Good morning my friends! Well, I know I'm not supposed to wish my life away, but I am glad this week is done. Things were completely chaotic and my husband was out of town, which never helps when you have to be in three places at once. It was certainly an emotional week, more than normal.
I don't like to belabor a lot of sadness on the blog, but I have to just say something about an event that happened on Wednesday. At our school, we lost one of our dads, a 42 year-old who left behind an amazingly courageous wife and two little kids. He had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma years ago, and fought a great fight, but his passing was not a surprise. Our school community came together to support this family like I've never seen in the 12 years I've been there. It was incredibly humbling to see the mountains of food and volunteer hours put forth to pull off a funeral reception in a very short amount of time. I was so very proud of our community this week, and truly touched.
My foot is not healing all that well, and I am continuing to run, but it is frustrating and pathetic to hobble around, dragging one side like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. I should probably just stay off my foot totally, but it is so hard to give up the one thing that is keeping me focused right now! Anyway, I shed a few tears of pain and irritation over that this week as well. It just pisses me off is all. I know I need to put things into perspective.
My third source of waterworks this week was THAT DARNED FABULOUS BOOK "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes. I listened to it on audio...amazing production by the way...and I honestly thought I'd never recover. Incredible book, just prepare yourself for an emotional meltdown of the best kind.
After that adventure in total loss of control, I have recently started Holly Goddard Jones' "Next Time You See Me" on audio. She is going to be at the UCF Book Festival, and time is ticking so I will have to blast through this one quickly (there was a serious wait list at the library). In print I finished the new Patti Callahan Henry novel "And Then I Found You" (another UCF highlight) and snuck in the graphic novel "Friends With Boys" before starting my last UCF Book "Sunrise on the Battery" by Beth Webb Hart. I have been a busy bee.
Is anyone involved in the March Madness? We have been taking in a game or two, but it was much more intense when we lived in the Midwest. I mean, in the CPA firm I worked at in Indiana, there would be a TV on in the conference room all day, every day of the tournament. It was crazy! I think Indiana University is going to be the Big Ten's best chance this year.
Next week the kids start their spring break on Thursday, and we are out all the following week. This should be good, once they get past a few pesky tests that mark the end of the quarter. Do we have plans for spring break? Yes we do! But I will wait for next Sunday to tell you about them. In the meantime, I wish everyone a peaceful day of rest on this Palm Sunday.