Wow. Almost 4 months since I was last here. I've been experimenting with how much and what sorts of online time work best for me, and a lot of things have fallen by the wayside, but I didn't mean for this to be one of them.
We're having Monday morning meetings again, discussing our plans for the week. This week Sarah's getting ready for Country Day, which we're hosting tomorrow. We're visiting Spain together -- Sarah's putting together a version of $10,000 pyramid for the kids to play together at the end of the presentations, and we'll be making Spanish Potatoes, Garlic, and String beans (a dish I learned from Joe's mom, and which she learned from her mother in law, who brought it with her from Spain) and possibly pan tomate (basically, toasted bread rubbed with garlic and tomato) for sopping up the spanish potato and garlic sauce...
She's also planning her valentine's day lunch -- she's working her way through DIY.org's chef skill, and her next project is going to be making lunch for a group of her friends. She continues to *adore* her art class, and spends a lot of her time drawing.
We're grappling a little with introversion, right now. Other people, no matter how much we love them and enjoy their company, can be exhausting. We keep talking about making plans with people, but when it comes down to it, putting it off again and again, because it's just so much more appealing to stay home, reading and crafting. It gets lonely, though.