It's been a busy week for all of us, so busy that I've not even had time to get to the blog. My folks were in town visiting -- they left yesterday -- and the days were full of all the stuff that goes along with having visitors. We visited Happy Hollow Zoo for a second time, ran a bunch of errands, got in a good day's work at the old house, went on walks around campus, collected snails, rode the trike, visited our favorite ice cream parlor, played hide and seek... all the good, quotidian stuff that is even better when done in company with my parents. I miss them sorely already.
During the last part of my folks' visit, S and BJ were away from home visiting S's mom. They'd planned the trip before my parents decided to come visit, and it worked out rather nicely to have the extra company instead of being lonely for the boys. S and BJ flew down Monday, had some time with Nana J at Disneyland (BJ's first visit, which apparently went very well), then drove back home yesterday. Nana had decided a few months back that she wanted to give us her old car, a kind offer that we accepted, though it got a little complicated when it came to figuring out how to get the car from southern CA to our home. Taking advantage of S's spring break was the best option in the end.
I'm still sad about saying goodbye to my old '94 Saturn, which her car will replace. It was a very generous graduation gift from my parents, and that car and I have been through quite a bit in our travels from Delaware to Oklahoma to Arizona to California. We'll probably donate the car, and hopefully it will do good for somebody who can put it to good use.
I have a ton of pictures from my folks' visit, as is usually the case. (Thanks, Dad!) I'm too tired to go through them tonight, but I'll try to post some soon.
Along with being busy visiting with my parents, I'm happy to say that Mama's Magic Studio has had a burst of business. I've been busy making jewelry -- seems the bird's nest pendants are popular for Easter this year! I've sold several from my shop, and I've made two custom orders for the consignment shop. Unfortunately, I had a knife slip while slicing bread and got a bad gash on my first finger on my left hand. So wire work was impossible for a bit and is still a little painful. But I got done what needed to get done, and it felt good to be making things again. I have all sorts of ideas and plans, but with the move and everything I've not had much time to create. S promises the spring quarter will be more relaxed (a much deserved and desperately needed change of pace!) so I look forward to being able to work more regularly again.