By 8:00 am my parents’ house was hopping, probably because one of the boys had the brilliant idea to make a Starbucks run. All of the siblings and their +1’s had spent the night. My parents headed off to church while the kids sat around the kitchen table chatting and making fun of one another. Have I told you I love spending time with my family? More than anything! (I feel like I need to add a disclaimer here so we don’t seem like a degenerate bunch of siblings – normally when we’re together we’ll worship as a family. But our time was so crunched this weekend that the kids decided to wait and attend Sunday night mass after everyone had gone their separate ways. Sunday evening mass isn’t a thing my dad believes in, so there you go.)
Around midday the college kids headed back to campus and we local siblings went our separate ways as well. L and I planned to get groceries on our way home but my good friend inquired about getting together for a late lunch so we did that instead. We spent several hours together just catching up and talking over plans for a possible summer trip that she and I have been scheming about. It was dark when we left the restaurant and I had to play secretary for L on our ride home because there was a flurry of activity around a group project while we were out.
I dropped Liam at home so he could get to work, went grocery shopping on my own and then came home and enjoyed the Downton Abbey Christmas Special. I am so sad Downton is over for the season! (ETA – and I’m sad that Downton is ending forever after next season! That news broke this past week 😦 )
Also really starting to hope that April 1st isn’t a Sunday because they’re quite boring around here. I am almost tired of writing about them so you must surely be tired of reading about them! 🙂
States I slept in: IL, CO
I traveled for work for the first time this month. More on that this week. I so rarely travel alone that it was an odd experience.
Books I read: Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna. On Beauty (a reread). 6/35 for my goal for the year. I don’t like getting “stuck” in a book but that’s where I am now. See below.
Book I cannot finish: Kitchen Confidential. It’s rare that I give up on a book but I just can’t get through Bourdain’s writing. Anyone else feel that way?
TV shows: Watched a bit more Parenthood but I must admit that my interest is waning. So is winter, which is when I watch most of my television anyway.
Snippets: Girl Scout cookies hit our area! Still dealt with the accident a little bit. L had a break from classes at the end of the month so we got to do things like go out to dinner and clean the house together. Saw a relative lot of friends this month. I feel like the winter hibernation is finally coming to a close!