May 30, 2011

Stress, Chaos, and Finally a Break!

Woooooohoooooo!  Summer is FINALLY here!

As much as I deeply desired to blog and keep everyone updated on things around here, once the month of April arrived I was running 90-to-nothing and haven't really had a chance to stop yet!  Between Andrew playing T-ball, the state testing (CRCT) and trying to maintain control in a classroom of hormonal, sassy, spring-feverish 6th graders, I have barely had time to take a breath!

School ended last week (Thursday was Field Day and the last day of school!), and we had a teacher work day on Friday.  Today is Memorial Day, but tomorrow we have one last work day and then I'm FREE until late July. :)  I am so excited.  We have no plans to travel anywhere other than a few day trips here and there maybe.  I am hoping to get the house in some kind of order over the next couple of months.

Since Chris began his home business of selling online (Amazon and, mostly), our dining room has been completely taken over by his "stock".  I would love to eventually begin eating in the dining room, so my major goal for the summer is to get him some kind of home office set up somewhere (anywhere) other than in my dining room.  I'd like it to be upstairs, so that when I get home from school and he needs to retreat to do his thing, he can go somewhere quiet, where the kids can't get to him to drive him crazy.

Who knows if he'll even be a stay-at-home dad in the Fall...Andrew will be in kindergarten in the fall, and Hannah will be enrolled in preschool half days M-F, and we have someone who would like to take care of her in the afternoons for us. Chris is getting the itch to get back into ministry, so he might begin looking for a position soon.  Of course, with the housing market the way it is, we can't really afford to move, so it would need to be local.  Not sure how that will work out.  Anyway.

Andrew continues to fail his hearing he is now on antibiotics to clear up a little bit of fluid in his ear.  After another 10 days or so, we will take him back to the hearing specialist.  If he *still* fails the hearing test, we will get a referral to an ENT to see about tubes in his ears.  He has an eye appt on June 6, and a dental appt in later June (but we are, of course, on the list for a call if something opens up earlier).  Since he failed the eye, ear AND dental checkups required for kindergarten enrollment, all three of these things must be taken care of before he can begin school.  Its gonna be a wild summer.  Pray for us!

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