I used to get so annoyed when my mother would say, “Twenty years from now, nobody will know the difference.” She was wrong in a sense—I certainly still know the difference, about so very many things.
On the other hand, I do understand the longer view much better now. Twenty years seemed like such a long time then, and now? It’s so very short.
In any case, Katie did get home from her trip to the great northwest. She had a marvelous time and thinks she has found her school.
I’m really proud of her. She planned this trip, to a place neither she nor any of us had ever been before, all by herself. She went without a qualm, had a marvelous time, managed her money perfectly, and made some great new friends.
Since then she also went to her first LARP. Again, she had a marvelous adventure, had lots of fun, and found a new thing she enjoys. I think we need to acquire camping equipment.
Sam has started playing Burning Wheel with a group of local people. He really enjoys the game. I’m glad to see him getting out and having some social time with others.
I had a big thing happen, but I’m going to stay quiet about it a little longer, ’til it’s also a sure thing.
In the meantime, I’ve found a nice outlet for my OCD urges as a “librarian” at Good Reads.