Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Back...summer may now officially begin!

The problem for people like me is that when I only post occasionally I feel the insane need to tell exactly what I've been doing for the last month or two since I last wrote. Maybe I haven't given up on this blog being something of a journal.

Anyway, here goes:

I finished my last two papers for summer school last weekend (Nursing Research kicked my you-know-what). I took a Family Nursing class, so now I know for sure that if my kids turn out, it will be ALL because of God's grace!!

We celebrated my parents' 50th anniversary last weekend at my sister's house. I know our kids can't comprehend how unusual it is to have the example and blessing of BOTH sets of grandparents who just can't get enough of each other (Dennis's parents celebrated their 50th last December). And parents who are crazy about each other after their first 25. We're halfway there.

The Big Three kids are on a mission trip with our church in El Paso this week. They will put on a VBS and sports camp for a sister church in a poor neighborhood there. It's not Africa, but I am still so proud I could just burst.

Meanwhile, Eleanor has been busy again. Yep, you counted right. EIGHT babies. We really should have a talk with her.The Little Girls and I are home this week. They are inviting friends over, while I try to dig out from a month of having my hiney glued to the computer chair writing papers about How We are All Dysfunctional. Now where IS that floor? Right now I am heading off to mow - since my "Yard Team" (aka Neal-15 and Libby-12) is out of town, I will take this two-hour "opportunity" to think and pray and sweatdream. It's all good.


Susan R said...

Congrats on the studying. You'll be there in no time. Really!
Are those kittens or puppies? So cute.
50 years! Wow, that's awesome.

Jennibell said...

Glad to see you back. . .blogging just takes a back seat to all of that, huh? I love doing it but time can be an issue. I'm glad to have some thoughts down to look back on. . .hope your journal (blog) will be that for you too. HAPPY SUMMER!

Anonymous said...

i'm sure you're glad to be done with the papers. congrats to both set of parents on their 50th!! both of our parents are celebrating 35 this year. and we're trying to catch up since we're on #5 in august. =) good luck with the yard.

Sarah said...

Love it! And I loved the interview... you said something that I really needed to hear... about praying that God would fill the voids in my children's lives. I am struggling big time right now with feeling like I can't meet everyone's needs. And well, I can't! And that's ok. Because it's not just me that needs the Lord. It's them too. So, thank you!

Rachel said...

I've MISSED you! Way to stay focused. Hope you all have a relaxing break.

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to be a downer...but perhaps it's time that Eleanor pays a visit to a vet for a little "fixin?' There are far too many lovely animals waiting in shelters for forever homes for you to be allowing her to be contributing to the cat population unnecessarily...no matter how cute the little kittens are.

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Dear Anonymous,

I don't think your comment is a "downer." However, next time, would you please have the courtesy of identifying yourself so I may have the pleasure of addressing you by name?

Thank you for your concern about cat overpopulation. When we lived in the city, all of our cats were "fixed;" however, we are in the country. There is not a cat overpopulation here; in fact, most people I know keep several cats around for decreasing the population of vermin that would most certainly overrun our properties, including, but not limited to mice, rats, skunks, snakes and rabbits (who multiply much faster than cats). The whole circle of life is right here at my back door.

As the old saying goes, context is everything.