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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Not much new on this front. Ellie is adjusting well to her new school but continues to be appalled at how disrespectful kids are toward the teachers. She said she is doing her best to not get pulled into that behaviour and she has even made an effort to say goodbye and thank you to her teachers as she leaves class. She has a good heart.....I am grateful. The weather is crazy. Kind of up and down and I can't tell if I'm hot or cold. So Ive been wearing shorts and a jacket. It works. Im looking... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Well, I slept straight through the eclipse. I had gotten home from work at 0800 and set my alarm for 11:00, but when it went off, I forgot why I had set it. I went right back to sleep, woke up at 4PM but everything was over by then. It was cloudy here anyway, but still… Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 18, 2017

This and That

There have been a lot of tears this week, as my 16 year old, Ellie, transferred to a perfoming arts highschool. The academics are intense but the dance hours are even more so. She conditions and dances from 2-5 every day after her classes are done. She was questioning at first, if she even fit in at the school, but a beautful email to her, written by the head of the dance department, assured her and gave her some comfort. I, too, was moved by it. In other news, my Sarah got herself a real old... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Pink and Lace-Not

The weather has been absolutely beautiful. Our church next door borrowed our yard for Vacation Bible School games yesterday....I was sleeping from working all night but honestly the noise didn't bother me. It was almost comforting. My daughters painted one of the bedrooms.....a gray, olive color which came out beautiful and 2 of my other children were over helping at the VBS. Later on, in the evening, my nephew came over with his wife and 2 month old daugher. I could tell at a glance who dressed... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 11, 2017

A Bit of Everything

A week off work and I didn't get as much done as I wanted to, but who ever does? Our second oldest (Anna) came home from Alaska where her husband (Stephen) is training to be a missionary pilot. He will come home next week. They then have speaking engagments, family and friends to visit and errands to get done before packing up and heading back to the orphanage in Haiti, where they teach from September until May. It is nice having her home, but it is also exciting to see her fly off to follow her... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sometimes We Can All Be Proffessionals

Ellie's last dance class at her Dance Center is tonight. We will no doubt be shedding some tears as it will be emotional, but we also know that she is moving on to a new opportunity. She was accepted into an Arts High School for her Junior year. This is so exciting, not only because she was accepted and will be able to pursue her art of dancing, but also because of what this step signifies. Ellie (short for Elizabeth Mary), suffered from severe anxiety from about the age of 3 until just a couple... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Finally the papers for Dad's estate are back from the court and should be coming in the mail this week. I am wanting so much to move forward with everything and get it all wrapped up. It's emotionally exhausting. It will be hard letting the house go but my siblings and I have decided that that will be the best thing …for all of us. Hopefully we will sell next spring. There's a lot to do in the mean time. It's hard to believe that this Friday, dad will have been gone 2 months already. I remember... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Yard Work

A very normal week. Long overdue yard work is finally getting attended to. We are actually digging up most of the front, and planting flowers under the trees, putting down mulch. The dropping pines kill the grass below the trees……we just moved in last spring and didn't get around to the yard until now. A dear older lady from the church next door loves gardening and is helping us. My daughter is picking up wonderful tips from her and is building a relationship. A win win for all. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Very Nice Saturday

The sun is out here on this beautiful Saturday morning and for the first time in a long time, I have the weekend off work. Laying in bed still……dog snoozing at my side, a cozy cup of coffee on the nightstand. I feel relaxed for a change knowing Dad is no longer suffering. This is the most peaceful I've felt since his passing on May 21st. Its nice to lay here reading all of your beautiful posts. It was a good decision coming back to blogit. What ever made me leave before? My daughter, son and I... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 7, 2017

A little time before leaving work to just sit in the chapel and have some time for stillness. My thoughts run rampant. I'm so glad to be off for the weekend and am looking forward to sleeping all day! My body has been so tired these last few days and I hope I'm not catching something. Hoping the tickle in my throat is just allergies or a fluke. The weather is hot! The dog probably won't be up for much walking this weekend but I might try him down at the magnificent mile. Maybe being near the... Sign in to see full entry.

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