Greetings! It happened again - I went off the grid for, oh, 4 weeks. NBD. Life got a little bit busy for some crazy reason. Every time I think that this month or that month will be slow, easy, or even just manageable, I tend to be wrong!
Here's a look at some of the things that have been keeping me from writing. Or, at the very least, kept me busy enough that writing got pushed to the back burner.
ONE. We hosted Easter! It's turned into a bit of a tradition to host both of our families for Easter. This year, we had A's parents and my mom and stepdad for Easter dinner. It was the first dinner party we've had at our new home, so it was fun to break out the china and crystal, and pluck some fresh flowers from the "garden" (by any other name, the azalea bushes out front).
TWO. My huge work event that I'd been planning forever (literally since my first week on the job back in August) FINALLY happened! It was postponed due to winter weather when South Carolina had a big snow and ice storm in February. Having this event go off without a hitch was a huge relief. And I'm thankful that the Governor and all my other speakers showed up, as planned. Always a plus!
THREE. My cousin Ginger got married in Pennsylvania! She is only 4 months older than me, and we grew up in the same small town, so we were very close. For the last several years, she's been in PA and I've been in SC so I don't see her as much, but she will always be like a sister to me! She looked absolutely stunning: I've never seen a bride with so much JOY just radiating from her!
FOUR. Another wedding, this one just down the road in Charleston. My sorority sister Angie got married last weekend, and I hadn't seen her in over 6 years! Two other sorority sisters were there too, and I hadn't seen them in almost as long. It was such a fun mini college reunion!
FIVE. I've been working like crazy to get my front living room finished. This room has been the last one to get any attention after moving in. Since we didn't have any furniture for it when we moved in last August, it just sat empty for several months. Little by little, I've been adding to it and completing DIY projects for it, and I'm finally getting close to completion! I'm planning to share all the rooms of our home soon!
In addition to all of this, work has been off the chain the last several weeks, Alex is traveling for the next 2 weeks for work (leaving me as the single parent of the dogs), and we've been out of town almost every weekend for months. I'm pooped! Hoping that the rest of May brings a slower pace as Summer makes her long-awaited return.