Just when you thought you I’d quit writing altogether – just when you’re sure that this trip to our blog will be fruitless – as you’re making one last visit for old time’s sake – the unthinkable happens. Â You actually find a new blog post. Â Whether it’s worth your time to read, I won’t try to pre-judge. Â Maybe your comments (or lack thereof) will be all the feedback I need. Â Or maybe, just maybe, fate isn’t sealed and the end isn’t written yet. Maybe the end can’t be known from the beginning. Â Maybe you’ll leave a comment and stir my faintest hopes. Â Or maybe not.
Anyway, we’ve had a lot going on in the past
week, months, year little while. Â We now have a second child (who, I’m sad to say, still isn’t reflected in our blog’s header graphic. Â We could at least do as well as the Team Shinn blog and put up a picture that includes all of us (and our pet unicorn). Â Clara is growing into a mostly delightful young girl. Â She is funny, sincere, and likes to order her world in her own way. Â She can be a little strong-willed at times, too. My favorite Clara-ism is her saying ‘Yipee!’
Liam’s a tender young lad who also happens to make a lot of noise. Â His favorite mode of play seems to involve car crashes and otherÂ catastrophes. Â That sounds bad on (blog) paper, but in reality it’s not at all disturbing. Â He became a Christian last night when he accepted Jesus into his heart. Â I’ll have to write an entire post on that – it’s pretty interesting.
Speaking of cute, Lisa is doing well. She’s really developing a pretty fantastic skill as a photographer. Â Though she and I differ pretty drastically in style, she’s bringing back some material that really earns my respect. Â She and I are tossing around the idea of creating a book-length product of some of her work from the simple.life.art series. Â It would be very worth doing. Â Lisa has also been running lately, which is relatively new for her. Â She’s actually in bed early tonight because she’s planning to run first thing in the morning.
I guess that just leaves me (for now). Â My biggest life news is that I decided to blog again. Â Okay, I think I had you there for a second. Â Though I care about andrewandlisa.org almost as much as you do, it’s not actually the most important thing that I have going. Â My big news is that I’m pregnant. Â (Did I get you that time? I was sure you wouldn’t expect a second cheap gag so quickly on the heels of the first.)
No, my real news is that I’ve returned to school. Â If you’ve followed the blog for any length of time, you’ll remember that I took a few courses at Fresno State several years ago. Â Well, I’ve resumed that course of study and am again working on my Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Â I have two courses this semester, and I LOVE being back in school. Â The role’s been a weird adjustment for a fully independent adult, but the reading and mental stimulation are well worth it. Â Not to mention that I have some interesting classmates.
Speaking of reading, I’ve been doing so much reading in so many areas that I should probably plan a few blog posts just to catch you up on my reading list. Â I know that sounds boring, but perhaps I can come up with an interesting way to share. Â Limerick, maybe? Or Iambic Pentameter? Â I know it sounds goofy to write a sonnet about one’s reading list, but I really do love it about that much. Â Tell me now if that sounds grindingly boring, and I’ll go suck my (gin-covered) thumb in a corner for comfort.
Well, this silliness has gone on for far too long. Â I can’t give you the last few minutes of your life back, but I CAN beg you to come back for more of the salacious details and gratuitously cute kid pictures that you’re sure to find in future posts here on andrewandlisa.org. Â Good night.