And that is exactly what this week represented...a flurry of activity. I know, it is always crazy, but this week has come and gone in a blur.
I am so glad the election is over! Hopefully I can ease back into Facebook without having to read all the mean-spirited posts. It is over...let's move on. This experience certainly has opened my eyes though, and not really for the better. It is sad how polarized this country has become.
I did go on a three day field trip of Boston with a group of kids from my son's school, getting up at 3:45am on Wednesday and arriving back home at 1am on Friday night/Saturday morning. I was delighted to find out we were going to be there during a Nor'easter. We had snow (many kids have never seen), 50 mph wind gusts and rain. This made all the outside tours pretty surreal, but it didn't seem to bother the kids. The parents were the ones about ready to die! The kids even had a two-hour snowball fight on Wednesday night out in the hotel parking lot, which was probably the highlight of the trip for them. These trips are supposed to be educational, but after having gone on three of these, I think the real takeaway is the camaraderie amongst the kids and adults. The destination doesn't so much matter.
Sports update: My daughter's cross country team qualified for State competition on Saturday morning, both girls and boys. We will be Tallahassee-bound next weekend. Sadly, my son's football team lost their playoff game yesterday. You know, they had a great run. No team has progressed this far in their league, and they fought like warriors. I am proud of them. At this second, I am trying to get my head around a football-free schedule for next week, for the first time since August 1st.
So I didn't spend much time (or actually, any time past Tuesday night) on the blogs. No Internet, no energy. And I didn't get much read. I am so pleased to tell you that I DID finish "Man in the Blue Moon" by Michael Morris over my trip, and started a quick graphic novel called "Drinking at the Movies" to make myself feel productive.
I am still progressing through Kate Morton's "The Forgotten Garden" on audio and I am completely in love. What a complex, layered story that charms like no other Morton novel!!! I am overwhelmed by what she brings to the literary table. I hope I can wrap this up in the current week, but I also don't want it to end!
This morning I am going to attempt a long run solo or with husband, then spend the rest of the Sunday catching up on things. I hope you have all had a great weekend. Let me know if you are reading anything interesting!