Today is Pinewood Derby Day!

Today is the Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby Day for our Pack. It is a bittersweet one for us, because it is the last one for the family. Patrick will moving on up to Boy Scouts in May and on to bigger things.

I am not sure how he is doing, but however he “places in the races” I know he will be having fun and that is all that matters. Richard took Mandy and the middle four with him, so it is just Liz and I for the morning. It is quite quiet around here.

I hope you all have a blessed Saturday.

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

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A New Year and Back to Blogging

I am SOOOO glad to see 2010 leave the building!

Thanksgiving was quiet. We stayed home because of illness in the house. Christmas was even more interesting. Richard was in the hospital. He had come down with the cold that everyone else had been getting. He drove into work on December 23rd and promptly decided that was the wrong thing to have done. (Never mind I told him to stay home!)

He felt miserable that afternoon, so I took him to the local Urgent Care Center, where he told the doctor that at one point he didn’t know how he drove from one short area to another on the drive home. The doctor pushed the panic button and told him to get to the ER. So across the street we headed. What an adventure! A CT scan, an echo-cardiogram, a carotid artery sonogram, a cardiology and a neurology consult later he was discharged home and told not to drive until he had an EEG. All the tests were ok to that point.

The EEG showed no seizure activity, but did point to possible sleep apnea. So he had to schedule an appointment with the Sleep Center. He was still not allowed to drive until our primary doctor received the results of the sleep study. Talk about a nightmare!

And yes, the sleep study showed he did have sleep apnea. He has just received the CPAP machine so we will see how it goes in the next couple of weeks.

On January 18th, we had dad’s funeral and burial at Arlington National Cemetery. It was a very beautiful and touching service and definitely the right send off for my father. Once the pictures are in, I will post some here. We were so lucky. There had been an ice/snow storm the night before. Dad’s was the first funeral to have the full honors that day. I am thanking God for that.

The other big news in the family is that I am now homechooling everyone but my high schooler. The girls were being bullied, there were attitudes developing that I didn’t like and Emma was begging to come home. It turned out to be a blessing with all the turmoil this month to have them home and still have them learning.



A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome