…the blog sometimes suffers. I have been trying to get back to my regularly scheduled program here, but Peace Garden Writer has been hit the hardest with my fall schedule.
So what have I been doing to merit my M.I.A. status?
Well, the crazy started with an out-of-town school author visit, which, I have to say, was one of my favorite so far. The kids were awesome (teachers, too)…
…the weather amazing, and the adventure also gave me a chance to see my grandmother and mother, which is always a blessing.
We also had a nice visit from the in-laws last weekend. This is “Mom #2” and me.
Grandma and Grandpa filled our boys’ and their cousin’s bellies with brownies and Mountain Dew then let them sleep over in their hotel room. Weee!
And speaking of Mountain Dew, a sweet gal I know in basic training needed some encouragement to push through her final couple weeks. This was my attempt.
There’s been a 17th birthday party in there somewhere, too, along with a chance to assist my daughter in playing hookey over the lunch hour so we could indulge in some Olive Garden. Presenting the post-demolition cake and coffee:
Oh, and nails. With teen daughters, this is sometimes a given on these special days.
It’s also parent-teacher conference week, which means visits to school and checking up on the kids’ progress. So far so good but it always makes for a lot of extra bouncing around.
I love the chance to see what projects have been keeping them busy, though. This one by my youngest made me pause and smile.
My husband also was gone a few days on business, but he brightened us with a photo of a San Diego sunset. And I thought North Dakota sunsets were awesome!
So, you see, I have not been hiding under a rock or anything of the sort, but I have been awfully schedule-heavy. I’ve only shared a few highlights here. The days have been full with more to come.
I have missed my Peace Garden Writer posts but it’s good to engage fully in life, too, and sometimes, that means pulling away from the screen to tend to the other pressing things.
Thanks for your patience.
Q4U: What has been marking your living these days?