Well, that's been quite a break from writing. I have to pin it down to the birthday parties I had to organize for the girls. Both did their best diva acts to keep me on my toes. Popcorn kept a strict head count of friends, gifts, goody bag items etc to ensure that everything was equal. Peaches, ever the easier of the two, did not have a meltdown when I had to break the awful news that no Curious George cakes were available and cheerfully changed to Thomas instead. Now they are both looking forward to Parents Day at their ballet class and, of course, Santa. Everyday they present me with scraps of paper dense with scribbles, their "Christmas Lists".
My grand plan to bake cookies for holiday gifts this year will be put to the test this weekend and I am having qualms already.On a happier note, I just finished People of the Book by Geraldine March, a very rewarding read, takes one into different worlds and times, a wonderful escape from the here and now.