The past two weeks have flown by. Many blog-worthy events occurred; I just had no time to write about them. So here's the recap:
The day after Labor Day served as our "first day of school" at work - the day when things start afresh with a new fall schedule. My small group kicked off its fall study. And then I attended the sixth annual North Texas Christian Writers' Conference where I caught up with Ashley Boone, Britta Coleman, and Mary DeMuth and spent time hanging out with Andrea, Michelle, and Tina from my writers' group. (We missed having TJ and Renae and Sarah with us!)
The next day, I had the pleasure of hosting my mom and sister for a week. It has been several years since I've had both of them here for a visit at the same time. So, this was the first time I got to take them to my church.
They were gracious enough to come up and cheer me on while I had one of these and one of these. With a family history of colon cancer, events like these will be part of our lives for years to come. Thankfully, I've found a wonderful doctor and had an anaesthesiologist who got me to sleep this time, so I am grateful that I have no memory of this event unlike a previous time.
With that out of the way, we were free to eat and shop our way through the city. But most of all, it was just fun to be together, even if it rained every single day they were here. We understand each other's humor and seldom go an hour without laughing. It's absolutely delightful. And it was a rare treat to have a week like this together before the holidays.
This week, I hope to get into a fall rhythm and get back to blogging more regularly. Thanks for your patience over the past couple of weeks.