hello all. it's been days since i've been here. guess you could say i've been missing in action. trust me when i tell you my lack of attention to this blog is not because i'm soaking up the sun on a sandy beach nor am i holed up at home eating bon bons. i've been busy with responsibilities -- mothering / wife-ing / working.
last week was homecoming week at the high school. i'm proud to say that our alison was a candidate (she's the 4th girl from the left in the photo above). she had a wonderful week full of extra activities and the best part was that her escort (she's on his back) is also one of her best friends. those two have been tight since the later part of their elementary years. he lives about 2 blocks from us and i remember the days he'd walk her home from school, come inside for a drink and a snack and then they'd go sit on the front porch or deck so they could talk without me or little sister listening. they've maintained that close-knit friendship. his mother and i hope they continue to stay close even after graduation in may.
and speaking of graduation.....oh, people. so much to do and so little time. right now we're in the thick of scholarship applications and financial aid forms. i did our taxes last weekend to facilitate getting the financial aid end of things done. the fafsa is at the top of my to do list for tomorrow. ugh. and scholarship applications? really, someone could make this a business. they could gather all of a students information and then complete the apps and write the essays for them. do you know how many scholarships are available? thousands, i tell ya. i'm hoping we're able to secure several to defer some of the cost of that freshman year on campus. it ain't a cheap ticket.
i could go on and on but in a nutshell this is the latest news from here. and the results of homecoming? her peers didn't give her a crown but she's a shining jewel to us every day! love that girl. don't know how i'm going to adjust when she leaves home in august.