I can't believe it has been almost three weeks since I have posted. There is much to post to catch up on the happenings here.
First of all, a couple of weeks ago, we were all sick with sinus junk. Poor hubby was stuck with it the longest. We finally all recovered...and now BK woke up with a runny nose this morning. *big sigh* I'm just ready for us all to be well for a while.
I forgot to post some news about Mike. Last year, he was asked by someone at the school where he teaches, about writing the curriculum for a Biblical History class that they were considering offering this year as an elective. It would be the first time such a class has been offered. Mike gladly wrote the curriculum and submitted it. When he left for summer break, he had no idea if they would be offering the course, or who would be teaching it if they did. He was so happy to find out when he returned that they were offering it and had enough sign up for the class...and that he would be teaching it! There is no textbook...he is using the Bible...which is the best textbook of all. : )
I am taking an online class this semester...Intro to Sociology. I'm working on my first essay now...the topic is the childhood obesity epedemic in the US. For all of you who know me, you know that I have personal experience in this subject, although I'm trying to keep it objective. It is hard to write truely objectively though because we see the world through our experiences and beliefs.
My nephew Josh has a blog and he has posted several times since arriving in India. He is such a special guy. He is overwhelmed at times by all that he is experiencing, but he's learning more about love in the short time he will be there than some of us will ever know.
I have a new hobby. About a month ago, I started scrapbooking. Since then, I have spent many happy and relaxing hours scrapping. I have a mountain of photos...both of BK and the grandkids...so I have my work cut out for me.
Last weekend I attended a women's retreat with a group of ladies from where I used to attend church. It was a wonderfully relaxing and encouraging time. It was so good seeing ladies that I haven't seen in many years.
We had a great Labor Day weekend. The three oldest grandkids stayed with us Saturday night. We took them to the Natural Science Museum Saturday afternoon. The Hunters of Prey exibit is cool...if a little gruesome. Their goal was to show the different varieties of food that these birds eat...and they suceeded...dead mice, fish, possum, etc.
On Sunday, we all went to visit a church that we used to attend several years ago. They have a great Children's Church and the boys enjoyed it. BK is getting more and more used to staying in the preschool...what a relief! When I started to leave, she ran to me, hugged me around my knees and twirled around to go play. I found out when I picked her up that she was bitten by another child. I want to teach her to punch out kids that try to be mean to her. What I really want to do is find the brat that bit her and spank him. I don't want her to learn biting from these kids...and I don't want to have to worry about her being hurt when I leave her. It's never easy being a parent, is it?
Yesterday, we went to one of my sister's to swim in her pool. My son and his family came too, so it was wild with five munchkins running around...but lots of fun.
I think that catches up with what has been going on here the last month. I'll try not to wait so long to post next time.