I will admit, however, to feeling legitimately sad that this phase of my life (can I call it that?) has come to an end. I rarely read for pleasure after becoming a parent, but these books, when my sister introduced me to them three and a half years ago, gave me a reason to once again love reading. And the movies, the last three of which have been released within a day or two of my birthday, have made each November more exciting than the last. I'll miss you, Katniss...
2. Our tickets to the Mockingjay double feature came with all kinds of swag - a free t-shirt, a lanyard and Mockingjay "pass", and two pins - along with discounts on food and beverages. You'd have thought we'd won new cars, what with all the high-fiving going on when we first arrived at the theater.
3. My kind, generous friends surprised me with all sorts of fabulous birthday gifts…gifts so fabulous, in fact, that they deserve their own post. Stay tuned!
4. Yesterday I took a field trip to Waco to visit another stop on my Texas bucket list. I plan to post about it in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime, here's a teaser…
5. Happiness Highlights:
|Though I didn't make it out to Veterans Park on Veterans Day, I|
walked through the park a few days later during one of Will's
soccer practices. Hundreds of flags still stood proudly.
|Hallie proudly showed off her |
bravery by touching this snake skin.
|She also practiced her hair-styling |
skills on poor Grandpa Mike's head.
|Complete with sparkly tiara.|
|Hallie's first draft letter to Santa. She wants cruchis (crutches).|
Happy Friday, friends!
Linking up with High Five for Friday!