If you do not have For The Love by Jen Hatmaker, then you should get it. Seriously. It’s humor and real life and seriousness all rolled into one book.
And it is worth every single dime for this chapter right here. Go get it.
There is also a book study that is available for free that I’m going to do. It’s only 4 weeks long. I printed out all the questions – that are built for a group study – so I can do them on my own. It’s a great way for me to read the book twice. I’m going to end up marking it all up with a highlighter and pen, it’s that good.
Well, it just sprinkled, actually, but it was water! From the sky! And 9yo was very excited about it.
…win stupid prizes.
So Bro2 has an RC car. And he and 12yo thought it would be great if 12yo raced it in the parking lot at my Mom’s house on Saturday (9/12). So they started, and the RC car won, of course, so 12yo turned around and figured he now had a head start on the race. The RC car came up behind him and clipped his heel, and 12yo crashed to the asphalt.
Bro2 said he jumped in front of the RC car. Guess who I believe? lol
He earned a decent shiner for his efforts. And road rash in various places down his right side.
After about an hour, he still couldn’t weight bare on his right leg, so I decided to call the advice nurse. And they had me speak to a doctor. Who said that since his big toe looked a little wonky, then I should bring him to the ER.
We were checked in and back for an xray within 10mins. Thank you very much.
And it’s broken. The ER doc said it was broken in two places, but the podiatrist we saw a couple of days later said that it was one break. Anyway, it’s along the growth plate (where the arrow is) and up to the top of that bone (there’s a dark line at the top middle). Good times.
Eye, day two.
He gets to wear the shoe for 6 weeks. He gets to use the crutches for two to three weeks. And we have another xray in four weeks to check on healing. We marked his calendar so it wouldn’t seem like he was doing this forever. lol
While the boys were in art class at co-op, this guy and I (and the other moms) went to Cold Stone (the other moms went to Starbucks).
And we did not share with anyone.
I got new succulents. Yes, they are probably painted. I don’t care. I think they look cool.
And I planted this one, too. This pot used to be at my GrandmaC’s home. I hope it grows big and strong in this pot full of love.
The boys are in youth group at church on Wednesday evenings. 9yo’s class had a family movie in the park, which is inside the church. I know, my church is awesome.
They sold water, popcorn, and candy for a dollar each. And they showed Monsters University.
I’m so thankful to be a part of a church that puts a high priority on making sure the kids are getting connected.
And then we took six kids and two dogs to the beach. Because we thrive on crazy.
When loading and unloading the truck, and you need the dogs to stay put.
When I was here in July, I asked if I could take a cutting of this plant. I was told no, but I could take a picture and show it to my local florist. Umm, ok. So this time, I broke the rules, and my partner in crime provided a vase for my new succulent to travel to its new home!
After 20-some years, Stone Kold is closing down. They are a local band. The lead guitarist is someone who used to attend the same church I grew up in, so I’ve known him for a long time. I started attending his gigs after I got home from the Army, and have watched him off and on over the years, as time and life has allowed me to.
It was awesome to go to their last local show. A couple of the original band members showed up, which made it so much fun.
My ex-husband showed up, too! We are friends again. This is what happens when we grow up. It was fun to see the expressions from the band members who remember us from way back when.
And I drug Puff with me, because a night out to live music and dancing seemed like just the thing.
I took a bunch of video, too, and maybe it will get here. Eventually.
We’ve been doing school since the first of the month, but today is the official first day!
It looks like everyone is present. Excellent. It would have been awful to lose someone on the first day.
12yo is in 7th grade.
9yo is in 4th grade.
Puff is at kickboxing, the boys are doing karate, so this girl and I are walking the parking lot. Because we have to do something other than just sit and look cute.