Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Busy Summer

I have a couple of thousand picturs to edit as soon as my software gets here (my trial program ran out of time), so this is going ot be a post sans photos.

July has been a really busy month for us. Jesse and Sam came to visit, and I have a bunch of photos from that to share. I loved seeing them again, and the kids were just thrilled to see "Uncle" again... he is a demi-god to them almost.

Jessica took an ACT prep class, and last Saturday took the actual test again, so we are waiting to hear her score on that. She already has a 22, which will automatically earn her some scholarships, but by raising it to a 25 or higher she can not only increase her scholarship amounts to most likely a full tuition, but she may also be able to earn her dorm expenses in scholarship funds as well. Cross your fingers and wish her luck!

Matt and Jessica are both heading out of town this weekend.

Our washing machine died and for several weeks we have been reduced to using the laundromat. I despise going to the laundromat... I hate the laundry build-up, I hate the way the clothes feel from the machines there, I hate paying a fortune in quarters to get clean clothes. Two days ago the part finally came in and our machine was fixed, and I am gleefully washing laundry today. The house smells so good with the fabric softener and laundry soap smells whirling around us. I am sure the gleeful feeling will end soon, but for now it is fun.

This week is Vacation Bible School, and what an initiation it has been. (I have never been a part of any kind of VBS before in my whole life.) The kids are having a blast. I am exhausted. I was assigned to be in charge of the preschool room, and there are 15 kids in there.

I start a new part-time job on Monday, and I am really looking forward to it. I have to get my garden completely weeded again before it starts.

And that garden... let me tell you.... it is a good thing I can laugh at myself. The dogs have knocked all my tomatoes over, my unexpected pumpkin patch is taking over everything, I thought I planted jalapenos and it turns out they are jabaneros (need a little heat anyone?), and I have some monster huge yellow squash (literally as big as Beth) that I have never seen before. Pictures to follow soon.

Anyway... I need to go mentally prepare myself for that preschool class for tonight, finish my laundry, and make a couple of phone calls. Have a good week, and I will have my pics up when my software gets here to edit them.


Kara said...

hey girl!! sounds like you guys are having fun!!

i miss you working SO much!! i wish that we were still on the road together. i was looking through some pics the other night...remember when we met Elsie?? LOL!!

before she was too cool to talk to anyone!

chris jenkins said...

sounds like you are having a busy time of it all - but a busy life is a good one right? I love that you post pictures and things so we see all the goings on. what software did you get?

best of luck with VBS and your new job!

take care~

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