In other great news this week here at the K. house, R., who is still undecided about where she's going to go to college next year, had a dance competition this weekend and her large group tap won all sorts of awards, including an Outstanding Performance Award. This means that they will be in the running to go to Hollywood and dance Pots and Pans Rhythm Band at the Dance Industry Awards. I'll post a link to vote whenever it all goes live. As if that wasn't enough excitement for one day, T. performed in a play for his middle school at the NCTC (North Carolina Theater Conference) Middle School Festival. The play received a Superior rating, won an award for its set, and T. was one of just five boys awarded an Excellence in Acting Award. This was a statewide competition and there were tons of plays so this is quite an honor. I love to see my kids recognized for the things they are passionate about. As for W., the oldest child, I don't know if he had an exceptional day or not although I'm guessing no since several of his brackets are busted. ;-) (Yes, this is the extent of the intimate knowledge you have of kids once they fly the nest for college.) And finally, for the last bit of positivity today, while I was at the dance competition, reading in the dark, my lovely husband took my ancient Nook to the bookstore and got it fixed so that I can actually synch it to my computer again, enabling me to read the e-copies that have been submitted for the Great Group Reads list without being chained to my computer. I appreciate this more than I can possibly express, especially as I head back to the dance competition for another 8 hours in a darkened auditorium.
This past week I have been dipping in and out of many diverse reads, only one of which I can disclose. One of my bookclubs took me to a small town in France during World War II alongside a woman who joined the Resistance early on and her sister who came to her own form of disobedience towards Hitler's regime later. Where have your bookish travels taken you this past week?