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Reasons I'm not blogging much:
- I'm busy.  I mean, between school...and...school...I'm a wimp, what can I say.

- I can't think of anything good to say.  And I really am working on NOT complaining.  Because I'm lucky and I get irritated when blogs I read are all "wah wah wah me me".  I don't want to be that irritating blogger.

- Every time I get a good idea, I forget about it.

- Nothing new is really happening around here.  Just the normal, every day, kids growing up, day by day kind of stuff.

-  I watch too much TV.

Books I've read recently:
- Mockingjay.  I could supplement this list with the other 2 books in the Hunger Games series, but I won't so long as you know I could.  Really, read the series.

- City of Glass.  Just read it through for the second time.  I liked it more the second time, too.  It's very fresh in a world saturated by Twilight.  And I do like Twilight, but come on, we don't all need to write vampire books now.

- Fli…

Letters to my family

Dear Eric,


I just wanted to say thank you.  Thank you for going to work every single day.  Thank you for trying your hardest and not resting on your many laurels.  Thank you for not accepting 'good enough', but pushing for 'best' instead. 

Thank you for teaching Josh.  For sitting next to him in your office, often listening to endless chit chat while you are trying to work.  Thank you for guiding him and pushing him and helping him succeed.  Thank you for recognizing that he needs to be stretched to his limits.  Thank you for scheduling, grading, and reviewing his many MANY papers.  It is a hard job to homeschool a kid, no less while you are trying to work full time in the same room.

Thank you for believing in me.  For letting me sleep in on my days off from school.  For making dinner so often.  For doing the wretched dishes.  For taking our children OUT before I EXPLODE some days.  Thank you for getting Carly off to school every day.

I see what you do, I appreciate wh…