Rebecca's first day of Junior High--and public school!!!! And guess what? She had a GOOD DAY!!! However, she just informed me that going to school, and having to wake up early every single day kind of stinks. (said the homeschool kid. Amen, sister, amen.)
Sara Beth, on her first day of 2nd grade, homeschool edition. She is very excited to be staying home with her mama this year...and also that we're heading to the big city library after dropping off her sister.
*In my very best announcer-man voice*
AND NOW, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE MOMENT WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR...I PRESENT TO YOU: MARYTHEKAY'S WORLD STATE CITY IN HER OWN MIND FAMOUS--LINKYYY DINKSSS...
My dad, in his recent retirement, has started writing his memoirs. I couldn't be MORE EXCITED!!! He is an amazing storyteller. Our family heritage is rich with people I've never met--but feel like I once knew--all because of my dad's stories. He has started a blog to begin recording some of these stories, as well as chronicling how faith and medicine merged in 3 generations of medical doctors.
Here are a few of my favorites he's written so far:
I've always loved this story about how my grandfather made a house call on Al Capone.
And this one, it made me tear up thinking about how sweet Miss Lillian loved my daddy.
Lastly, I love this one because it's about my mom and dad. Our family has lots of stories about some pretty interesting people--mostly because of my mom's big heart for the unwanted, the unloved, and the forgotten.
Even a more perfect nail polish trick? Count me IN!
When you feel like your work doesn't matter, or that no one recognizes what you do...read this, and be encouraged.
If you don't read anything else, please read this: 10 Ways to be a Happier Mom. Most, if not all, of these apply to ALL people, not just moms. I need to print them out, and tape it to my bathroom mirror...
Well, that's all I've got, good people. Ya'll can go on home now. Go on, skeedattle!
Shoo, now! I've got things to do, and I don't have time to be sitting around entertaining ya.
Oh, all right. Be that way, if you want to. I might as well get you a cold Coke. Come on--let's see what's on the tee vee. Ya want some of these bon bons?
Well, good gravy dee, the tee vee won't work...
What you people wanna talk about?