I’m coming back. I think.
I’ve been gone about two months, right? I didn’t plan it that way. It just happened.
|On our way to LauraPalooza 2010|
Sometimes I feel as if I have to be entertaining or informative, but what I had to remember is that I started this blog as a journal of sorts. So, while I’m hoping that my day-to-day life is fun to read or teaches a valuable lesson :), I can’t let the pressure to please get to me. Plus, this dang Blogger has been giving me fits. It either tells me that I’m following every blog that I ever followed (even those I long ago stopped following) or none at all. Therefore, I have missed some of your posts. And I miss you.
Here’s a little bit of what’s been going on:
My daughter and I are leaving for Mankato, Minnesota and LauraPalooza on Monday! While we had planned to go to De Smet, South Dakota and Walnut Grove, Minnesota (two Laura homesites) and I am terribly sad that we’re not, I made the difficult decision to cut those out of the trip. It was the right decision, but that doesn’t make it easier. We are stopping in Pepin, Wisconsin on the way home (Laura’s birthplace) while heading to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (one of my favorite drives). A few days at Jim’s family cabin in northern Michigan will be a relaxing way to finish off our trip. Jim is hoping to meet us up there with Duke and Sosha and I’m really hoping that it happens.
|Ice Cream Social – LauraPalooza 2010
Looking forward to seeing friends that I don’t otherwise get to see
and missing friends who won’t be there…
Although nowhere near where it used to be or should be, business has kept us busy lately. It seems to come in bursts, but no complaints here!
Did you know that by around fall Jim and I will once again be emptynesters? No, of course you didn’t! Jamie bought a condo! Her first home. And we are so very excited for her. It’s a good time to buy and luckily for her, her dad doesn’t mind a little home improvement since the place looks like it stepped right out of the 70s. Jamie’s got some great plans though, and the place will be so cute when it’s done.
So…what else? It’s been incredibly hot here in Michigan, as I’m sure it has been in many other parts of the U.S. It usually doesn’t bother me unless there are several days in a row of hotness. And there have been. We’re in for a slight cool down though. I’ll take 80s.
Jim bought me a little laptop! And I’m taking it on our trip. I might even check in here so look for me.