I know, I know — I’ve been posting a lot of reviews lately. They seemed more interesting than actual updates. Most of my time has been spent doing volunteer work for Grants to You, which is interesting to do but not to describe.
However, I have actual NEWS now! My baby girl and her beau are engaged! I swear, it feels like she was just learning to walk last week and now she’s all grown up!
No, there isn’t a date set for the wedding yet. I’ll post more when there is one. But for now, I’m very happy for my girl and her sweetheart. There have been lots of tears of joy around here.
I’m spending the next few days with Katie, so I won’t be online much. See y’all at the end of the week! (I’ll try to schedule a few blog posts to fill in.)
Plinky asked: What was the best thing about yesterday?
I spent the entire day with my daughter! We had a lovely time together. Isn’t she a doll?
It looks like the T-SPLOST bill was defeated by a landslide. I’m so glad! That thing was a total boondoggle. My baby girl and I spent the day together and one of the very first things we did was go vote against it!
We had a good lunch together and a frozen yogurt treat. She indulged me, so I finally got to go to In Stitches, too. They have the most incredible selection of fibers! I picked up my first Gloriana silks for a charity stitching project.
Now I’m exhausted, but happy. It was a good day!
Today’s post at Academy Caritas lists some free online courses that look very good. I’m considering using some of those to get back into the groove of school until I can go back “for real.”
I’m in a good mood, as I’m at the girl’s place and I got to see Steven today. Happy day!
1) Auto insurance
2) My cell phone
3) My daughter
That’s an old photo of Katie and Kiyoshi. I’m not the family photographer. She is, followed by Sam. But there’s a photo, and this post really needs one.
It has been some time since I posted much here, so I figure that I should do a bit of an update. It isn’t as if anything has changed in any big way. Sam has the same nice and stable job, and we’re still very happily together after — oh, wow, it’s twelve years this month.
Katie is a college student now, and still living at home (I’m very happy about that!) since she decided to attend a local school. Her health issues haven’t gone away, but she’s trying so very hard — I worry about her constantly. She pushes and pushes until she collapses every day and at the end of every week. She has a very active social life (what do you expect? she’s a babe!), and happily she has a great group of friends who are supportive about helping her get to class when neither she nor I drive.
One of the classes she was supposed to take (French) was canceled due to inadequate enrollment. She was terribly unhappy, and I was a little disappointed because I was looking forward to helping her with the subject. On the other hand, it was an 8am class, and without it her earliest class is much later in the day. I think it worked out for the best for this semester.
I’ve had another nuisance come up with my own health, too. Annoying bodies. They’re great when you want to taste chocolate, hug someone, smell flowers, etc. but I have some complains about a few design flaws.
That’s enough for tonight. Tomorrow: More about Art!
Katie seems to be feeling a bit better. She slept through most of the day, and just got up a few minutes ago (right at the end of my and Sam’s date) feeling like she could eat something. Solid food, even! That’s progress. Since she didn’t have any antivirals, I don’t think this was really the flu. She should still be much sicker if it was. I’m not at all unhappy about that. Read more
My girl has the flu! And she had not one, but two flu shots this year! She caught it from her sweetie down at Georgia Tech, and if there’s a place in Georgia that’s more international than the airport, that’s it. So I suppose it’s one of those strains that she wasn’t vaccinated against. But still!
The young infection vector was given a prescription for Tamiflu, but I haven’t heard much more about his condition since the visit to the student clinic. She’s barely able to stay upright, but wanted to go down to stay with him (his mother apparently having offered her a ride during one of her trips to deliver a care package). He kindly offered to take care of her so as to avoid infecting the bear and I. As sweet as that is, I don’t really think it wise to have the two sick kids dependent on each other, no matter how good their intentions may be.
Yes, I am a Mean, Mean Mommy, but she’s sleeping too much to really protest. There’s also the fact that she can’t stand to speak much due to the sore throat. Of course, she’s curled up in our bed, which is the preferred refuge for sick children, even when they’re All Grown Up at 19. Kyoshi is keeping a close eye on her, with breaks to check on the angle of sunlight in the kitchen and living room.