Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What's Going On With Us

In a way it feels like summer just started, but in a way it seems to be winding down. Mike will have to report back to school in about two weeks...although we aren't sure yet to which school he will be reporting back. JPS held a budget review meeting tonight (Tuesday) and the plan was to finalize their budget for the coming year. One way they were thinking of lowering the budget was to close the school where Mike had been assigned for the coming school year. We didn't hear anything on the local news tonight about a decision, so we are still waiting to find out.

BK will be starting Pre-K3 at our church in about five weeks. She will be going three days a week. Whenever we mention it, she jumps up and down laughing...and then launches into her rendition of the happy dance. I hope this excitement lasts through the first week. We are still contemplating homeschooling her when she is old enough for "real" school...but we decided to give her the opportunity to meet some new friends and be exposed to some new a Christian atmosphere.

As of last week, I've been given more contract work to do by computer at home. That promises to keep me busy...along with volunteering for CPC one morning a week and helping with the First Place program at my church. I also have a new honest-to-goodness snail-mail pen pal who lives in Michigan and I'm enjoying getting to know her. I am trying to blog more...and that has been fun. I've set a goal for myself to post something new every day. Last weekend, I dusted off my library card and went to the local library to request some books on scrapbooking ideas. I'm still hosting a monthly scrapping group at the library...and next week I will be starting a scrapbook class two mornings a month for the girls at CPC.

I have met some very interesting and inspiring women this summer. I feel like God is broadening my horizons. For some time, I've kind of felt "stuck"...wanting to get out of my rut, but not seeming to be able to...until now. This will be a summer to remember...for a lot of different reasons...and it's not over yet. I can't wait to see what God has up His sleeve for us all!


danielle polk said...

Great blog Deidra... every time I stop by I find something interesting, inspiring, or useful.
Glad your summer has gone so well, I am thankful for the chance to stay at home to be a mama and NOT have to go back to school (I can relate to Mike), although I did love it when I taught. But now, it's just like one big extended summer vacation.
Keep up the good work!

Deanna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have so enjoyed reading your posts. And you live so close which has made it so fun to read. I'll be praying for you and your husband as you wait for the JPS decision.

~Deidra~ said...

Thanks for your comments Danielle and Deanna (and the prayers!) I enjoy both of your blogs too...I just forget to leave comments...but I'm trying to do better because I know how encouraging they are. : )