Wow, we’ve been going full steam around here. It’s not that the calendar is THAT full, it’s just things going on every day. Or maybe I feel it because Karra got a new job and now I’m running Kristen to the barn 5 days a week – could that be it? We’ve also had appointments for this and that and I’ve been seeing the chiropractor. A real whirlwind.
Kristen’s first IEA event keeps getting pushed back by circumstances, but it looks like Dec. 7 is a go! She’s excited to go with the team this Sunday to observe a show and then it’s practice, practice, practice. And we got an unexpected refund from the orthodontist yesterday that will cover the (very expensive) entrance fees for her first two shows!! God has been so faithful to her about this opportunity.
And after all of my stress and hard work to make Karra’s 18th birthday without her BFF awesome – someone blew my gift!!!! One of the guys she works with in the media department at church told her he could get her into the booth at a Blue Jackets game to observe the “real” process. And when is that game going to take place? BEFORE the game I bought tickets for!!!!!! I delayed her birthday game so that she could see the Black Hawks and someone I don’t even know trumped my 18th birthday gift – GRRRRR! It will still be spectacular because her birthday game will be against Chicago, but I wanted to take her to her first game – 😦 😦 !!!!! I’ll recover, but it really blows the steam out of my great gift.
I can’t believe it, but my baby girl with the chubby cheeks turns 18 on Sunday. All of you Mom’s can relate to this: didn’t we just drive to the hospital last week? Wasn’t it just yesterday she was carrying around George? (until Daddy let him get lost at a store somewhere). I’m pretty sure she was telling Little Baa not to get dirty just this morning. Where did it all go?? OK, enough nostalgia. It’s not like she’s trying to rip the apron strings out. The closer it gets to departure time the more she appreciates home and security. AND SHE GOT HER ACCEPTANCE TO KSU ON WEDNESDAY!!!! Yes, I’d prefer she goes there, but it’s not her number one choice. We’re still waiting to hear from them (could it be that’s why I’ve forgotten for 3 days to mail that last reference letter to them?). I think she was surprised how excited she was to get the KSU acceptance. I’ve told her and told her that she would get accepted to any college she applies to. I think now she believes me. Doesn’t Mommy know best?????
The next few weeks aren’t going to slow down by any stretch of the imagination – it is, after all, my FAVORITE time of the year! We’re going strong just about everyday next week and then it’s Thanksgiving week already. Don’t know yet if we’ll have any company for the feast day this year. It will be really sad and strange not to have Joel’s family here. But if no one can come, we’ll just start our Christmasing early! (And catch up on some school that I’ve let get behind – ooops). I have lots of crafting going on and more planned, but don’t I always have too many projects lurking in my little room? I will post a picture of the kids’ stockings after I get Kurt’s sewn together. It will be so neat to see all 3 hanging together. Next one up is mine, but only because I don’t know what to do for Scrooge, er Grinch, um, Mr. Joel!
We haven’t had snow to speak of yet, but it’s in the forecast for Sunday!
And That’s What’s Happening on the Hobby Farm