....Tracy glances around furtively, sneaks upstairs from the Halfway House basement where she's been hiding all along, and hopes the locks haven't been changed
I'm sorry for my terrible posting habits the past month or so, and I'm determined to get back into the swing of things here at the Halfway House. I've missed all of my sibs, but have been lurking regularly in an attempt to keep up with all the goings-on around here.
We've been busy with the usual.... school and work, AAU basketball practices and weekend tournaments for my daughter, recreational baseball for my son, a full slate of services and choir/quartet rehearsals at church the week of Easter, etc. We've all been relatively healthy throughout the winter with only minor sniffles and colds, and for that, I'm thankful.
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter, too. Do you attend Maundy Thursday and/or Good Friday services as part of Easter week? I'm sure Little Man is thrilled to have some special time to spend with Mom during his school holidays. I read your review of The Host; thanks for posting. I haven't read the book and don't really have any desire to see the movie, especially after reading your review. I usually have an affinity for sci-fi and should probably give the book a chance. Where are you in the process of publication and release of The Heir
How are things at work, and have you found time at home to work on your fanfic? I hope you enjoyed your three day weekend.
I'm sure your kids enjoyed hunting for Easter eggs. I bet the school is glad to have you onboard to help regularly with various activities, and I imagine they'll make good use of your creative and organizational talents. Do they know you're quite the baker?
I saw your Facebook post about the death of Richard Griffiths, and that is so very sad. You're right.... he was featured in the play, Equus alongside Dan Radcliffe, and seemed to be an very talented actor. I believe he's the third cast member the Harry Potter series has lost.....along with Richard Harris as Dumbledore, and a young actor in a very minor role who was tragically murdered several years ago.
We, too have Hobby Lobby and I enjoy browsing there as well. Good luck as you discern what's best for you and hubs as far as your job is concerned. I hope you enjoyed your Easter service at church. I'm sorry about the "cooling off" of the relationship with one of your former best friends. It can be difficult to maintain some friendships throughout all aspects of our lives, even when we think we're doing a lot to cultivate those friendships. I agree with Songbird
that the strength of relationships and friendships can vary, according to specific phases of our lives. I think it's even more difficult when you have children, as our interests and social activities are often impacted by our children, and our leisure time is more limited than when we were first married. I'm sad that my husband and I have lost touch with several friends with whom we socialized frequently a number of years ago. Two couples have moved out of town (one couple far out of state), and a third couple's children attend different schools and are involved in completely different activities than our children. It's unfortunate that our friendships can often be affected by the constraints of time and distance.
It sounds as if you had a wonderful birthday, and the photo book from your Mom was such a lovely idea. Enjoy your thirties, and try not to stress too much about concrete plans (or lack of....). You can still set goals for yourself, strive to meet them, and have fun.....at any age.
I'm sorry you've had to deal with a broken pipe and hole in the floor and hope both issues are resolved/repaired as quickly as possible. Garfield is already one year old?!
It's good to see you, but you've posted more frequently than me in recent weeks. I can't believe Baby E. is four years old! My, how time flies. I, too worked Good Friday and the Monday after Easter; they aren't offiical holidays here. I was pretty certain you'd fall in love with The Mortal Instruments series, and Jace, in particular.
I actually prefer Cassanda Clare's preqel series, the Infernal Devices. Let me know if you ever decide to read that trilogy.
Miss you and hope that school, teaching, your family, and your faith are fulfilling and enjoyable for you.
It's good to see you here too! That's a bummer that you had classwork while your kids were on spring break. I hope all of you are well.