Wow. Been a long time. Yeah....sorry about that. It wasn't you, it was me... I just needed some space. really needed to work on ME for a while there.... I feel really guilty that I just sort of dropped you like a hot potato, but I can't go back and change it now.
Things are going along here. Same stuff, different day, but with extras thrown in. Still in the same job, still in the same school, though I've moved classrooms and work with a new face every day. Still married to Juggling Freak, though I'm sure some days he wants to trade me in. He may even take a loss on the deal if you make it worth his while.
Big news on the Offspring front -- she graduated from high school on May 23. It's sad to think that I was stressing over her going into, what -- fourth grade?!? -- when I started this blog! She was in the top ten of her class, was an Honor Graduate; got a medal for Academic Achievement in French; won 2 pins for Academic Excellence in Physics and Psychology; was a University of "OurState" Merit Scholar, and was in the National Honor Society, where she served in two separate offices, and was a member of the National Art Honor Society. She participated in her school's Odyssey of the Mind team for 2 years, One Act Play team for 2 years, and was a member and co-president of the school's Comedy Improv team.
Yeah, I'm a proud Mom.
She will be leaving us to go to school in Kentucky. Very nice school -- small, but everything I see about it makes me like it more. When I asked her why she wanted to go so far away from home, her answer was, "If I'm going to go to college, I want to GO to college. I don't want to come home every weekend, and go out with my friends and not get my schoolwork done. Besides, this forces me out of my comfort zone." I didn't raise no dummy. She's got her head on straight about it. Unfortunately, it's 8 and 1/2 hours away by car, so taking off for a weekend to see her isn't an option. That, too, is part of her plan. I think. The fledgling is definitely leaving the nest. I think she's ready, but I am not. The house will be some empty without her here. She's worked everyday for the last week or so, and the house has already been a little too quiet. Not sure what to do about this Empty Nest thing. I've decided I don't care for this "going off to school' thing anymore. Maybe.
I'm still doing community theater down here in a little suburb of HumidityLikeABrickWall, and have taken on a larger role within that group. I've directed a couple of shows, and I am now the Vice President on the Board of Directors, so that's keeping me busy. Gearing up to direct another show this coming fall....
I am still a Girl Scout leader, though I have warned them WELL IN ADVANCE that this coming year, 2014-2015, will be my last year, and I am retiring! I love my girls, and I've actually got a great group of supportive parents this time around, but I am tired, and ready to hand over the reins to someone else. I'm moving on. I have enough to keep me busy.
If anyone is still out there, I thought I might dust off the ol' blog and try to post more than once every third Thursday of a month with the letter "Q" in it. Anyone interested, or should I let it die peacefully?