. So....here goes!
Granddaughter Abby was fascinated a few days ago when her mom showed her my post about her loving to take showers at my house. The next day, seeing mom back on the blog that she recognized, she wanted to know if Granny said anything about the sister she's waiting for. Since her mommy and daddy don't seem to know anything useful, she thought Granny surely would!
And big brother Josh--Granny just has to publicly brag on him. Have you ever known a seven-year-old who can drop and do 75 grown-up push-ups? (Could be more by today...he increases it every few days!) The kid is nothing short of amazing. He has a will of iron and muscles to match!
CJ goes to the neurologist tomorrow to review the results of last week's EEG's and discuss next steps with the new doctor. She's had a rough time ever since the tests but she's kept up quite a work schedule and made it to church this morning. Please pray that the long-sought answers will begin to be revealed.
One of my tasks for the next couple of days is to buckle down and familiarize myself with MS Office 2007, specifically the new version of Word. I can't believe all the new features and capabilities, but there's a big learning curve with this one and I've been very frustrated because I haven't taken the time to get smart on it. So I'll be lugging my laptop around so that in the down time (whatever that is) I can grab some minutes here and there to self-tutor.
The Papa is back from another Hawaii trip (okay, having just returned from a heavenly vacation myself, this time I won't complain) and brought back his usual array of treats: long-sleeve island T-shirts, macadamia nut popcorn and candy, hair accessories for the girls, and the special cheese he brings me each time. He'll be going back again in June, and I MIGHT just slip away with him for a few days...
Reading time, and even audiobook listening time, has been very short lately. The same ol' books are on my nightstand, looking up longingly for some company. I'm hoping to make them happy this week, too.
May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ engulf your heart with the beauty and the hope of this Resurrection Day!