Weekend Update

Well, now that blogging is a bit easier, I may just do it more often.

It’s been a busy week, which seems more common these days. Between getting Simply Recipes running on the new version of Movable Type, finishing/launching the new Oxford Valley Chapel website and several other sundry tasks, I didn’t get much sleep. I keep telling myself that I’m practicing for when our little guy is born, then something in the back of my head says, “Now is the time to sleep while you still can.”

I usually just ignore that voice.

I’m actually finding it hard to sleep tonight. I’ve been asked to give the commencement address tomorrow at the school I used to teach at, so I’m finding it a bit difficult to settle my mind. It doesn’t help that my wife and son are back in Pennsylvania. I drove up this evening to stay at my parents new house—which is beautiful, something I never thought I’d say about a house in Troy, NY. I left Jess behind because her baby shower at the church is tomorrow. Her family is down for the shower, so we’ll both get to spend the Father’s Day weekend with our Dads, just not with each other.

I had written out the entire speech, but couldn’t find the paper where I wrote it out before I had to leave. It doesn’t really matter all that much, because I remember nearly everything I wrote. It’s just those few carefully chosen words I spent a long time on that I’ll miss; they’ll likely escape me tomorrow when I really need them.

And speaking of not getting something when you really need it… my car is stuck in reverse! As I pulled into the local convenience store parking lot to get directions to my parents new house, I put the car in reverse to back into a space. I tried to put it in first to straighten the car, but the gear stick was limp as a biscuit! I couldn’t do a thing except: Run Away!

I had to call my parents to come pick me up and leave my poor Saturn at the mercy of downtown Troy. Tomorrow morning I’ll check if it’s simply a detached cable. (Here’s hoping.) Now off to write out my speech for the second time.