Sorry for the lack of writing but it’s been just that…not much to write about. Went to church today and volunteered to work in the kitchen during Sunday School in preparation for our after-church pot luck. Ended up having so much fun I worked through church, too (my feet paid the price for that one-they were throbbing little puppies as I hadn’t worn ‘practical’ shoes…oh well…).
I’m currently battling my son’s left-over cold/sinus thing; I sound about four octaves lower voice-wise; was really glad the choir didn’t sing today as I should have been placed in the basses! Kleenex, hot tea and Sudafed have become my close friends lately (Atchooo!).
Not much planned for tomorrow (the holiday); middle son’s ‘newest/used’ car died on Friday (won’t start…nothing) so I’m back to my old job of chauffeur (oh, joy). Is it me, or are we seeing a trend here in his cars? This one sort of ‘died’ the same way the other one did…a little smoke, then poof, it won’t even start! THIS time we’re pushing him to have it towed to a place for an estimate instead of letting it sit for almost 5 months while good old Mom does all the driving. The really ‘fun’ thing about all this? His college classes start Weds! Good thing he only has one 6-credit English class and it starts at noon! Youngest son starts high school Tues. and we’re now experiencing the ‘total picture’ of bus schedules and high school hours. He will be attending from (get to bus by 7:05) 7:25-2:10, daily. Man! I can remember when I rode the buses for public school and dashed out of the house to make it to the bus stop by 7:30…we went 9-3:10 (ours was the first people picked up in the morning and the last ones dropped off at night), so that meant I got on the bus at 7:30 and got home at 4 p.m.! Long days. My middle son said that they are not even being issued books for the first two weeks of school…I can’t imagine that! Ah, the ‘new experiences’ of being a Homeschool family morphed into a public school family.
Have been trying to cut back a little on my afghan-sewing-together thing; it seems that each time we send a shipment to Ghana there are more afghans than the time before. This time we’re already at 30+, so I’m trying to wean myself off a little. That might sound a little strange, but the last time I went to deliver them I noticed that they’d left an entire bag behind from the previous shipment! That could be because they needed the plane room for some important medical supplies (I didn’t want to mention that I noticed them in the corner). I don’t even know the procedure for them being distributed, so I’ll just remain in the background as the creator and not the final decision maker…works for me!
I’ve been reading more lately-again fluffy stuff. Sometimes a girl just needs something ‘light & fluffy’ to kind of do that “Calgon Thing”: “Fluffy books…Take Me Away!” These have been knitting novels (are you surprised?), two were really good, the last two were so-so. I finally learned that this old lady can actually USE her library card to reserve books from her home computer! I now have two more awaiting pick up soon, and I’ll take the others back in a few days. If you’re into knitting novels, Debbie Maccomber writes some good ones; more sequence novels, actually. I had read her #1,3,4 and finally #2 just came back to the library. (I found out that #2 had been checked out by one of my friends in MY knitting group…how funny!) My other knitting group (that only meets during the school year) will be starting up this coming Friday, so it will be a pretty busy week coming up. MY knitting group on Tues., and the other one on Friday, plus all the ‘regular’ stuff I do doing during the week: babysit grandson, Special Needs group, running my kids everywhere, etc. (Hey, I’m learning…all this activity actually keeps ya young!)
Time to close for now; enjoy your holiday!