So, it’s been a week! Actually, it’s been two since I’ve posted an official update, but I mean this week has been especially week-ish. Sigh.
No news on the job front – for Kevin at least. He has about five applications out right now. Waiting, waiting….. My opportunity looks on track for April 1st, but I still can’t really say anything about it yet. I will say that it’s only 12 hours a week, so easy to work around my homeschooling/parenting duties – pretty much tailor-made for me.
Noah (16) and his girlfriend of almost two years broke up this week. Cue teenage drama and heartache. Lots of it. And questioning of parental decisions, and lots of discussions with Kevin. Parenting teens is hard, even when they’re generally good kids. There have been lots of tears in our house this week, as Noah is sad, and Kevin and I are sad for him.
This next week is going to be insanely busy, with multiple appointments, lots of Royal Family Kids Camp duties, a church board meeting, normal school stuff, and, oh, yeah – that little Super Bowl at the end of the week! Can I just say that “Deflate-gate” has made Facebook a particularly hilarious place this past week?
I also need to start working on the FAFSA for Natalie. Any advice from those of you who have gone through it? I keep hearing that it’s like having bamboo shoots shoved under your fingernails. Really looking forward to that.
I haven’t had as much time to read this past week as I would have liked, but I do have four books going, and I’m enjoying all of them:
~ Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson
~ Authority by Jeff Vandermeer
~ An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
~ City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
On audio, I am finishing up Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon (yes, still!), and I started Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. Oh, and I’m reading The Book Thief aloud with Josiah. This is my third time through it, and I simply love it, although it breaks my heart.
We watched The Maze Runner for movie night last week – Noah’s pick. For the next several weeks, we’re changing things up a bit. Instead of drawing a name of a person who will pick the movie, I have put the titles of about a dozen movies in the hat. They are movies that people have mentioned over the past six months – either movies that are due for a re-viewing, or movies that the kids are now old enough to appreciate. A vast variety from Hello, Dolly to Gladiator to Dennis the Menace to That Thing You Do – and everything in between. Should be fun!
I think tomorrow afternoon, since there is no football, Mom and I are going to see Into the Woods. No one else in the family is interested.
Oh, and have you been watching Downton Abbey? What do you think so far? I think Lord Grantham is becoming even more of a pompous ass, and he’s setting himself up for heartbreak if he doesn’t start treating his wife with more respect! I’m really looking forward to Grey’s Anatomy and How To Get Away With Murder returning this week. Oh, and The Blacklist, in the much-coveted post-Super Bowl slot. And Justified is back! That series reminds me of a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy. Looking forward to this final season.
Have you been watching, reading, listening to, doing anything interesting this week? I’d love to hear about it.