I really have nothing new to report: I just thought I should post something as a strategy to maintain interest.
I went back to work this week--and no sooner did I arrive at the office than I was summoned to jury duty. God definitely has a sense of humor. So, I spent most of my first day back on the job at the courthouse with 40 other Milwaukee County citizens undergoing voir dire (a fancy lawyer word for "jury selection.") Fortunately, I was not selected for the five-day-long trial that will usurp the rest of the week. Whew!
Today, was much better. Work was good. After work was even better. Tonight the kids and I went with one of our nannies to watch her little sister's high school Varsity volleyball game. It was a lot of fun. The kids were very well-behaved (meaning nobody ran onto the court) and I got to visit with other adults. It was a relaxed, fun, all-around pleasant evening.
Finally, I have selected Jeff's (our) headstone (we have side-by-side plots and a joint headstone). It will take two to four months to deliver but it will be worth the wait. I think it may very well be the nicest headstone in the cemetery. The kids all helped choose it and approved the final decision. It will be nice to finally have a monument to landscape and decorate. Believe it or not, some of Jeff's "neighbors" have Halloween decorations on their graves. I don't know why, but it strikes me as ironic.
Speaking of Halloween, the kids are gearing up--Jack and Finn have their costumes already. Regan is still finalizing hers. We've put up some decorations and might try to carve pumpkins this weekend.
So, that's the Big News around here. And after two years like we've just had: no news is good news.