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Good morning! The sun is shining. The birds are gorging themselves. The sky was blue. The clouds are rolling in as I type, which means we will probably get another snow shower or two. This seems to be the norm now that we are no longer experiencing that arctic cold. Oh well. ‘Tis the season!

Connor made it through his first ever finals week thinking that they were no big deal and were actually rather easy. On the one hand, I’m glad he feels that way. On the other hand, I believe he is in for a rude awakening as he continues onward with high school. Monday starts a new semester and a fresh start, something we all need every so often. His grades were not quite up to our expectations, so he has some work to do going forward.

Jim is back from his trip to California. While there, he experienced his first ever earthquake tremor and saw those wildfires around LA. It has only taken a year for him to see some of the downsides of SoCal. Wisconsin does not look so terribly bad now, to my way of thinking.

Cold season definitely hit the house this week as Connor, then Holly, and then I succumbed. I’ll take a cold over the flu, which is apparently rampaging through the state right now. We are all on the mend, thank goodness, and hope that this is the last illness we see for a while.

Reviewed this week:

Not much else is on the docket this week. Jim has another business trip planned, but to Savannah. I’m still staying busy with year-end close, and the kids have the regular activities and chores to keep them busy. In essence, it is a typical week in the Shannon family.

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