We had a much needed week away last week in honor of Ruby's 11th birthday. A kind friend let us stay in his beach condo since it's the off season, and the weather was absolutely beautiful. The water was too cool for me, but the other two spent some good time in the ocean. I spent my time on the beach where it wasn't swelteringly hot like in summer. We came home on Thursday night and Friday we turned around and went north for the Moundville Native American Festival. A good addition to our Early American studies this year. A little too much time on the road for my taste, but a good week nonetheless. We also got to have dinner with both of Keith's siblings and at least part of their families--one in Panama City and the other in Tuscaloosa near Moundville.
We've gotten off to a good, though rocky at times, school year. Parenting/teaching a pre-teen is decidedly different. Each year requires new adjustments, and this year is no different. You know how, as a parent, you must continually change approaches with your child/children? It's the same with homeschool, only a bit magnified. Plus, I'm having to re-learn trigonometry, which has been... interesting.
I've had relatively few full blown migraines for the last couple of months. A lot of "threats," so to speak, but they have been backing down without too much prodding. This morning, though, I was awakened by the migraine I thought was just a "threat" last night. It could be worse, but this is our first normal Friday in weeks, and I was really looking forward to a good day and quiet evening. It could still happen.
My mom will be having a stent in her leg re-opened next Tuesday. I'd appreciate your prayers for her. She hasn't been especially well for months, and she still has much pain from the shoulder she broke last December.
We're still adjusting to the new pastor who came to our church in June. It's been a big adjustment. I think it's fair to speak for Keith, too, in saying we are wearying of this process. Three pastors in six years.
I planted a small fall garden consisting of broccoli and turnips. I also intended cabbage and lettuce, but apparently we had too many 100 degree days after planting time for those to come through. So far so good on the broccoli and turnips. We've harvested several batches of turnip greens already.
I'll go now. Just thought it was about time for an update.