Hi Suzanne. How is Ying doing? What does she think of CA? I'm sure she's studying a lot, although she did take that trip to Phoenix w/you (didn't she???), so she saw a few countryside changes. . .
Last week was really busy @ work, and a couple of very scary moments occurred as well (isn't that how they happen, though, right in the midst of the BUSIEST busy!). This week has been better so far, although almost as busy.
Our niece arrived safely and I picked her up at the airport on Easter Sunday. She's a plucky one, and seems to be adaptable. Her dad (bil) arrived today (he drove from back east), they're both staying the night here, and he'll probably settle tomorrow in a rental apt, provided by the medical center. He'll go in on Fri to complete paperwork, then officially start on Mon. He'll be CIO at the med ctr where dh works. Mil has been just beside herself, so excited to have all three of her "boys" living in CA (dh and I here, now bil here, and middle bil in northern CA). She's anxious to see niece, so we'll probably drive out Sat to visit her. She lives about 1 1/2 hr away, on the coast. I think niece will enjoy seeing the ocean, as well as her grandma
; hope it's a nice day.
But that's why I haven't been here much, I've been picking up, cleaning and flinging. Only it was too little, too late, I'm afraid. If you walked in now, you'd never recognize that I've done ANYTHING. But I
know, and plan to continue cleaning things out, and ESPECIALLY flinging. Am fixing four lunches every day, instead of three; poor niece has been so tired, what with travel a lot of the day Sunday, and the three-hr time difference that she's still adjusting to. . . She rested most of Monday, and started school today. My two boys are close in ages to her brothers, who stayed behind till school is out, so I think niece is comfortable w/them. They've been on their best behaviour, so far, too, for which I am grateful but I know soon the honeymoon will end, and they'll be back to the verbal sparring. They actually get along fairly well, but they have their moments (and I have my moments w/them!!).
We gave niece our room, and we've been sleeping on the two couches. I haven't slept as well there . . . but things will be back to "normal" pretty soon. It's nice to have Bil and his dd here for "good." I'll be taking her to school w/my boys, and dh will pick them all up and be the homework whip-cracker!
Other than that, it's life as usual: work, shop, wash, jiu-jitsu, kids' guitar lessons, jazz class . . . oh, and sleep. Which reminds me, I have some clothes to retrieve from the dryer, and I need to get ready for bed.
I think of you all often, have followed the daily threads and your events and non-events. Have a good day! -- D