Off to Wisconsin

The weekend went way too fast. It was beautiful up North. The snow is finally gone and trees are just getting ready to explode. I planted some pansies and attacked a small corner of the yard with a rake. BH grilled steak and we enjoyed great sunrises and sunsets. I read a lot, too (oh joy, oh bliss!!) – Wicked by Gregory McGuire.

I left yesterday morning and drove down to Moravian to hang out with Stef and her friends. They made me a cake to celebrate PROM on the NYTimes list. It had bookworms on it *grin*. Got back to Horsham in time to pick up Mer, from her Ohio band trip. They wound up in 15th place out of 40 bands which is very respectable. It was sad to watch the last of them milling around the parking lot…. sad, because band is over for the seniors. It’s the beginning of a long list of “lasts” for a group of kids who really loved high school. (Yes, there are such people. They are rare, but they do exist.)

Time is a particularly painful thing for middle-aged moms and high school seniors. I should stock up on Kleenex.

I need to pack the dreaded suitcase again. Today’s trip takes me to Appleton, Wisconsin. More details later.

33 Replies to “Off to Wisconsin”

  1. rare seniors

    Hey! I’m the first to comment. GOod morning! Anyways, to reply to your entry, I just wanted to say that I am one of those rare seniors, i suppose. while i still want senior year to be over, i relish the moments i have left. Atleast I still have senior bash, banquet and trip. But senior ball (prom) is over for me. Which makes me sad. Have a good trip. Love, Heather

  2. rare seniors

    Hey! I’m the first to comment. GOod morning! Anyways, to reply to your entry, I just wanted to say that I am one of those rare seniors, i suppose. while i still want senior year to be over, i relish the moments i have left. Atleast I still have senior bash, banquet and trip. But senior ball (prom) is over for me. Which makes me sad. Have a good trip. Love, Heather

  3. rare seniors

    Hey! I’m the first to comment. GOod morning! Anyways, to reply to your entry, I just wanted to say that I am one of those rare seniors, i suppose. while i still want senior year to be over, i relish the moments i have left. Atleast I still have senior bash, banquet and trip. But senior ball (prom) is over for me. Which makes me sad. Have a good trip. Love, Heather

  4. Band is definitely the best part of high school. At my school we have it as a class, but I know other places have it as an after-school activity thing. Congrats on the placing; that is respectable. I’m still nervous over my competition – we’re leaving for Canada in two weeks.

  5. Band is definitely the best part of high school. At my school we have it as a class, but I know other places have it as an after-school activity thing. Congrats on the placing; that is respectable. I’m still nervous over my competition – we’re leaving for Canada in two weeks.

  6. Band is definitely the best part of high school. At my school we have it as a class, but I know other places have it as an after-school activity thing. Congrats on the placing; that is respectable. I’m still nervous over my competition – we’re leaving for Canada in two weeks.

  7. kleenex

    do you think we could get kleenex to send a truck load of tissues to our house. drumlines over.. but I spent about a box over the weekend. prom’s in a month(oh lord).. graduation.. college.. no camp. they announced it this morning.. so there went another box.

    grr. can I just rip my tearducts out?

  8. kleenex

    do you think we could get kleenex to send a truck load of tissues to our house. drumlines over.. but I spent about a box over the weekend. prom’s in a month(oh lord).. graduation.. college.. no camp. they announced it this morning.. so there went another box.

    grr. can I just rip my tearducts out?

  9. kleenex

    do you think we could get kleenex to send a truck load of tissues to our house. drumlines over.. but I spent about a box over the weekend. prom’s in a month(oh lord).. graduation.. college.. no camp. they announced it this morning.. so there went another box.

    grr. can I just rip my tearducts out?

  10. A pic for you

    Hi Laurie! Long time no talk. I’m afraid I’ve lost your e-mail address in a system crash, so that’s why I’m posting here. I finally got around to posting the picture I took when we met at the Suncoast Writer’s Conference. You come out looking much better (and taller!) than I do. You can find it at the YA Books Central Blog at http://yabookscentral.blogspot.com or directly at http://yabookscentral.blogspot.com/2005/04/photo-op-laurie-halse-anderson.html

    Love to do an interview with you and/or review of Prom. Hope the tour is going well!

    Kimberly Pauley
    Young Adult Books Central – http://www.yabookscentral.com
    kim@yabookscentral.com

  11. A pic for you

    Hi Laurie! Long time no talk. I’m afraid I’ve lost your e-mail address in a system crash, so that’s why I’m posting here. I finally got around to posting the picture I took when we met at the Suncoast Writer’s Conference. You come out looking much better (and taller!) than I do. You can find it at the YA Books Central Blog at http://yabookscentral.blogspot.com or directly at http://yabookscentral.blogspot.com/2005/04/photo-op-laurie-halse-anderson.html

    Love to do an interview with you and/or review of Prom. Hope the tour is going well!

    Kimberly Pauley
    Young Adult Books Central – http://www.yabookscentral.com
    kim@yabookscentral.com

  12. A pic for you

    Hi Laurie! Long time no talk. I’m afraid I’ve lost your e-mail address in a system crash, so that’s why I’m posting here. I finally got around to posting the picture I took when we met at the Suncoast Writer’s Conference. You come out looking much better (and taller!) than I do. You can find it at the YA Books Central Blog at http://yabookscentral.blogspot.com or directly at http://yabookscentral.blogspot.com/2005/04/photo-op-laurie-halse-anderson.html

    Love to do an interview with you and/or review of Prom. Hope the tour is going well!

    Kimberly Pauley
    Young Adult Books Central – http://www.yabookscentral.com
    kim@yabookscentral.com

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