April 17th, 2016



Suddenly it's been nearly 2 weeks since I posted. How does that happen?? Anders got home from China on Friday, he leaves again super early tomorrow morning for Italy, but will be home next weekend as well.

I just looked out the window and over across the way are three tall pine trees, each one with a dove perched at the highest branch, all facing into the wind. :D It's quite cloudy and the wind is racing the clouds along. I was hoping for a nicer, sunshiny day today but looks as if I'm being foiled again. *sigh* ...where is spring? The bird cherry is blooming and buds are everywhere, but it is still chilly and raw-feeling.

Martin is officially done with classes and now has 2 weeks of intense studying before his 2 weeks of exams. He has something like 15 exams in 11 days the first two weeks of May. Then he is done until the official graduation day. His graduation cap arrived yesterday and fits perfectly.

Karin and I deep-cleaned the big bathroom yesterday and I've been doing the usual weekend cleaning and laundry. Another busy week ahead with WW on Monday plus baking for my hosting book group on Tuesday, then choir on Thursday. Karin has rehearsal on Monday and filming all day Friday.

I've started pulling together tax papers and info but just discovered I'm missing my W2 for some reason, so have to talk to HR tomorrow to find out where it is. Then I have to start gathering info for the FBARs: SUCK. Here we go again.

Reading: Moonscatter by Jo Clayton
Watching: Orphan Black Season 4 (!), Outlander Season 2 (!) and soon Game of Thrones Season 6 (!)
Eating: seedless red grapes YUM YUM
Most recent movie: Brooklyn (so good!)

Anders just replaced the soap control panel in the dishwasher and cleaned it thoroughly, and I'm about to start cleaning in the kitchen...every cabinet! Every drawer! Fridge! Freezer! Oven... GAH.

Okay, over and out with my scinctillating life.