I've been really busy the past two weeks. At least it feels that way to me. Here's the recap:
-Last Monday I made 22 phone calls to organize a last minute baby shower for my BFF Jen while her sister is in town this weekend.
-Last Tuesday I took the kids to the Natural History Museum on BYU's campus. I heard someone call it the "dead zoo" as it is pretty much just tons of stuffed animals.
We went to the creamery for fruit and ice-cream and had lunch at University Mall's foodcourt.
We did a little shopping and a return and did the same at Target before heading home awfully tired.
I worked in the evening. It was a big party, hopefully I made big money.
-Last Wednesday evening was my first screenwriting class. Taught by Richard Dutcher. He is a great storyteller and teacher. I will have my first screenplay finished and up for sale in nine weeks.
-Last Thursday was bookclub at my place (which means my house had to be fairly clean and refreshments provided.
-Last Friday shopped for decorations, party favors, drinks, and a gift before Jen's baby shower. I got to the restaurant early and decorated the banquet room I had reserved. I ordered appetizers for everyone once most of the guests had arrived. It was very low-key, much like the mother-to-be. No games, no measuring her belly, just good food and company and gifts.
After the shower Sara Jane and I rented a movie and had a sleepover since she was in town from Cedar City.
-Saturday night I worked a big event. It was incredibly hectic. After work I went dancing with two of my co-workers who are both about 10 years younger than me. Those girls were really fun to dance with. I don't remember when I last went dancing!
-Sunday was stake conference at church. Then a lovely lazy day.
-Monday I took the kids and Jonah's friend Vivian to the rec center and then home where I made mini-meatloaf muffins. That night I worked and made good money for a Monday.
Tuesday we went to a new park. Wasatch State Park in Midway. It was really great. We fed ducks and saw nests of baby swallows and visited the visitors' center and went for a gorgeous drive.
-Wednesday we went to the Park City farmers' market and ate lunch and had treats and rode the gondola at The Canyons.
Last night was my second scriptwriting class and I turned in the first 17 pages of my script; a very rough draft but really exciting.
-Today we woke up late, lulled by the dark and thunderous rainstorm that continued on from last night. We had a play-date with the Ferg. family and spent most of the rest of the day playing with neighbors. I did manage to tidy up the kitchen and sweep and mop the filthy floors.
Tomorrow I leave for a four-day weekend to AZ. Sarah's tumors have shrunk from the chemo but her short-term memory is pretty much non-existent. Thank you for your prayers on her behalf.