Good afternoon, my lovelies! Laundry is in process. Brownies are cooling. The Daytona 500 is on, and all is quiet. It’s a beautiful Sunday with nary a cloud in the sky. Things couldn’t get any better.
Jim’s home! He came home late Thursday night, landing just before the latest winter storm passed through the area. It’s been so wonderful having him home again, knowing he’ll be home for the next two weeks.
As Murphy’s Law would dictate however, this latest trip home for Jim coincides with my latest business trip to Mexico. I leave tomorrow morning and come back Thursday afternoon. I know I have to go, and I am looking forward to letting Jim handle the family chores/chauffeur duties for a few days. It does suck that this trip has to eat into our little time we have to spend as a whole family, but you do what you have to do, right? I’ll be back before I know it and at least get my turn sans kids and all the bickering, fights about homework, tight schedules, and such.
We finally got Connor’s solo score from last week. He figured he did well, but his true score made me squeal just a little bit. Other than some small technical difficulties, which he knew were troubling him, he had an almost perfect score and very complimentary comments from the judge. We are so proud of him.
|Not bad for his first tuba solo!|
Reviewed this week:
- The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist
- The Dinner by Herman Koch
- Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister
It is rotten luck but that is our life until he stops traveling so often. I have to travel too, and since one of us needs to stay home with the kids, we are bound to cut into our short time together. I look at it that it is not a permanent situation and will hopefully be over sooner rather than later. And I still get one more week with him when I return.
Congrats to your boy! That is wonderful. And I'm sorry about you missing your husband … that is rotten luck.
Safe travels and good job to the boy!
Oleander Girl, but it won't take me long to finish it!
So what are you reading now? 🙂
He's done judged piano solos before, so he knows the pressure. I'm impressed how well he did with an instrument that weighs a quarter of his body weight!
I definitely am! It is the second best thing to hearing him perform it!
Kudos to Connor! I used to play the piano and performed judged events so I know how difficult it is to get that kind of score. Very impressive!
Congrats to Connor – I would be a proud mama, too. 🙂