As far as my non-blogging life; it's been an interesting year. I spent March in Lexington, Kentucky working on a criminal trial. Unfortunately for our client, we lost. However, I enjoyed getting to see another part of the country and even got to see snow. In July my family took a cruise to Progresso and Cozumel Mexico so I got to go somewhere else I'd never been and see (as much as you can in a few hour shore excursion) another country.
In the fall my father's health took a turn for the worst and we had to get help lined up for him. I started a regular routine of taking him to Mass most Saturdays. It gives my brother (who lives behind him) a break, gives me a chance to keep an eye on things and I think Dad likes to see me too. It ends up being a six hours excursion so that has cut into my reading time.
I'm still leading my youngest daughter's Girl Scout Brownie troop. They are a fun group of girls who keep me on my toes. I've started serving on our parish school board as well. The jury is still out on that activity.
My kids are getting bigger all the time. My son is in a pre-vocational program through a local school for the handicapped. Hopefully he'll move into paid employment soon. I've seen a real change in his ability to accept responsibility and follow directions he'd rather not do. My older daughter will graduate from high school in May. She's chosen Northwestern Louisiana State University--Fork 'em Demons!--and we hoping a scholarship offer arrives soon. The youngest is in third grade and she still likes being Mom's assistant for cooking projects or other blog reviews.