Saturday, August 22, 2015

What I've Been Up to Lately

Hey all,
I've been a bit absent from blogland lately, but it's been busy around here. Hope to do some blog reading/commenting today and maybe even write a few posts! The biggest excitement was the start of school for Clara. That's her on the left. We've got a friend of hers staying with us for at least part of the school year. Her name is Carmen, and she is lovely and very low-impact. That's Carmen on the right, top. 
What else?
Went to Cleveland, Ohio for a quick business trip. Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so they had decorated guitars all about the airport. I've actually been quite busy with lots of work matters (finishing a couple of articles, getting my syllabi ready for the new school year - I start teaching on Wednesday, taking care of some administrative matters, etc.)
What else?
Still volunteering at the Kitten Nursery on Wednesday nights and at Guide Dogs for the Blind Sunday mornings. May have to bow out of one of those as the year progresses, although the nursery will start slowing down in the fall as "kitten season" ends.
What else?
Enjoying watching my boy (in the middle) enjoy his summer. He leaves in less than two weeks to return to school. Will definitely miss him!
Hope you're all doing well and hope to get around for some blog visits soon.

10 comments:

Ladkyis said...

and suddenly your children are maturing into adults - they are both so lovely. It doesn't seem like five minutes since I was seeing their pictures for the first time and yet it has to be five years because I have been scavenger hunting for at least four years.
Busy is good

Missus Wookie said...

So nice to see the photos of your two and to hear that your absence isn't for bad reasons. Enjoy the summer!

Karen said...

Good to "see" you; figured you were busy enjoying the summer!

Carola Bartz said...

Is it senior year for Clara as well? I think our two girls are in the same grade. She started on Wednesday - it's always a bit bittersweet when summer break is over. And this is the last year that she will be here with us before she leaves home. Another bittersweet on the way...

Sian said...

You certainly seem to have been keeping busy! It's so good to see them smiling with friends, isn't it?

scrappyjacky said...

Can't believe how grown up Clara looks!

Melissa said...

What a nice little catch-up with you today. Hope Clara & her friend have a fantastic school year! We've flown into Cleveland several times & I've never noticed the guitars . . . I'm going to look for them when we go in October! :)

Cathy Keller said...

You have been busy!! But it sure looks like a "fun" busy! Wishing you a grand week!

Linda said...

Looks like fun times Rinda! Wow how you kids are growing up!

alexa said...

Love the guitar :). Good to hear all is well and it is just that you are busy. Lovely photos of Clara and her friend - I like your description!