Thursday, August 19, 2010

This and that

I am not feeling well (cold/flu bug), so please excuse the sporadic nature of this post :)

The net got revenge on Neli! I caught her up on the trampoline again (she gets up by using the big stone step that the kids use), but this time she was all wound up in the shreds that she created. She was so tangled that each attempt to free herself just resulted in her being bounced ... on the trampoline. It was truly a hilarious sight and I wish that I would have captured it on film. I have not seen her on the trampoline since = smart dog.

818 - it's a story in the making, a puzzle unraveling and I am beginning to see the significance ... I think. I'll have to save it for another time, but yesterday 8/18 - our family got great news - my Mom no longer has pulmonary hypertension! Glory to God!

We have started school and so far it has been going pretty well. I rearranged the homeschool area again and I like it better. I can sit between them now which helps when they need assistance. They are both doing pretty well at staying on task and I am doing a little better with organization.

I am taking a big, huge breath because fall soccer and baseball will be starting soon. I have trouble getting back into the groove when a new season starts - trying to get the whole schedule nailed down in my head of who needs to be where when. I am excited for both of them and look forward to watching some fun games.

Very excited to be involved in a Compassion Sunday event on Sept 26th at our church. I ordered the materials today and am praying for some neat things to come of it.

Ok - I need sleep. Good night!


  1. Shirl,

    I'm sorry that you're still feeling sick! Not fun...maybe you need your Mom to come bring you some chicken soup. ;)

    Speaking of your Mom...that is AWESOME news! I can't wait to hear more!!!

    Okay...I think I'm back to bed here soon.

    Good night!

  2. I have a cold, too, and am up coughing and sipping ginger tea.

    Great news on your mom! You don't hear that too often.

    We started school this week and it's going well so far, also. But then the beginning usually's about halfway through where it starts getting really bad but maybe because he's in high school.

    Feel better!

  3. Hey Shirley,

    I would love to hear how you decided to homeschool, how old the kids were when you started, and how you organize your time. I would really love to homeschool, but I just don't know if it is the right thing for us.



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