One: I can hardly remember back to Lent, even though we’re not a full two weeks into Easter. I know I totally stank at my Lenten disciplines (does that mean I picked the right ones, since they drove me right into an awareness of my need for grace?). Instead, I spent every spare minute studying for my board exam.
Two: my friend Lori came to hang out with my kids during my exam. (Excellent, but then I wanted to be with them the whole time!) I should have the results just in time to register for the October exam again if I failed.
Three: One day while I was studying at Starbucks, a dog came in and got a puppiccino. Apparently this is a thing. And she liked it. A lot.
Four: I had a list of things as long as my arm that I’d put off whilst studying (think showering, cleaning, cooking, exercising, answering emails, and all the other work sundries that I wouldn’t let spill into our homeschooling time). When I finished, however, I spent a week just reading novels because I was so fried. This week I managed to drag on some clothes, do yoga twice, and put up our Easter tree.
Five: meanwhile, life marched on. The girls had a dance performance at school. Here’s Phoebe as Little Red [Riding Hood] and Moriah as a wolf (she’s the one in the furry legwarmers and scary make-up- second from the right):
Six: This week I am finally finding my groove again, though Sam traveled to the middle-of-nowhere FEMA training site to learn how to protect us all from Ebola.
Don’t you feel safer now?
They seem to be having a little too much fun.
Seven: Tuesday I got to watch my friends’ 11-month old. He loves Moriah, so she did a bunch of the baby-toting, and to be honest, he slept a lot. But when he was awake, I spent most of time trying to figure out how to baby-proof my kitchen. It involved a lot of rubber bands and kitchen tools to prop open drawers.
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