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.)
I got to see two of my cousins today! Kim and Lori were in town for the American Idol concert, so we had dinner together at my parents’ place. It was lovely to see them. We don’t get together nearly often enough.
I’m grateful for my family!
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!
Y’all are tired of me doing this, aren’t you? Learning to Code, Part 5.
Well, I had some fun away from the computer when my oldest nephew visited today. He’s a non-stop bundle of energy! We got the air hockey table cleared off for a game. Woof!
And I went to the library and checked out actual, physical books for the first time in eons, rather than eBooks. That was a trip. I had to learn how to use the self checkout thing all over again. I feel like a luddite when that kind of thing happens. I want to shout, “No, I’m not behind the curve, I’m ahead of it!” But the things I needed (technical references) were only available from the library on dead trees, so there you have it. I had to lug home many pounds of paper. Happy I am to be able to check them out, too, as those books are pricey!
I hope it was as wonderful for y’all as it was for us.
While Daddy was taking a nap, I did a little work on the site here, continuing the process of migrating things from the old format into WordPress. It’s going to take more time, but eventually all the pages will be uniform. Really! If you find anything that isn’t working, though, please be patient and leave me a comment about it?
Plinky asked, “When was the last time you enjoyed the great outdoors?”
Does a suburban pool count? Because I was in one today, playing with my niece and nephews, chatting with my brother and sister-in-law and parents. It was a lovely part of our Father’s Day weekend celebration.
It has been a few years since I went out to anything that could be called wilderness, but I’d like to do so again, now that I’m getting stronger and my allergies have improved along with the rest of my health. I haven’t been to a beach (other than the imported one at Lake Lanier) in almost 20 years, either. That’s another thing I’d like to do.
1) Time with my daughter
2) Delicious dinner with Katie and some lovely people
3) Stitching time!