So, yesterday was Delurking Day, or somesuch, which I wouldn't know except I checked Carmen's blog this morning, and she told me. Yesterday I spent reading, or rather, trying to read. Soccer Mom in Denial spearheaded the effort to spend a day actually reading a book, instead of blogs, instead of wasting time doing whatever else it is that eats up our time. I actually did spend a bit of time reading Home to Holly Springs, the first in the Father Tim books by acclaimed Mitford Series author Jan Karon. I loved the Mitford series and got Home to Holly Springs for Christmas; I've been looking forward to reading it since the last Mitford book came out, but so far I've been disappointed in what I'm reading. Not that it's bad, it's just that, well, Mitford always felt like home to me. I'll post a review over at Props and Pans when I'm done.
I say trying to read. I did read a couple of chapters, but mostly I did...really, I don't know what. I spent an awful lot of time in the car, running small people to and from school, babysitters, and art classes. It's hard to drive and read at the same time, though that doesn't stop a scarily large amount of DC drivers from trying just that, but I'm not one of them. The kids just ... needed me yesterday, and I needed them, too. So I spent a lot of time "managing their emotions" as BigDaddyFish would say. Mine, too.
So! Since I missed it yesterday, would you be so kind as to delurk today, please? I will try to return the favor over the next week or so by commenting on your blog. If you can't think of what to say, answer this question:
Yesterday would have been my mother's 60 birthday. That boggles my brain, especially the part where she only got a bit over half that time on earth. What do you picture doing on your 60th birthday, or if you're beyond that point (it could happen), how did you celebrate? I want a giant cake with 60 candles, enough breath to blow them out by myself, and a half-dozen grandkids to help me do it, anyway. How's about you?