So sorry to all of you (especially B, who has given me quite a lot of crap for it) that I have been without internet connection for a couple of months. A lot has happened to yours truly since October 4th when I was fondly recalling all my Nintendo fun of years past.
I have read a great many books, the most recent of which was The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner and also The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler. I don't feel like reviewing them right this moment, so I will just say 1) that I couldn't put Tourist down and 2) that I also couldn't put Fury down, but was also very confused the whole time. I've also read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith on the recommendation of my sister T (liked it, but personally had a hard time with how sad it was), and The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls (loved it, couldn't put it down, and was amazed that these things really happened).
I've also driven to Utah and California since October. R's brother and his wife had the biggest-cheeked baby I've ever seen, and we went up to Utah for her blessing. She's so cute! (We got her Weebles for Christmas.) Then we drove to California a few weeks later to my sister's house in San Ramon and had "the miracle, buh-buh-buh-buuuuh!, of Thanksgiving". My brother lives out that way, and my Utah-hair-school-attending other sister M flew in for the occasion too. So we were all together, with the exception of my littlest sister Cade. (We missed her :( and if you want the whole story about my f***ed up family, just ask.) My sister T made the most wonderful turkey and spread ever! Hooray for Italian Thanksgiving!
Another thing I've been up to is teaching the Sunbeams on Sunday. There are two teachers, so we get to trade off. If you're wondering if I was responsible with my new calling and remembered to call subs for the times I was gone to UT and CA, the answer is "no". Oops. My favorite quote so far from Sunbeam class is from a boy named Soren. After I helped him unbutton his pants to go potty he promptly told me to "now, get out". They aren't shy. They also ask us several times during class every week 1) Are we having goldfish? 2) Are we almost done with class? and 3) Did you bring cookies?. I'm glad they're gleaning so much wisdom from class.
In closing I'd like to say that I will write again soon, sooner than last time :)