I feel quite behind in blogging, and really, really behind in using my camera. It's sad. It's almost as if photography was only interesting until I felt like I accomplished something. Now that I feel half way competent, I lost interest. I've noticed that about myself: I like a challenge. Once I meet the challenge...I lose interest. And, I'm feeling totally uninspired and non-artistic. I'll have to work on that.
I quit Facebook for a month. A self imposed grounding, per se. It's a huge time sucker, and I decided to go with a little more anonymity. I kind of miss it- sometimes it's the only adult interaction I get. And sadly, I keep composing status updates in my head. You know, like "Ed just asked me...." or "Check out this rainbow..." kind of LAME. At the same time, it was a great way to keep up with the family and see what random things they are doing. I am happy to report that I haven't looked since Wednesday night.
The House: we had an inspection, and had to fix a few minor things. We had to look up some code, print it out, and now have to show the inspector who still is uncertain whether or not our plumbing vent system is legit that it is indeed to code. Pearl of Wisdom: you don't want to make an inspector mad, but you do need to sometimes guide them in knowing the building code if you do something that is rarely done.
That is all! Busy, busy... and enjoying it. I went to a school board conference for two days. It made my butt hurt- lots of sitting, and although very informative, it was also very boring. Saturday we went to the school's "Polar Bear Plunge" where we watched various community members jump into the freezing cold water. It was great! And unfortunately for me, the three younger kids want to do it next year. Kacy volunteered to coordinate our costumes and hand us our towels. Several thousand dollars were raised for swim scholarships.
We are now concentrating on getting the house done, raising the kids, and doing all the things that go along with this life we live.