". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Still Here

Almost two weeks without a post! My, how time flies! I think that is the longest I have gone in a while. I wish I could say it's due to my making prodigious progress in some other aspect of life, but alas, that would not be accurate. I haven't started writing a book, nor have I found a job or sewn a new dress (I don't sew) or planted a vegetable garden or planned out all the meals and shopping for the rest of the summer. No, the best I can say is that I've been getting through the days and enjoying them, mostly. That's worth a two-week blogging hiatus, isn't it?

Here are a few of the things I have done over the last two weeks.

Got my son home from college. Yay!

Finished reading The Fault in Our Stars. Yay!

Watched four movies: Dead Poets Society (repeat viewing), Lars and the Real Girl (first time), Mary Poppins (repeat view), and Saving Mr. Banks (first time). Yay!

Watched the Oklahoma City Thunder secure a position in the NBA Western Conference Finals. Yay!

Unpacked the good china and glassware and put it in the china cabinet. Yay!

Started planning in earnest for several significant summer events involving Caitlin: her graduation from our home school in late June and our mother-daughter trip to New York City in early July. Yay!

Enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day with everyone under one roof. Yay!

Scheduled our first social gathering in our new house. Yikes! (This is a yay, too, but I do have some more work to do before we have company this weekend!)

In our house we sometimes speak of the "yay's" and the "waaah's." It's nice to look back over the last two weeks and see how many of the first category there have been. Not that there haven't been minor frustrations and annoyances. But I must say that spring in Oklahoma so far has been stellar, and I am looking forward with anticipation to what I hope will be a long, lazy summer full of many more yay's!


Spice of Life Mom said...

I know this is silly, but I like how you spell, "Yay!" I don't like it when people spell it differently.

Cheryl said...

Not silly at all, SOLM! That is the correct spelling, after all!