April 23rd, 2014

Venus

Back, and clearly slow in regrouping

I hope everyone who celebrates Easter had a happy one! We got back from Oregon late on Saturday night, and did not get around to dying the eggs that had been boiled the week before. But we had an Easter Egg hunt anyway, with plastic eggs and chocolate things inside, so it all worked out. Plus, the kids' Easter baskets. They're teenagers, but it's still all about the chocolate.

We had a nice visit with my parents, though it's hard to see them aging. My mom is 88, and Dad will be in a few months. They're still doing better than a lot of their peers, but it's not as easy for them as it once was.

We played glow-in-the-dark mini-golf in Portland while visiting my sisters, which was really neat! Putting is still my nemesis. It's a complete crapshoot.

I finished Divergent, and got halfway through the "must read this!" book I brought, partly because my mom had a Jeffrey Deaver book (Lincoln Rhyme series) I'd never read. Now I'm midway through both. I managed to get all of the Thursday Next books downloaded onto my Kindle before we left, so my son could re-read as many of those as he needed. Fortunately, he figured out how to access footnotes on Kindle, because those are crucial for that series! He made it into book 4 on the drive home. That kid reads faster than I do...

I also madly tried to read all the Idol entries, and did the voting... only to have the voting aborted within the hour before the deadline. Argh! That eye-bleed was all for nothing!

Now I'm slogging through the workpile at the office. Happy Wednesday. :O