It’s the last week of October, which means there are just over 2 months left until the New Year. How is it that time can seem to both drag on and fly by at the same time?
Tyson and Jori are in their last term of school. They will be starting exams in a few weeks. Yes, exams, in primary school. I still have a hard time with this as 4th grade seems just a bit early to be starting exams, but as with most school related stuff here, we just go with the flow. I don’t mind the first couple days of exams as we manage to get the kids to study beforehand for the first 2 or 3 exams. It’s the last 4 that are the killers as it is hard to get kids who have just taken two exams that day to come home and study for two more, and then you know there are still two more to go. It will be nice to have the long holiday break in December and January!
We still do not have any news on a house. So far, I am doing a pretty good job of not freaking out. First, it wouldn’t serve any purpose and second, all that stress would just cause my body to heat up and I am already hot enough with the weather we are having. Thankfully there has been some glorious rain recently, which does cool down the nights and early mornings. It also makes the air a bit heavy, but you can’t win them all!
Last week was pretty slow, which was nice as this week is going to be a bit more hectic. Tyson has two appointments during school hours this week, Darin has two meetings about the pallet wood project, we have a Take Action team meeting on Wednesday, I am going to a women’s Bible study on Thursday and I am visiting two centres on two separate afternoons as well. Those are just the items that we have scheduled now. It seems like other things pop up and we will just fit them in somewhere.
I should have used my time at home today to clean the house, but seeing as I just cleaned on Friday, I just couldn’t find enough desire to pick up the broom. If I just keep my eyes above counter top level, the house looks just fine, so I will let it ride for a few more days. My dear Darin did get us some ground beef today, so we will be having tacos tonight. Yum!
And that, my friends, is our life, or as much of our life as I can put into words today. We are hurting this week, for Darin’s sister, LaShawn and her husband Kyle Van De berg as they are suffering through the loss of their 4 year old niece, Ava. This is one of those times we wish we were close enough to physically offer ourselves to our loved ones, to hold tight, to help out, to sit together with, but we are oceans apart. Please pray for the Van De Berg and Dieleman families as they walk through this time of incomprehensible grief together.