This week, like all of the other ones this year, has flown by. Spring Break is ending and I’m not entirely sure I’m ready for that. It’s been pleasant to not have to rush to class and to rush home.
What I noticed too is that my demeanor with the kids changed. Usually I am exhausted and frantic and overwhelmed when we all get home late at night. It’s just really unpleasant for everyone. Lots of shouting and fighting and messiness ensues and I hate it. But yesterday, although I was tired, I wasn’t frayed. So I was able to control myself better and resort to a stern disposition instead of a crazy one. It worked well. Shocking right?
Something I’ve been doing this week is a lot of reading. As a matter of fact on Wednesday when the kids were with their father, I came home and got into bed with The Belgariad Volume One to do some reading before getting to crochet and dinner. I woke up at 10 PM. Oops. This isn’t by the way any type of negative reflection on David Eddings’ epic tale. I actually am enjoying it thoroughly. It’s beautiful to read. Unfortunately when I’m too exhausted, it’s beautiful like a lullaby. If you’re into Fantasy and haven’t read it, I highly encourage it. Perfect for Spring Break.
I’ve been playing with the blog of course. Don’t get too attached to any design you see for the next several days.
And when I haven’t been doing all that stuff up there, I’ve been reading my text book for class and doing some of the exercises. Now I’m really excited, because I found Practice-It, a website built on my book. I didn’t see it mentioned anywhere in the book but maybe it just slipped by my eyes. You don’t need the textbook to use the website by the way. It’s actually a really good tool to use no matter how you’re learning Java. But if you are curious, the book is called Building Java Programs and I really like it quite a bit so far. With the website, it’s an even better deal.
K-Fat and I switched weekends so the kids are with me again this weekend. Not really sure what we’ll do tonight or tomorrow. Sunday we will be going to a family friend’s house for a reunion sort of thing. Maybe we’ll head over to Jungle Island again tomorrow. The weather is cool so it’ll be fun. And I do love using those annual passes.
I’ve been trying to continue incorporating everyone into the cleaning of the house. It’s not easy. I’m always afraid I’ll upset someone with my requests. That I will come across as demanding or nagging. But my exhaustion prevails and I end up not really caring. It’s working, I think.
The only big thing I can think of to comment on that happened this week is the selection of the Pope. I’m not an angry person so even though I don’t really believe in Catholicism anymore, I don’t disrespect it and don’t wish it ill. I don’t think Catholics as a whole are a bad group of people. I don’t think popes are evil. I don’t think priests are molesters. Are there bad Catholics, Popes, and priests? Yes. But I feel they are as great in number across all religions. Anyways, there are things about Catholicism I do like and that has to do with the groups associated with poverty and disenfranchisement. So I’m happy they have finally selected a Jesuit. My father is a counselor in a Jesuit school and I grew up with a family friend who was a Jesuit priest. He was an absolutely beautiful person. I’m hoping for the Catholics they can at least get part of their mission back on course with his selection. I don’t expect them to ever really overthrow their views but I do expect them to stick to their core ministries. I know my Mom and Dad were really pleased with the choice.
I’m drawing a blank on pretty much everything else. Oh Google Reader’s demise. That made me sad as well. I’m trying different alternatives. We’ll see what sticks.
I feel like drawing a blank has been the main activity of the week for me. Blank spots everywhere.
What about you? Anything special happen this week? Anything planned for the weekend?