This is my first post composed at the laptop that my mother gave me when she got a new one and that a very generous friend revamped for me at no charge. (He did accept a bottle of wine as a token of my appreciation.) I'm hoping that I will be able to download videos from my new camera that James gave me for Christmas and post them more often via this laptop. I haven't installed the camera software yet, nor have I downloaded any pictures or videos. That is a soon-to-happen project that I anticipate will benefit this blog.
Life goes on. I am trying to stay in alignment as best as I can. James' company has declared bankruptcy, and while he has a job as of today, his future there is extremely uncertain. I have an interview next week for a part-time job that I hope will be a good fit for me. The kids are doing well. We had two snow days this week, plus the MLK holiday on Monday. So it's been a long week with the kids at home longer than expected. I spent much of Tuesday watching inauguration coverage. It is hard not to take for granted the peaceful transfer of power in our government. How very, very fortunate we are.
MC turned 4 on Saturday. We celebrated with a purple party which she had been planning ever since her pink party last year ended. By the way, she's already planning her 5th birthday party, and it's back to pink for that. J told me tonight that since she's already planning her next one, he is starting to plan his next one. When do kids outgrow birthday parties? That's what I want to know.
My grandmother (dad's mom and only surviving grandparent of James or me) turns 90 tomorrow! Both of my dad's sisters are flying into town to celebrate with her (and us). My uncle was unable to come due to work requirements. He will be with us in spirit, no doubt. I am looking forward to being able to spend some time with them, even if it is short. To reach 90 is certainly a milestone.
Happy New Year to all of my devoted readers. Thanks so much for your interest in what is on my mind. It means a lot to me.