Saturday, March 20, 2010
Day 236 - nightly Roundup
Spent the day in Chicago. We visited a friend in the hospital and went to the Shedd Aquarium. Our friend was paralzyed in an accident from the neck down and our prayers and hopes are for a recovery that will include one day walking again. If all of you could also send out good wishes and thoughts and prayers, they would be much appreciated.
Marriage - check.
Parenting - Will count the day's visit to the aquarium. This took a lot of time and effort, but I'm beginning to believe you make a good day, rather than have one, and that it often takes a bit of effort to create that good memory. But it all seems to need balance too. There were a lot of over tired kids and exasperated moms and dads - who were probably looking forward to a day at home tomorrow.
Business - I posted a job listing for a student to do some video taping of our writers' meetings to post once the website is up. I thought people would find it interesting to watch the process - a sometimes difficult and sometimes wonderfully serendiptous one of creating an entire story series.
Book - Had Greg read the current chapters aloud as I drove down to Chicago and did mental notes of suggested edits.
FI - Greg did a bit on taxes. Not a cheap day. Parking close to $30, lunch in the cafeteria - $38, entrance fees to the aquarium $65, driving costs - about 160, assuming 50 cents per mile as posted by AAA
Garden - Will bring in a few more dahlias from the garage that I potted up. Snow today so I'm worried it's too cold.
Health - This is a reaching a bit, but will count taking my vitamins.
Spirit - Visiting our friend and his family. His own courage and patience and grace is amazing.
House - Gathered a small bag of donations.