May 4th, 2016

Still here

I have been pretty scarce lately, but I am still here. I have just allowed myself-- as I should not-- to get all preoccupied with the daily stuff of life. And the thing about the daily stuff is this: it just keeps on coming at you.

We had a computer disaster which resulted in loosing the entire Linux hard drive. That had my ongoing writing saved on it. It was not a lot, but I will have to do it over and that seems daunting. Still have Windows, but since that was not acting as the primary it is less fun. (If anyone wants to give me a jump-start with some prompts for Hornblower or Marlowe I will try to fill them. It might help with the hesitation on the diving board... I hope you don't think I am weird for asking, but if there is anything you would like to see, I bet it will help to unstick me.)

Got into a minor car accident, nobody hurt, and the car still goes, but it is not pretty anymore and I have some worries about the suspension.

Husband is in finals week, stressing about his tests, and stressing about his classes over the summer. He is doing pretty well, actually as far as grades and test scores. He usually does, but he finds it nervous-making.

Son was accepted to start in the fall at SUNY Buffalo! This is wonderful good news, and he is very excited. Now we just have to do the FAFSA, and all the hoops to get him there.

Daughter was accepted at several schools, but now feels she would like to take a semester off and go in after Christmas. This is ok with me, 18 is so young, there is no need to rush.

I can hardly imagine my house without them. It will be really weird. I have been a mom with offspring at home for half my life. I am going to try to enjoy their company this summer, it will never be quite this way again.

Hope you are all well out there.