Finally, a peaceful weekend – no games in the middle of the afternoons or evenings, no parties or get-togethers with friends. Nothing. Dare I say it? It is wonderful!
This week was parent/teacher conference week. Connor’s teacher actually reads my blog and is a fellow kindred reading spirit (hi, Mrs. Conley!), so I was actually looking forward to getting together and talking to her about Connor. It turns out he is still getting into trouble because he finds it difficult to stop reading novels during class (this has been a problem every year since 2nd grade), but honestly, as I smuggled HP 6 and HP7 into work and read them both when I should have been working, it’s very difficult for me to get angry with him about that. Still, we had a pleasant chat, made more so by the fact that Connor is kicking butt in school this year and is having an absolute blast. We met with Holly’s teacher on Thursday. As Holly is more subdued, we weren’t certain what to expect. It turns out she is doing well, even if she is a bit of a chatty Cathy – which comes to no surprise to us. Overall, the reports are both kids are doing very well, which is something every parent wants to hear!
We also received the kids’ school pictures this week. I am in love with Holly’s picture this year. She is beyond beautiful. Connor’s is so typical for him, slightly awkward but very sincere. I am so pleased with both of them and am even more thrilled they don’t need retakes!
This week, I stayed busy as a stop on the TLC book tour for Heidegger’s Glasses; I’m even hosting a giveaway for a copy of the novel, open through tomorrow. I also reviewed the audiobook of A Secret Kept by Tatiana De Rosnay. Connor shared his thoughts on the latest Wimpy Kid release, The Ugly Truth. I spilled some thoughts I’ve had about parental guilt and confessed my way into a new feature designed to keep me motivated and hold me accountable for my healthy actions. The support for the new feature has been great. I hope it holds!
Since today is all about relaxation and rest, my body is screaming for me to do just that. So, now it’s time for me to sign off and enjoy the remainder of my stress-free weekend. Have a great week, everyone. Happy reading!