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Happy Sunday!

Did you survive the readathon yesterday? I wasn’t certain how much I would be able to participate with my houseguest and the bridal shower, but I managed to find six hours of reading time to finish the book of which I was in the middle, start and finish another book, and start a third. I read at a much slower pace than I normally do, but I think that is just a general trend of my reading these days. I enjoyed what I read and appreciated the time to just sit and read – even if it was the middle of the night and the wee hours of the morning in which I did that.

It’s been a week at the house. Holly’s dance of course but Jim had another equipment start-up that did not go as smoothly as planned. I had all of my budget meetings last week; everything went without a hitch, but there were days I was so busy I didn’t even get around to reading my email. I am hoping that this week is a little less brutal to us all around.

Proud of: My son continues to amaze me. After thoroughly enjoying marching band, he decided to try out for pep band – those bands you see playing and acting crazy during college basketball games. He was doubtful he would make it as there were 32 tubas trying out for 12 spots. Except he found out on Friday that not only he did make it, he made it to the pep band for the men’s basketball team. That’s the big-time for pep band! I am so proud of him and love that he continues to find success in something he loves.

Enjoyed: Yesterday’s readathon was the tenth anniversary, and it was so heartwarming to see everyone come together to celebrate the event. I was watching IG and Twitter all day, looking at everyone’s posts and memories about past events. It was so wonderful to see the celebration of love and community all inspired by one person. I want to take that feeling with me and remember how one person can make a difference in the world just by being kind and inclusive.

Looking forward to: It has been a while since Holly competed in Irish dancing, but we have a competition this Saturday. I love the alone time with her, and I love, love, love watching her do something so successfully. She works her butt off in all of her dance classes, but Irish is one of the few dance genres where she gets public, individual recognition for it. Call me selfish, but as her proud mother, I want everyone to see what a beautiful, poised, and talented dancer she is, and I want them to acknowledge that she is. It will be a brutal trip – about 36 hours to Detroit and back again – but I am looking forward to watching her hop and leap her way across the stage again!

Happy about: I have meals planned for the week, and I actually plan to make them! It may be cheating but they are all slow cooker meals, so little prep equals big reward. I am particularly excited about having a slow cooker meal on Sunday because it means we have a nice family dinner without me having to sacrifice football time. It’s the little things, people.

Speaking of football, games are about to start. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and spends the day relaxing and recovering from yesterday. Have a great day, and a better week, and I’ll see you back here next Sunday!


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