Monday kicked off the kids’ Spring Break. Arkansas is nice in that Spring Break is always the third week in March, and it’s at the same time state-wide, including the University of Arkansas.
You know what that means. Yep, BOTH my kids are home at the same time.
I could get used to this.
As luck would have it, David left for a two-week trip to Africa Monday, and will be home on the 30th. He’s going to be in Ghana this week, and Nigeria next week. Thank goodness for modern-day technology, though: we got to Face Time each other today, and it was really cool. Normally I don’t like doing anything that requires me seeing myself on screen. I hate having videos made of me, or having my voice recorded, and Skype kinda weirds me out. I’m much more comfortable behind the lens where no one really sees me. But this Face Time stuff . . . that’s pretty neat. We used our phones, so I guess that’s why I felt more comfortable: I was small, tucked away up in the corner of my phone screen. I got the kids on there to catch up, and at the end, we all managed a group hug of sorts.
It was fun. It was wacky. It was our family doing our usual nuttiness.
I took Meg shopping Tuesday, but didn’t make Joey go. He’d rather go to the dentist than go shopping, so he got to stay home and fight aliens and who knows what else. Meg and I also stopped in for her eye exam, which was long over due, and then continued our shopping. We found lots of pretty spring things, but looks like we’ll have to wait a good while before having a chance to wear them. It’s supposed to get gross and rainy and cold and wintery mixed tomorrow.
Who was T.S. Eliot kidding when he said that “April is the cruelest month . . ” when we all know it’s gotta be March, with one day being in the 80′s and pear trees and crocuses blooming like mad, then the next day there’s cold grey drizzle, a little sleet and snow mixed in. Sigh . . . Spring, REAL Spring, can’t get here fast enough.
So that’s about it. It’s just me and the kids and the dog holding down the fort this week. Thursday we have doctor’s appointments to see about a gash on Joey’s leg that he managed to get Sunday while mountain biking, and Meghan has one last blood test (hopefully!) to see what the heck is going on with her and her little white blood cells. Hope you all have a good week!