Hello friends! My ears must have been burning. I've been thinking of you all and popped by earlier today and saw that Harriet and blessed had mentioned me recently. I wonder about you all and what you're up to from time to time.
Life in helialand has been very busy this fall. It feels busier than usual but I'm not sure why. Dh is swamped at work, as usual. I had 3 trips away within 4 weeks, and maybe that was partially why I felt busy. We went to NYC to visit dd19. Two weeks later, I went to IL to visit my parents while dh was out of town on a work trip. Then, we took a long weekend 1.5 weeks later to attend our eldest nephew's wedding in London! That was a SUPER fun trip! All dh's siblings + spouses and their children were present. That group numbered 29 people, including the bride! However, the total number should actually be larger since our own 3 children were absent, and a baby nephew is due to arrive late this month. There were also 3 girlfriends/boyfriends present with various nieces and nephews not included in the count of 29. . . .And dh's father is too frail to make the trip over from the Netherlands. Dh has a very large and very warm family! Whenever I'm with them, I'm sad that we don't live closer. The wedding ceremony and the entire day were not only beautiful and loads of fun but also very meaningful, full of dnephew's and his bride's faith. Dh and I arrived Thurs. a.m. and returned home Monday afternoon, so we had a nice long weekend! We did a little sightseeing, some of it with various siblings + families. I visited the British Museum on my own that Friday as dh had an afternoon of meetings with a funding agency. BTW, the London tube is so clean. We were astonished! There is no comparison with the NY metro system which is filthy.
I also ran my half marathon! I didn't run the official one in Detroit b/c the weather that day was awful -- 70* at 7 a.m., high humidity, chance of rain, and winds of 20+ miles per hour! Instead, I ran my own the next morning. Dh did the same with his marathon. Anyhow, it's nice not to have the pressure of a training schedule and goals hanging over my head, though I'm still trying to keep up with some running for exercise, and hopefully I can do that through the winter as I did last year.
Anyhow, as for today. My main accomplishments were: jogging 4.5 miles, doing most of the a.m. routine (never made the bed), prepping for and going to payroll, prepping for and going to Hebrew class, dinner with dh + after dinner clean up.
We're going to skype with dd19 in about 30 minutes. I'm going to work on my book club book before then. I also need to fold and put away some laundry.
Take care of yourselves, dear SHEs!