Here's the quick update for this week.
When we left off last week, we'd just discovered that J-son won his boxing match last Saturday! This makes him 3-and-1. His lower lip got a bit banged up, and he was really tired the next day. It is entirely possible that his mother teased him for being so tired after an event that only lasted 12 minutes, as compared to -- oh, say -- a 15-hour IronMan. But it was a proud mother who teased him.
After the boxing match, I'm not entirely sure what happened to my family, because I drove to North Carolina and back (giving a math talk), and then I hopped on a plane headed for Long Beach, California, where I attended a conference run by the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences. It was a great conference, attended by me and 4200 other mathematicians and scientists. I used my airplane time to write up some math thoughts (homologies and anamorphisms) -- try not to be jealous!
The reports I get from my husband say that he's diligently updating credit card expenses in Mint and that he and N-son have made healthy dinners with lots of vegetables. All this makes me feel very much loved, even in absentia!
I also got photo evidence that my granddaughter Baby A has been wandering through the pumpkin patch that's taken over my backyard. I can't wait to go home again!