Although that does accurately describe my house at the moment, that is not what this post is about. This is a mind dump. There is so much going on so I am just going to kind of write this bullet point style.
*Henry is sick. Poor guy, it seems whenever he gets a cold it turns into croup. This time it was bad enough that I took him to our friends home one night (He is an ER doc) to get a diagnosis and some medicine. Poor Henry was very uncomfortable. The cold 20 degree weather and car ride over helped him a bit. He is better now. Thank God. I wonder if he is so susceptible to croup because of being on the ventilator when he was a baby? Praying he outgrows it soon.
*Julia was chosen to participate in Governor’s Cup. She competed in the Language Arts part of the testing and she placed! She is going to regionals and will be taking that test this Saturday. She scored insanely high on a standardized test in language arts last year which gave her this opportunity to participate. I am so happy for her. And as a child who has been homeschooled up until last year, her teacher during those years, who is me, breathed a big sigh of relief. She is doing really, really well in school. Whew!
*We narrowed down a high school for Julia. Around here that is like looking for a college. No joke. It is an all girl “Catholic” school. I say “Catholic” because it is just in the name. *sigh* It is sad that we have to tell our children who are in the diocese schools that they will be taught things against our faith. Thankfully we have open dialog with our children and their faith and they just know. I wish we had some other options. *sigh again* Some of her close friends from our church are going there also and they are really good girls. I am happy she will have them there with her.
*Ok, so, we are almost 95% sure we are moving at the end of our lease in June. We are working out the details and I will write more about all that in another post. (could you pray for a good outcome for us) Any way. I have this entire house to pack up and I absolutely have no clue where to start. It is amazing how embedded you can become in a house in three years. I do know that I want to reduce the amount of “stuff” we have. I am so overwhelmed that it is causing me to do absolutely nothing!! And I mean nothing. Not good. I just sit here and look around.
*Patrick is reading the Hobbit. How cool is that! My 9 year is reading Tolkien! I know this is probably not something so unusual, it’s just that up until now he has not been a big reader. Although now, every night you will find him in his bed with his little reading light reading away. I love it! He informed me he is going to read The Lord of the Rings trilogy next. We’ll see. Ha Ha. I love him!!
*In other news the little girls and I are almost done with The Little House on the Prairie. They love it! I love these books. They bring back such fond memories of when I was a little girl. I would stay in my room forever and just read and read the Little House books. I over hear them talking about when the weather gets warmer how they are going to go outside and play Little House. I may have to try and find some little prairie clothes for them.
*Speaking of weather...It has been fa-reezing here. Like in the teens and 20’s. brr. Yesterday it was almost 70. We had major storms last night that landed us in the basement when the tornado sirens went off. The weather is supposed to turn cold again. I hate to wish time away, I really, really do, but I can’t wait for spring!!
Edited to add: Since I started this post 5 days ago I thought I would update you all. Henry is all better! The bad news is it is slowly working its way around the house. Tis' the season!