Good Friday

We returned home Wednesday evening after a five-day-sorta vacation. We stayed with my parents Saturday and Sunday, which included such highlights as a pig sale and visit to Jenny’s house. On Monday, my husband defended his Master’s thesis—and passed! He technically has the degree now, but he wants to change some things in his paper to make it more journal-worthy (like the Journal of Wildlife Management, not a diary type journal). So he’ll still be busy for another few weeks. Tuesday and Wednesday we were able to visit Champaign-area friends and family, whom we hadn’t seen since last June. I had so much fun catching up with everyone.

However, I wouldn’t call it a relaxing vacation. Husband stressed about his defense most of the time, and I kept busy with plans and visits. I took along a bag of books and magazines, thinking I’d have time in the evenings to read—but I only read part of one book. Pathetic. Still, it was worth it to see so many people we care about. 

Today (Thursday) I dropped Son off at Sondra’s house and then returned home to do seven hours of spring-cleaning. I’m not sure about the rest of the house, but I personally feel dusted, scrubbed, vacuumed, soaked, and hung out to dry. I’m starting to think spring-cleaning is overrated. I mean, I could’ve been writing for seven hours, or reading a fabulous book. But instead I cleaned, since I hadn’t cleaned the house in… well, never mind. 

I know some of you might be wondering about the status of THE RIVER’S EDGE. I promise to give a full update on TRE next Friday (complete with geeky stats). Right now I’m just too tired to analyze it. 

The past couple weeks, I’ve been getting so many new ideas for my website, my stories, my writing craft in general. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and think, “I’ll never have time for half these things.” I’ve blogged before about balancing life and writing, so I won’t go into it again. I’ll just have to pray for the patience to take one step at a time. 

Anyone else like to share weekly news/accomplishments? I’m excited about Easter, which is Husband’s favorite holiday of the year! We are hosting Easter dinner at our house this year, so there will be food, eggs, and merriment galore. Until then, have a solemn and reflective Good Friday.


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