Today our Certified Teacher, Brandy, came to visit J2 and I for the start of our year. We went over TONS of paperwork and figured out the next few weeks of our lesson plans. It’s nice to have it done even though we really enjoy Brandy. It’s nice to have someone else checking on J2 and helping us see his progress.

Today I also talked to the bus department about transporting J3 to his special ed preschool (speech and a bit of OT)- they wanted to pick him up 1 hr and 25 mins before his class started – at 7:05AM! Then, when his class is over it will take 50 mins to get home. 🙁 I talked to DH and we decided to take him ourselves (well, I will anyway) and then let him ride the bus home. We’ll see how that goes for a week or so – we can always change it. With the cost of gas and trying to get J2s schoolwork, classes and speech therapy done – I was really hoping the bus would work out. But I simply can’t ask him to do that.

After that morning I decided to finish knittng the dishcloth I was making for a friend – but then I ran into bobbles! Oh my, I have never knit a bobble before! It was a challenge to say the least! But I conquered it and I’m starting #2. I’ll try to take pictures soon!

More Knitting News: SP 5 is done! My secret Pal, Nikki, (argh – I only have her URL in my office – I’ll edit this later with her link) sent me my last box of goodies! She sent me YarnHarlot’s book – yeah!! – some charms for my watch – some PURPLE yarn for felting and a pattern for a purse – can’t wait to start!

Well, this laptop battery is probably going to die soon – I’d better post this now. 🙂

Two nights ago J3 was crying in his room, for no apparent reason. His daddy went in to talk to him and 10 mins later they came out and I was greeted with “Guess what? I a Cistian!” (Translation – Guess what? I’m a Christian!)

It has never been my desire to have my boys come to Christ early in life – for fear they will not understand what they are doing. However, each of them has made an age-appropriate profession of faith in spite of me. 😉 We will just have to work harder to make sure they grasp the concepts are they are old enough to understand them!

So, now all my boys have made a statement of faith – praise the Lord!

I think I’ve shared on here before about J1 being a real Drama King! Well, the other night he was asked – and then told! – to go clean his room. As he ran down the hall – not happily – to his room he was heard to wail, “Why has hell descended upon me?”

Where do they come up with this stuff! We, of course, being the cruel parental units we are – laughed and laughed!

I found this on another grieving mom’s site – it’s so perfectly true:
PLEASE, SAY THEIR NAMES

Go ahead and mention my child,
The one that died, you know.
Don’t worry about hurting me further.
The depth of my pain doesn’t show.
Don’t worry about making me cry.
I’m already crying inside.
Help me to heal by releasing
The tears that I try to hide.
I’m hurt when you just keep silent,
Pretending he didn’t exist.
I’d rather you mention my child,
Knowing that he has been missed.
You asked me how I am doing.
I say “pretty good” or “fine.”
But healing is something ongoing.
I feel it will take a lifetime.

By Elizabeth Dent

Well, I typed a looong post about our boooring weekend and when I went to another window to look up a link, the post disappeared! 🙁 I’m not up to retyping it – sorry – you’d just be bored anyway.

But here is the link: A new group I just joined where we knit a dishcloth a month – a great way to learn some new stitches! Join us!!

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