Family Fun

Family Fun

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pip's leg is in a boot, as she has a sore from the temp cast that is likely abscessing. If it looks any worse tomorrow I am taking her back in, as it is starting to look streaky red to me, and is hard and spreading. She hates the boot and tries to push it off constantly, and screams and cries that her foot hurts all the time. It is pretty heartbreaking. :(
Tonight was our last ladies meeting for at least a month and a half. We finished the study of James. It was really great and I will miss these Tuesday night meetings for sure. Small groups are starting in Sept and I will be leading one, so hopefully I won't miss the gals too much as I prepare.
My back is pretty sore from holding the baby so much, I will update soon!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pippi broke her leg. She was playing in Trinity's room and jumped off the bed, landing only on one foot. I heard the snap, so we headed to the ER. Because this was her second break in 10 months we had to make another trip to the DR today so they could look her over. :( Obviously they said she is fine and not abused, but how terrible for her. We will be going to the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow morning to get her permanent cast.
I have not heard any feedback from our showing on Sat, would really like to know if they had anything to say. I got some paint to redo the front of the house a bit.
Tonight I am going to watch Harry Potter 7.2 with my ladies Bible Study group. This is amusing to me because there are definitely those in our church who think anything HP is bad , but my ladies group are far more relaxed.
One of the pastors approached me and asked if I would lead a small group this fall! I am very excited about this, as it will be more like a small home church than a Bible study, and will be comfy and intimate. I will start leadership training on that next month, then the group begins the last week of Aug.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I have been longing for something simpler for some time now. This has led Brian and I to seek out a Realtor and we will see if we can sell the house. If we can we will be moving back to Michigan. We would be leaving the country behind to become suburban or urban growers. I have made a list of homes from what I can see on line. Our new basement would be where we grow year round, the majority of our backyard would be gardened, with a few hens. I don't think we would bring our bees with us, but we would start a new hive up there. The homes I have looked at have a much more Waldorfy feel...lots of original woodwork and coziness.
The Realtor will be coming by on Monday. On the phone she seemed confident that we can do this. I feel my heart flutter with hope that we can. There is also fear, as there are some legal issues Brian will have to resolve. Issues that will take a lawyer and money. Issues that are 16 years old, that we thought were dealt with, that have potential jail time involved. Ugh...I do not want to be afraid, but I also am trying to see this all the way through.
So lots of planning, for a maybe future. If that doesn't happen we are still plowing ahead here. Tuesday we will be butchering 15 roosters. My hens will be forever grateful! We had to pull our squash and cucumber plants because of squash bugs laying their eggs. We burned them, and hope that that is the end of that. The tomatoes are doing great, as is the asparagus. It is so hot that we water twice a day and still worry about how scorched the plants are. Record breaking temps here, and a record month of over 100 degree days. I looked up MI and it is 20 degrees cooler. I should not tease myself like that, but the heat makes me crazy lol!
I need to get ready for church. Tomorrow will be telling.