I feel like I've left.
And you've forgotten.
Which is not the case, because if you look at my Instagram feed, we've both been there.
Things have just not stopped.
With my Mum-in-law, well, things have not gotten better.
She keeps yo-yoing between possibly having good moments, to not eating, not cooperating, not looking at us, forgetting who we are...it just breaks. my. heart.
This is not who she is, nor what she wanted to become.
It's devastating to me, but I know she's still in there.
I just wish she'd take the medicine so that she could start really working with all the therapists to help get her body strong.
But, that's part of it...dementia...strokes...heart attacks.
So, that's been all consuming.
Roxy started Gymnastics.
I think I'm gonna take the girls back to Roxy's first pediatrician.
I loved her but she was a bit of a drive, now I have someone close, but she's so...bland, and I'm sure she cares but, and this may be dumb or horrible, but I would totally go for coffee with Dr. J, not so much with our current Dr. G
It would be awkward.
And well.....that's it.
Then on top of that Dave's new job is turning out to be not so different from the one he left. No training, but the expectations of taking on all of the tough clients that no one else wants...
Then our church did something pretty freakin' awesome in that we've merged churches.
Yes, you heard me right.
Our Pastor was asked to consider becoming the Pastor at Family Church because they had been pastorless for several months.
There was prayer and fasting and Q and A meetings with people from both churches, then on the same Sunday we voted. 91% of their people and I think it was 95-97% of ours said yes.
So we had meetings for volunteers and workers to meet and discuss where we are going with certain things. So I had two meetings in one week for helping out with the youth. This last Sunday was the first Sunday and Haven was under the weather so we didn't get to go, but Queenie (you absolutely need to read her latest post if you have children, she's amazing) said 505 people were there.
Which is just awesome and exciting.
Dave needs glasses.
His eye sight is going.
I have pen pal letters to get in the mail.
Roxy's been slightly bucking when it comes to homeschooling, so, because she's only 4 and a bit, I haven't been pushing it.
She'll get there when she gets there.
Now that the weather has cooled we'll do a lot more walks and play outside. I'll look into more kits, like this and this, (just read about them through a homeschooling email from Pioneer Woman) and a curriculum or bits of this curriculum and bits of that...I've been exploring Ambleside online.
I also want to start reading to them more. I have that huge Winnie the Pooh book and Beatrix Potter, I'd like to start there.
I know routine is good for her with day to day life, rhythm, but I'm bad at that myself.
It's taking some work, on my part.
Also, my new, amazing friend Dera has shared some recipes on her blog.
You MUST go there and drool.
And enjoy her poignant stories.
Well, some are poignant and some are just funny.
Her daughters are...the bees knees. They keep me laughing, and I would be completely fine with my girls turning out like hers.
Then I met up with Nikki from Gleeful Peacock to discuss putting some of my product in her shop by the Grand Opening on Oct. 6th!
A first for me.
Needless to say I've been crocheting every free moment.
Except now, obviously because I'm here....typing.
Nikki is overwhelmingly generous with her time and knowledge and her desire to help my business. Plus, she genuinely loves my product, which makes me very happy as well.
So, if you haven't liked the Gleeful Peacock Merchantile page on FB, would you please go do that? Heck, if you haven't liked Peanut and Pistachio on FB, go do that too.
And if you happen to live in the Tulsa area, stop by the shop. It's on Peoria, round abouts 42nd street.
We had another make:Tulsa meeting.
Indie Emporium is coming up soon and I'm helping out for an afternoon.
Then Alliday is coming in December and I'll probably help out with that too.
It's just full.
I'm okay with that.
It just...keeps me from here most nights.
Oh, and a friend offered us her swing set. It's huge, and her daughter never plays with it. So...huzzah for generous friends!!
What's been going on with you? Anything amazing or exciting? I'm trying to keep up with everyone...