On the subject of books, I felt all nostalgic about the L'Engle books after I posted so I looked them up to see if I could download to my kindle app (I don't have a kindle but I actually downloaded the app to my computer and I've been downloading quite a few things and reading on the computer. I kept saying I wanted the tactile experience of a book, too, but you know what? I love reading this way and also when I eat and read, I don't have to worry about holding the book open. I think I'm a convert but I'll probably go for an iPad over a kindle because I don't want a single use device). Okay, back to the original point ... I looked to see if the L'Engle books were available for kindle and found they've been re-issued with really, really cool covers. I'm embarrassed to say I bought all the re-issues just to have the new covers even though I have the old ones from my childhood around here in boxes somewhere. Anyway, just as I was reading this thread the mail came and my books got here! I'm so excited to re-read them.
And Lydia, I was Ozma of Oz for Halloween one year! My mom made me the most awesome costume ever. She copied a design for a greek dress out of a costume history book and we made it out of bright (somewhat bilious neon) green chiffon. No one had any idea who I was supposed to be, but I loved it! My mom used to go all out for Halloween. I miss being a kid.
I had the most atrocious evaluation this morning. I've see a whole lot of parents from totally neglectful to super-pushy, but this parent absolutely took the cake. I won't go into all of it here, but I've never seen anything like it before.
Oh, and Kate, I hope you have a fabulous time on the cruise!
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