While I have been sporadic at best for months (couple years even?) I still blog in my head and haven’t given up the idea of blogging. Partly – life has just been kinda unbloggable for a bit – which ok, certainly there are bloggable bits, but some big unbloggable bits too Those things (both on the work and relationships front) seem to be calming down – so – no promises, perhaps blogging will uptick again.
It’s Hannah’s birthday today. It astounds me to parent a teenager. It’s been a bit of a learning curve – holy cripes it’s not like parenting a baby, toddler or child! Hannah herself has had a rough go of it this year too – 7th grade sucks in many ways. But as I look at her photos today she just astounds me. She’s stunning and smart and just a great kid.
Toby continues to be a sled hockey enthusiast. The team is small and he’s the smallest on it (the rest are adults) but we get on there with him and it’s really kind of a blast. We got Hannah out there last week too – it’s a rare thing to find some sort of recreational active thing that we can all do together. Toby’s birthday is next week and at that point – both kids will be in the double digits.
I have been on sabbatical some of this year – and while this quarter it isn’t feeling like a sabbatical much just yet due to some tussling over whether or not to toss my hat into the department chair slot for the next couple of years – mostly, it’s been a good year.
Skating is going well. I am gearing up for Adult Nationals, and while the elusive double jumping is still – well, elusive, I have made a lot of progress in other areas this year. (Video of Sectionals this year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIsD-Fd4q2A – that’s about as good as I skate though yes, I am tweaking things for the next round). Knitting continues in fits and spurts – I started and finished a Kitty Pi cat bed in under two weeks for the kitty of friends Amy and Alyson, then promptly started a second for my kitties – months later it is about an evening away from completion. It’s looking like it’ll be done in time for warmer weather LOL!
This will do for putting my toes back in the blogging water – besides, it’s really kinda late at night