Still there? It’s been a while.
Let me catch you up on a few things that have been going on around here.
I managed to stay out of the melee of organized sports for my first 7 years but indoor soccer was calling my name this winter. I have to admit, it was a lot of fun! I’m still working on my coordination and running/kicking skills, but getting to play on a team was awesome. As you already know I’m very social so there was some distraction with clowning around with my teammates during practice and the games. Go figure.
We also celebrated Dad’s birthday almost two months ago exactly. Has that much time really gone by? Wow! We secretly baked Dad a cheesecake after he left for work in the morning.
Oh, did I tell you that Dad has been working regularly lately? He is a substitute bus driver and the driver for the Catholic school had to take a leave of absence. I’ve been riding on the bus with him every afternoon. Before I started my school career I was so excited to be able to ride a school bus, then I was crushed when I found out I was only a half mile from the school so I would never ride a school bus. Now I’m so ready for my school bus riding days to be over. It only took a few weeks for the “newness” to wear off.
Anyway, back to the birthday. Mom managed to bake a cheesecake without him knowing about it. She made breakfast afterward so it covered up the smell of dessert lingering in the air. He never even knew until dessert time!