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23 April 2014 @ 10:36 am
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

 
 
 
cindytsuki_no_bara on April 24th, 2014 04:05 am (UTC)
glow-in-the-dark mini golf! how fun! and i'm impressed that you got home the night before easter and still managed to hide eggs and make easter baskets.

i've fallen way behind on my idol reading, now that i can't get to lj at work. i feel like a bad competitor.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 24th, 2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
The mini-golf WAS fun. And really, just as challenging for me as the regular out-doors kind. But the setup was kind of undersea spooky, and I liked it.

It's hard to keep up with the Idol reading, though when there are fewer competitors it goes much more easily!
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on April 24th, 2014 05:53 am (UTC)
I'm going to be in Portland in July and I am going to have to try glow in the dark mini-golf.

I am glad you are safe at home and I hope you aren't too overwhelmed with work.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 24th, 2014 09:41 pm (UTC)
There's only one place that has it, and it's on SW Taylor in downtown Portland, Really different and neat!

Work is slowly getting more to the usual level of busy-ness, rather than deluge. ;)
Dan: Peregrinemuchtooarrogant on April 24th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
Welcome back. :)

The girlitas went to their biological dad's for Easter weekend, but ended up only being gone Friday/Saturday. We debated doing something Easter egg related on Sunday, but Lizbeth decided to shop for rugs instead. *grin*

Dan
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 24th, 2014 09:42 pm (UTC)
Rugs!! Those poor girls. And possibly, poor you as well. :D

I'll shop for rugs, and I have, but even _I_ don't enjoy it!
angels3angels3 on April 25th, 2014 02:49 am (UTC)
Sounds like you had a really good time.

No one wants to see their parents getting older, my kids would always say 40 is old, till I got there and then they moved it to 50. They'd do the same thing with their grandparents too, 60 is ancient until they got there and then they would move the age up.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 25th, 2014 06:11 am (UTC)
I do also remember that when my grandparents were 60... they were considerabley 'older' than my parents were at 60. Better medical care and just overall knowledge of healthier habits makes a huge difference!