It's a funny thing about plans. I've come to the conclusion that they exist primarily so that things-can't-go-according-to them.
Seeing that same old entry sit here at Bookie Woogie for months bums me out, so I thought I'd freshen up the scene and post a little family update. When you last heard from us, we were taking a brief hiatus to get a new mystery blog rolling, then Bookie Woogie would be right back. That was the plan. But just a few days after I announced the blogging break, our landlords dropped a big surprise. They were going to sell the house we'd been renting for the last 9 years, and they wanted us out in two months. Didn't see that coming! So our summer and fall consisted of house hunting, packing, cleaning, moving, unpacking, and... we're still unpacking.
Of course there was no time for extracurricular pursuits like blogging. There wasn't even time for necessary pursuits like working in order to put food on the table! Right now my work hours involve a whole lot of scrambling and catching up.
So about that other blog -- I'd still like to do it, but obviously it's not going to happen in the way I'd hoped - or in the "when." I'll also get Bookie Woogie reviews going again as soon as I can - but honestly we're still in survival mode at home for a bit longer. I do want to thank those of you waiting for our return! (I for one have certainly missed Bookie Woogie!)
To close today's post, I thought I'd provide some literary content by sharing a few bookish photos of the Z-Kids...
Here are Isaac and Gracie in one of their favorite spots at our old house. If memory serves, I believe Gracie was reading L.M. Montgomery and Isaac had some Kazu Kibuishi.
Elijah and Evangeline are in front of our new bookcases. We lost a whole wall of built-in shelves at our old place, so this was one of the first purchases we had to make for our new home.
And anyone who really knows Lily knows that Lily really likes ducks!