Things have been a little off around here, it's true.
Today was more of the same.
My guts are wrenched for the pain and loss a dear friend is suffering.
It's the sort of thing that makes you look at the world through different-colored glasses than usual, and let me tell you, they're not the rose-colored ones that people like to talk about.
You just sort of shake your head and you don't understand. You know that nobody ever understands the hard stuff, but you still feel like you need to try. And it doesn't work.
Some good news, though - Andrew and Chris are in Orlando for the Florida State Technology Student Association Conference. Kids from schools all over the state come and compete in a wide variety of events. Andrew's in three events over the next three days, and in his first event, the Multimedia Presentation, he is a top-10 finalist! That means he had to put on a navy blazer and a TSA tie and be interviewed. We won't know his final placement until Saturday, but it doesn't really matter to me. I think it's fantastic that he's already done so well. I mean, it's one of those things where you aren't really surprised, but it's still surprisingly awesome.
DAILY BLISS: a nest full of baby mockingbirds in my front yard - i think it's the same pair that nested there last year. i'm loving the sweet little hungry noises they make!