The walls are painted (this very light “frost” blue). Right now the cabinetry is being installed. We are able to use the toilet and bathtub. Last night I took a bath (no shower curtain) in the dark. Surprisingly calm in the shadows of felt sight, that light can itself be a distraction. Hopefully the weekend we’ll get a shower rod and curtain.
Abigail got her school pictures. Her eyes are closed. Very closed. And she’s not smiling, but more grimacing. These are her pictures, wallet sized, 5×7, 3×5. 25 or more pictures of Abigail looking less than flattering. Rather funny really. Maybe we can have a redo. I know when I look back at my school pictures, I often get peeved at what I look like or what I’m wearing (my oversized tortoise shell frame glasses). I can’t imagine how Abigail and her perfectionist brain will handle looking back at these closed eye pictures. Fingers crossed for some solution.
Soon this site will be “official” – www.armstrongcircus.com – but right now is an ugly IP address. Perhaps we can sell t-shirts, bumper stickers, noise makers, underwear, pens and coffee. You\’d buy some, right?
My parents are in town for Grandparents Day. A big shebang at Abbie’s school. I hope they get a good feel for the school, not simply that they have been tremendously blessed by giving and support, but they’ve been incredible stewards by achieving standards of excellence – I sound like a brochure. Sonya and I are thoroughly inspired by the school, we just want mom and dad to realize it\’s not prestige we care about, but the best education and environment for Abigail. Having money or donations doesn’t mean you can manage it – find the best teachers, have the best infrastructure or curriculum or faculty, etc.