Make no mistake, missing ChestertCon 2006 was a major disappointment around here, but Karen was of course right that there were many blessings. Here are a few...
Having Daddy home for an extra long weekend
Reading Chesterton together
Watching Nicholas Nickleby (Ria and I - esp. appropriate because of the Dickens theme to ChesterCon)
Having more time to spend on family photos
Ria had several sleepovers with friends and a cousin who already had chicken pox
I discovered a rummage sale with lovely old hardcover books for $1 each and picked up 8 -
-The Birds Xmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin (this is the only one I've read before of the lot)
-Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman
-A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter
-A Fair Barbarian by Frances Hodgson Burnett
-Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
-Under Drake's Flag by G.A. Henty
-True to the Old Flag by G.A. Henty
-Favorite Poems of Emily Dickinson (this is the only one that didn't have a charming old binding - if the batteries weren't dead on my camera, I'd take a picture as it's such a lovely set of books to look at!)
And last but certainly not least was making it to the extended family Father's Day party (everyone was safe in the chicken pox department so Ria got to partake!) at a nearby lake where we especially enjoyed boating and tubing in my brother-in-law's new boat. Woohoo!!!
So, though it was both difficult (in the jealousy departent) and enjoyable to follow ChesterCon news on the ACS Blog, we had an admittedly wonderful weekend.