I posted over in SA about Belle. Pat is doing online school this year and, aside from a tendency to rush through things, is doing pretty well. He's volunteering at the haunted trail again (loves it - and it meets my qualifications of no screen, interaction with real people, and physical activity), helping out around the house and mostly being the easy child kid. Belle is still in prison, of course. husband is working for a company that has him all over the USA. Gone all week, home most weekends. Nearly 3 months now - he loves it (itchy feet), I love it (he's working and more relaxed)... Pat is okay with it. Rose misses Daddy and gets very excited when he comes home. Rose is 23 months old now, fully into the Terrible Twos. Growing like a little weed, cute as she can be, and scary smart. Toilet training herself. Determined to scare away "mon'ters"... Unless they're scaring her! Absolutely adores Sofia the First, doctor McStuffins, Tinkerbell, and Dora the Explorer. And shoes and fire trucks. Talks up a storm. Very opinionated (like her parents). Oh, and as of last weekend, in a toddler bed! Me... well, our contractor lost their bid at work but I was picked up by the new one... Not much has changed. Started Weight Watchers a week ago because I went over 200 lbs. (When I met everyone in Cleveland in 2009, I weighed 125.) Goal is 140. Up two, down 3 so net loss is 1 lb in 1 week. I can do that... I think. 60 lbs by next summer... 2 lbs a week. Even allowing for a few pounds' gain over the holidays, I should hit my goal by the end of May. husband has cut off contact with both his parents at this point and, after an interaction where I tried to get Rose to say goodnight to father in law when we left and he got nasty about it... I have too. Rose calls her sitter "Gwama Deedee" so it's all good. My Mom's BFF is still hanging in there... She's pretty much a prisoner of her own body now though. ALS is horrible. My paternal Grandma had a scare last week but is back to her normal self, and will turn 92 on Thursday. 93-y/o Grandpa is still with her and it's pretty clear how much they love one another. I think that's it... LOL!