11/9/16

Recent happenings


Feeling uninspired to blog lately, but life is still good. Recent happenings:

  • Amazing orchestra concert for me! Sometimes I don't feel like going to rehearsal, but I'm always glad afterward—and even more so after a successful concert like this weekend's.
  • An excellent piano recital for Red Chief and Tiger Lily. They work hard and do well in piano, and we're blessed with a good teacher just around the corner.
  • Last week's menu from Vegan Richa was yummy. This week we're having lots of Italian food: pizza, lasagna, puttanesca. I don't usually do themed menus, but it keeps happening. Okay.
  • I am officially on a fantasy reading kick right now. Started off with an old favorite by Robin McKinley, and now I'm trying Gail Carriger for the first time. I need the escape right now.
  • A doctor's visit for Pip to try to figure out his eczema. We didn't make any more progress toward finding the cause, but the (new) doctor did give us a prescription cream that's much better than his old one (which didn't work at all), so that's something. 
  • Lots of Family Search Indexing. Our ward is having a contest between the ladies and gentlemen, and my husband and I are enjoying the extra motivation to index. We both have our pet projects that we've gotten pretty good at (him: obituaries; me: an 1876 French census). 
  • With my husband, collecting and compiling material for his father's 60th birthday to get started on his life history. At 100 pages, I'd say it's a pretty good start! I did some editing and layout, which felt good: it's what I went to college for, and it's a skill set I use less and less as the years pass (it's been 13 years since I finished college!).

4 comments:

  1. I love Robin McKinley books. <3

    I've been noticing a difference in our kids with eczema since trying Vaseline with cocoa butter. We used to use all kinds of prescriptions and OTC remedies, but all of a sudden their skin is much healthier . . . though that could be just seasonal.

    I don't know for sure. Just though I'd throw that out there in case.

    Hurrah for the beautiful music in your life. :)

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    1. I will have to try Vaseline with cocoa butter. The regular kind works better than anything else we have tried, but it does smell kind of—well—Vaseliney.

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  2. Hope the new med helps Pip.
    The concert sounds like lots of fun.. Makes all the practices worth it.smile.
    Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you! It is helping a lot.

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