Not sure what all I've been doing, but I have sure been busy since my last Blog entry! Actually my time and energy have been focused on Jordan and the college decision making process. We are planning some second visits over the next two weeks, so we will be in Syracuse this weekend and State College,Pa. next weekend. He was in Pittsburgh last weekend and we have yet to decide whether we will be visiting Boston University. Decisions must be made by May 1. There are so many things to consider - academics, "fit", tuition - I am sure glad that he is my youngest and we will not have to go through this process again!
Our 4th annual Home & School Auction was on Saturday 3/28. It was the first time that the event was held off site. It was a great success, but a lot of work. The event site, Founders Hall at Girard College, was wonderful. Girard College is a private, free, Boarding School for children from single parent families. It dates back to the mid 1860's and was originally a boarding school for "Fatherless White Boys" under the terms of a Trust Fund established by Stephen Girard, a wealthy Philadelphia Industrialist (it has been gender and race neutral since the mid 1960's). Founders Hall is the only original building left on the campus and it is quite grand . I wish that I had thought to bring my camera! Anyway, my feet still hurt from standing on those marble floors for 10 hours!
I have been playing around on Facebook (something I never thought that I would do) for the last few weeks. I was friended by an old next door neighbor from my childhood (actually she & her sister used to babysit for me & my sisters!). Sheila is really only 5 years older than me and it was delightful to catch up with her and her family. We were in the middle of a great phone conversation when Jordan called to say that he missed his flight to Pittsburgh! We plan to get together soon. Last night I had dinner with another childhood friend, also found through Facebook,that I hadn't seen in 15 years. She lives just north of San Francisco and was in Philadelphia for business.
I am looking forward to some quiet time the rest of this week. Palma tagged me with a Fabulous Blogger Award (thanks, Palma) and I need to think of five fabulous things for my blog entry. Tonight, I will just enjoy the quiet and catch up on reading blogs!