Thursday, February 2, 2006

Home again....

Amanda and I are home again.  This time, though she isn't sick.  The Phys. Ed. teacher at her school makes them do gymnastics and they get more points for attempting a front hand spring.  Well, she attempted that's for sure.....

                            

Nothing broken, thank goodness.  She sprained her ankle though, and has a gel cast and crutches until it's better.  No basketball for 2 weeks.  She is bummed, and I'm bummed for her, but also grateful that it wasn't worse.  So, she really wanted to stay home and take it easy today and I decided to do the same.  They may not like it, as I have in for Monday off to go to Amanda's spelling bee.  Things have been a bit nuts lately at work as we are in the search process for a new principal.  For me personally things have been going well.

Not much new has been going on lately, and I haven't felt inspired to write.  Still busy, and it takes a day like this for me to find a moment to sit and think about what to put in this journal.  I'm still not comfortable completely letting it all out there.  Maybe I will become inspired to write creatively again.  Maybe some fiction.  A short story, or a poem... I finished "My Sister's Keeper" and whoa.  This is the only author I have ever found that moves me to the point of tears.  She writes with such understanding of her subject and brings her characters completely to life.  You feel yourself in these books.  I'm reading "Plain Truth" (another Jodi) now.  Please visit her website  http://www.jodipicoult.com   Not sure if this link will work, I'm still not very up to date on these things, but I can not say enough about these books... read the reviews on the site, and you will surely find one for you.  They are hard subjects, but very rivoting. 

We celebrate Chinese New Year in our family, so "Gung Hay Fat Choy" to all of you!  We are planning to visit all the in laws this year in LA.  Last time we went was chinese new year of 1999, so it's been a while.  The girls are a little nervous about going.  It's too bad, but I understand.  It's family they never get to see and we stay with one of my brother in laws and they're family while we are there.  They basically feel like they are strangers.  We must go, so that they will know they're family.  It's such a different experience.  Everyone is speaking chinese and of course the food is different.  It's not your regular chinese food from China Station restaurant.  I love it, but they will probably not enjoy it as much.  They need to have this cultural exposure.  They're dad does cook at home, when he IS home, but even that is different.  They have their grandma, 5 uncles, 1 aunt, and all they're spouses and children.  About 25 cousins.  I'm an only child, so they don't get to experience the "auntie/uncle" thing here.  Their nana and papa is about it.  They will be fine, especially since we are dangling a day at Disneyland in front of their noses!!  Ha Ha.  Perhaps we will make it to Vegas again as well!

Well, hope you all are having a good week.  Until next time....                            

 

 

2 comments:

siennastarr said...

Hi Michelle :)  

Thank you so much for stopping by my journal and leaving a comment and the link to your journal!   I have read a few of your entries, and I'm hooked!  Where the heck have you been hiding??   I've put you on my alerts and hope that you will continue to write.  I know you said you don't always feel inspired, and it's hard to spill your guts here.  Regardless of what you do spill, you should continue to write, because you are good at it! :)

I'll be back!

Jackie

cherry2sweet2eat said...

sorry about your kid i hope she feels better i sprain my ankle once.