Where does the time go?

Have I really neglected my poor blog for more than five months? I knew it had been a while since I last posted anything, but May? Really?

Okay, so what has happened since my last post?

  • I successfully finished Bay to Breakers 2012 with a time of 1:42:32. I spent an afternoon working (didn’t have to use a vacation day for that!), earned a medal, got to hang out with my girlfriends from my youth, and saw the Pacific all in one trip. Wins all around!
  • The Boy and I watched his Kindergarten friends graduate, and I got a glimpse of what was to come. I’m not ashamed to say that I teared up a bit out of pride. One nice thing about volunteering at school as often as I do is that I get to know The Boy’s classmates, and it was great to see them all moving up to first grade.
  • I skipped my 20-year high school reunion (though I planned it), mainly because work got a bit hectic and I had no desire to only fly across the country for what would amount to only 36 hours. Which leads to the next point…
  • We took a family vacation up to New York to see my sister! The Boy asked to see the Statue of Liberty (Cute Husband had never seen it, either), and we also visited the American Museum of Natural History and Strawberry Fields at Central Park. And as if that wasn’t enough…
  • We saw the Red Sox play the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, sitting in ridiculously awesome seats (thanks to my brother-in-law). I hope The Boy realizes not all visits to Yankee Stadium will include seats right by the visiting team’s dugout.
  • The Boy started Kindergarten! And boy, is he thriving. He loves his Kindergarten breakout sessions.
  • The Boy learned, struggled with, and has now almost memorized “The Star Spangled Banner”. It only took him about a month to get the rhythm right, too. I posted an early video of him practicing on YouTube in the middle of September and sent it to his teacher. It quickly spread to the rest of the staff and was shown during circle time at school. Now he is working on Bach’s “Minuet in G” and is poised to start learning “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”.
  • We received The Boy’s first real report card (prior to this, they were all progress reports), and he earned Os (for “Outstanding”) in all the core subjects and PE. He received Ses (for “Satisfactory”) in Spanish, Computers, Music (HA!), and Art. And in all of the Social Development and Work Habits areas, he received Os except in Handwriting. But as his penmanship has improved dramatically over the past few months, no one is concerned. All in all, we’re incredibly proud.

So that’s the past few months in a (very abbreviated) nutshell. I have a few stories to tell about specific events (chaperoning a field trip to a children’s museum, Halloween events around Central Florida, etc.), but I can save that for later.

Just as long as I don’t wait another five months to post something.


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