No, I'm not dead. :) And yes, tomorrow I will be posting the review of the parenting book. It's selling like hot cakes apparently, so I'm glad I got to review an early copy.
We're very busy here, trying to wrap up our school year. We've had several end-of-the-school-year socials--picnics and parties and such. We got Sarah glasses, and we celebrated Nelson's birthday. And...I started a part-time job, of sorts. I'm caring for the infant of a friend of mine. She brings him over in the morning, and he hangs out with us during the day while his mother works. He's an adorable baby (aren't they all?), and he's very sweet, laid back, and content (knocking on wood). Sarah and Natalie are referring to him as a "part-time baby brother." Since he's not my child, I won't violate privacy by sharing his name. I'll try to think of a clever internet nickname for him, but for now I'll just call him Baby Boy. So if he shows up in future stories, no, I didn't sneak off and have a baby while you weren't looking. ;)
But those who know just how tight our finances have been can guess what a huge blessing this is and how much an answer to prayer. Besides, I think I said when I was six years old that I would follow in my mother's footsteps one day; it's about time I made good on that.
Book review coming tomorrow!