lot in the last few weeks:
1) Jeanna’s birthday was a few days back! Great time- we managed to get everything on her list, and had a lovely little celebration for her in the dining room! Thanks to some of the good folks at the Irving Catholic Online Network (ICON for short), I found a place that delivers Thai Food (Jeanna’s fave) right to your door for next to nothing more!
Dipping into the money set aside for remodeling, we got her a rug for the living room, and we chipped in to get her a nice jewelry box, too! Susie helped me pick out a cake on the way home, and the kids made cards and everything. All went very, very well.
2) Met a long time fan! Yep, Lori has been a fan of the Young Chesterton Chronicles series fr a number of years, and we finally got to meet her face-to-face this past week! Lori became to our family something few folks become to writers: Fans who become good friends besides. It’s been a treat to see her sons grow up, get married & have kids via Facebook for the better part of the last decade, and she was good enough to buy Jeanna and I lunch when she was in the DFW area where we now live!
3) I had a little lesson in humility, too this week. I ordered a used copy of one of my books through Amazon, and…I got a copy in the mail I’d signed for another family back in 2011.
Well, well, well.
I crossed it our and re-dedicated it to the brothers here at my new school. It all works out in the end, eh?
4) Exams! Yikes, but I think this time was more stressful on me than my students! I put together the first batch of High School exams since I came out here. Totally impressed with the professionalism and academic integrity the exam system has at THS. Now, to work at grading these huge mounds of paper!
God thank you for all you do for me, especially the things I don’t notice. Please help those family members still adjusting to life out here to embrace it and love it as much as I and others do,