The last two weeks have been anything but easy. There have been so many changes that have taken place. I thought I might update, so here goes.
Lent is upon us and I have not only decided to give up facebook for those 40 days but send some form of card/letter encouragement to those around us. Facebook has become a big part of my life, perhaps too big. I want to spend more time with God and His word. I want to become the Christian He wants me to be.
I have gradually started the defriending process on facebook. Those of my"friends" that were negative or tried to bring my husband and family down, I see no reason to keep as "friends". I mean would true friends do that?! True friends would uplift you and your family!
I found and am using a new stylist only 3 minutes from my house! I love her and she does great work for a much less price! The regular highlight and cut was about $125 now I pay $65. A cut alone was $25, now is only $10! Woohoo!
We are still loving our new church family! They have been helping us with the boys, bringing supper and even bringing a few paper products/groceries.
John has had to use this week as vacation, to be able to receive a paycheck for it. No unfortunately we are NOT on vacation. My father-in-law was taken to the er Saturday morning for fluids building. Sunday we were told to call the family to say their last good-byes. He has been moved to the nursing home and under hospice care now. He has congestive heart failure, copd, stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver and emphysema. He is being kept sedated with Ativan and is being morphine for pain. All other meds have been stopped and he has not been eating/drinking. He is 83 years old with a pacemaker and all "life saving measures" have been stopped. All organs have been declared "in failure".
My Mom is still having a very hard time with the muscle disease. Her brain injury is much better. We recently celebrated her 1 year date of her incident. My Dad will have to have a double knee replacement soon. His head pain is much better.
The boys are accelerating in school and have even been invited to "The Young Author's Conference"! There were only 3 children from each class invited. They both have helped in writing and publishing a book! So excited for them!!!
Lil John has been very sick with sinus infection and upper respiratory illness. He is on Zithromax and Bromfed DM.
Mason fell last Friday toward the end of the school day. I was in the car in the car line waiting on them to come oout. The teacher that was subbing for his regular teacher came and got me. She told me I needed to park my car, that Mason was hurt. Scared the daylights out of me! He had been tripped on purpose and before that the little boy had hit him in the head and afterwards the little boy even laughed at him. I found out this week that that same sub had a recent arrest record and this morning I found myself in a meeting with the principal. He is new to that position andwas not aware of these issuses at hand. He is a friend of my my brother and sister in law's and attends church with them. He was also my 5th grade teacher.
I believe in 2nd chances and forgiving but someone with a recent arrest record (2 arrest for keeping her kids out of school and one -this school year for shoplifting) in a classroom of Kindergartners?! Ummm, NO! Her daughter is in Mason class and she is having to repeat Kindergarten this year because she missed so much school last year!
Mason and John just finished up basketball season last Saturday. This past Monday night was their basketball banquet. They have enjoyed it so much! If your children have never played Upwards Sports I HIGHLY recommend it! The way they teach Godliness, have devotion and learn memory verses is a great thing!
Our sweet little "Princess" the Labradoodle that we raised on a bottle is now a 14 week old, 18 pound ball of fur that is biting everything and everyone in her path. She refused to pad train to potty and tore her potty pads apart. She chewed on everything and was just a menace in the house. She is settled outside in her new dog fence and with a nice, warm Igloo dog house! She will be allowed to run free on a regular basis once she grows a little and can keep up with Mia, the border collie (that weighs a whooping 80 pounds!).
We celebrated my Mom's birthday (her birthday is on Valentine's Day) the weekend before Valentine's Day with family, grilling out and sweet time together! She is 68 years old! So blessed to have her still here with us!
We have had a mild winter this year with little cold and no snow. We are breaking ground and getting ready to plant crops. Trees have been pruned and we mowed grass yesterday!
The boys will be 6 next month and I've got to get on the ball and get their party supplies ordered!
That's what's going on in our world! How is yours going?