We did get to visit, but I missed out on one gorgeous beach day and dining out. I want a do over!
It took the better part of the following week to recover.
School is busy as we prep for Donuts for Dad and other spring festivities. And we've had a few nice days that have enabled me to get out in the yard at last.
I'm ready for spring now, but we've got more cold and rainy days coming our way... All in good time I suppose.
I got to spend last Saturday with Shannon, watching C play in a volleyball tournament - such fun! Both the catching up and watching my god daughter do her thing!
Lent is in full swing now. Remember when I resolved to list 1000 Gifts from Him during Lent? Four years ago? Do you know I've now listed over 8500 Gifts? It's a delicious discipline that stuck with me... And has changed my outlook immeasurably.
This year, I'm journaling my way through Lent with this wonderful Lenten journal by Naptime Diaries.
So far I'm loving this exercise... It's lengthened my time with Him in the mornings, and that's not a bad thing. I've also given up wine on school nights. I was almost there anyway, due to illness and the ever increasing need to be clear-headed. But I still think this is a nice challenge for me right noe. And it should help in my quest to eat better and lose 10 pounds before I go to NYC for my birthday. :)
El Prez and I continue attending Nar Anon meetings. We're growing closer as a result and feeling stronger in dealing with the addiction. And we're reminded every week that we really have it pretty easy compared to some families that are dealing with it every minute of every day. It's heartbreaking - some of the stories. It's made us thankful that we are where we are and thankful for the strength of our marriage.
Soccer season has started and I'm dying for it to warm up so I can watch Jack's games comfortably and not in this scenario...
His team is pretty good but they're not winning like they did last season. Hopefully they'll continue to improve! He's enjoying it though and holding his own in school, so I'm proud of him.
Alec continues working on his plans for next year - woo hoo!
And we had the added good news of the conviction of the drunk driver that killed Kaely. At long last - justice. I've heard he plans to appeal (why???) but I'm praying the family won't be put through another trial. It was brutal to relive that day.
That's about it-- now you're up to speed!