Well, it's turning out to be quite a year for those of us who can't get enough of the political suspense. This weekend's primary and caucus results have only heightened that suspense and kept me glued to the TV and to RealClearPolitics.com. The strength, albeit on different levels, shown by Obama and Huckabee and the resultant tremors in the respective parties have made it a race to watch down to the summer conventions. When's the last time we saw that??
(And maybe that's one of the reasons I haven't even NOTICED the writer's strike? There's no series better than the real one this year!)
Tim has had a sad case of the genuine flu all week. You know, the kind that there's now a medicine for, as long as you know what you've got within the first 24 hours? Well who ever knows they've got the flu and could manage to get in to see a doctor within the first 24 hours? We didn't, and so he's had a very hard week.
I think I've mentioned before that in 34 years of marriage I've been a complete loser in the area of choosing and keeping vacuum cleaners. Well you can add to that, muffin pans. I have a love/hate relationship with them, and I've never found a kind I'm completely happy with. I hate non-stick (after the first two weeks), I hate anything that rusts, I hate flimsy ones that warp, I hate dark ones that make too much crust, I despise silicone ones, and I can't bear the thought of shelling out $40 for the kind I think I would REALLY like, which is commercial grade 18/10 stainless steel. What's your favorite?
Another thing we're in the market for at Granny's House is new phones. We're very picky--there are a lot of "must haves" on our list. Can't seem to find one set with everything we've become accustomed to. But we don't have long to locate a new set, as half of our system is out and we could be left with only cell phones soon. Which, you might say, should be fine. But as long as we have some kids who are old enough to be left in the house alone but don't have their own cell phones, that's problematic. We can't leave them without a land line. So the search is on!
I hope to finish a couple of books this week. My stack grows taller all the time and I haven't made much progress lately...I need a vacation just for reading!
The week ahead in my life can be characterized by one symbol: ? Actually, that goes for more than this week, but right now I can't look any farther down the road. My plans for the WholeHearted Mother Conference, which starts Friday, are up in the air, as are plans for nearly everything else. I'm hoping to have some clarity tomorrow about the timeline but I'm not holding my breath, either. I'd only pass out :-)
So...I'll breathe deeply and enjoy each day as it comes. As I hope you will, too...