Some of you have asked where the pictures are of Judah and the rest of the Virginia grandchildren.
The sad story is.....it's a sad story.
When I arrived here on Wednesday, Molly and Liam were down with a stomach virus. In the following 48 hours, Dave, Kristen, Warren, Henry, Carrie, Annie, Erin and I had all succumbed to the same thing. At first, the virus appeared to be short-lived, but nearly all of us, after thinking we were better, have had a relapse.
Needless to say, it hasn't been the visit I envisioned. But then that's kind of like life, huh? It's not always what you hope, but it's life. And we've enjoyed being together even though the activities have been mainly of the cleaning and laundry variety, if you know what I mean.
The little ones are, nevertheless, precious. We haven't felt like documenting the week in pictures other than the one of Molly on Kristen's blog with her snow
So, here I am, sipping on a soft drink and eating some Cheez-its, hoping that one relapse is all I have to endure.
And then there's politics. It's crazy, isn't it? Actually, though I might not like how things are looking, I think it's kind of invigorating that we still don't know much on either side of the fence. I hate it when it's all decided a year ahead of time and the rest of the political process is just a show. Those of who enjoy the process like there to be SOME drama and suspense!
Regardless of how I was feeling, it was so nice to see some snow this week. No matter how many winters I pass in south Texas, I will always miss white-outs and five foot drifts and the site of the kids shoveling the walks. And yes, I will always miss Virginia in general.
On the trip out here I finished the Stephen Colbert book. Yeah, don't listen with kids around. There's some of it that, to my taste, is unnecessarily crude. But there's no question about it, the guy is a hilarious observer of human nature and of things American.
The Papa is home from Hawaii, two days ahead of me. By Thursday night the kids will be crowding around to find out what kind of T-shirts he brought them! Always, T-shirts :-)
Nathan, CJ, and Beth all seemed to have good starts to their college semesters this week. Nate even texted that he spent Saturday on the golf course with new friends. Must mean there was no homework, right?
If you didn't see the Civil War video from yesterday's post, go watch!
Well, that's about all I can manage today. Hopefully another 24 hours and I'll be feeling more, well, robust!