Leave it to the non-stop rain today to make a busy week feel unproductive! We are emerging this evening as the rain pitter-patters outside...
MG had her 18-mos check-up today and I'm happy to report that she is very well. We are glad and grateful. She has a large noggin' 75%, medium weight 50%, and small height 10%. The doc said we'll keep an eye on her height as we don't want her falling too much more. I'm convinced height measurements at this age are *highly* inaccurate. She may have been a lot shorter at her previous appts. and was measured incorrectly. I'm always skeptical of the "lay the baby on the table and we'll make a mark on the paper". Nonetheless, I think it's safe to say she won't be like my cousin, Lindsey, who is 6' 3''! No basketball center position in her future... that's coming from her mom, who played 2 years in middle school at guard. That's just fine.
GG and I are feverishly working away at our Engaged Encounter talks. We are presenting at a weekend in VA Beach at the end of January and have committed to being done with all the newly-revised talks. Nothing like a deadline to motivate us! ;)
Christmas is still in take-down mode over here. Most of the decorations have moved from their positions around the house to our upstairs hallway. I hosted my book club on Monday night, which was great impetus to get our tree down and out of the living room corner. It also happened to be my birthday--33 years blessed--so it was a perfect excuse to host friends for a wonderful birthday evening. Wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, ice cream pie--check, check, check!
Now to tackle our Princeton Alumni interviews (GG has 5 and I have 4) and subsequent write-ups. I will be planting myself at Pan.era this weekend and hoping to knock off all 4. We'll see... Interview season is never a fun one in G-Ville. We are under the gun until all of our reports have been filed. Last year one of my students got in and it was so exciting! The stats. of acceptances, though, are truly depressing. This is around the time GG and I start singing the praises of state schools for our kids' futures.
Finally, I've taken on a Chemistry tutoring student--SO fun! She is a smart Honors Chem. gal and we're having a great time getting into stoichiometry. I really love Chemistry at this level, so I'm a juiced-up mama whenever she leaves... Big dork, but who doesn't love to challenge their noodle?!
That's life in G-Ville!
Sending our love to you on this dreary night,