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Friday, October 07, 2016

Five on Friday

1. In the last 2 weeks, I have spent 4 days in Louisville, KY, working at the annual D6 Conference and 2 days at an off-site planning meeting. Can I tell you that I still pinch myself that I get to do this job? My family is so sick of hearing me talk about it.

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2. My parents have been here twice in the last 2 weeks. They stayed with the kids while we were in Louisville and then were here this week for Grandparents Day at school. Also, hello, Fall Break!

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3. Camden tried out for the middle school basketball team this week. While he was supremely nervous, I might have been even more so. Seriously, I felt like vomiting when I dropped him off. I did a good job of covering up my own nerves for his sake (how adult of me). Baseball tryouts were more intimidating because of the set-up (all the coaches lined up, etc.), but he's played baseball for 8-9 years so there is a sense of familiarity (plus, the whole left-handed pitching skills almost make him a shoo-in). This is his first foray into school sports, and he has never played basketball outside of in our driveway with a jacked up net and goal. I think it takes a lot of courage to try new things, and I'm proud of him for giving it a shot (pun intended).

4. Brian took Rory on a date in lieu of the annual camping trip (which she seems to have outgrown). She picked out his clothes, ordered a pizza the size of the table, and then they visited the pet store to look at reptiles.

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5. I am still on a reading roll. A few recent reads:

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - This book is a 5-star read, but not light reading.
Kindred by Octavia Butler - also an excellent read, but not for the faint of heart.
Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema - charming and funny . . . and very lighthearted.
And two I didn't love - You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott and Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (although this one was better than the reviews).

Happy Weekend!

2 comments:

Norman said...

Love you all! Grandma E.

Vicky said...

I love coming here to catch up with you- am so amazed at the endurance you seem to have. Love how your job fills you so. I've often wondered if life would ever go back to a semblance of normal- and you prove to me that you can. Blessings and love to you~