Tuesday, September 27, 2005


School... cleaning... parenting... new manager on board at work... did I say school? That's where I've been. Doing well with MBA class and under 4 weeks to go!!

Friday, September 16, 2005


Friday actually isn't a "Thursday" for me this week as I arranged to work a M-F shift -- first time in a long while, so I'm looking forward to a weekend. Have lots of cleaning to do to prepare for PA family visit the end of the month. Hey, good to hear from you via the blog. Lily was sick on Wednesday with a fever, but bounced back pretty quickly to her normal self yesterday.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Back to school and all it brings

Daniel started school again on Tuesday. Freshman. 9th grade. That alone is hard to believe. Since Laura starts work at 7a, this means I take Daniel to school, since LCA is now no longer right across the street but in a new building closer to the campus of Liberty University. We were on time every day, but it also meant I averaged 5, maybe 6 hours of sleep. I really felt it by the end of the week. So, with both younger children still at home, and Daniel back in school, my walking suffered as well. I did manage to get to the trail a couple times this week, pushing the double stroller, but did not do the entire 4 miles either of the times. So, lots of adjustments. I got my work for my MBA class submitted in time both weeks. Still finishing text book reading for week 2 and now need to begin research for our group paper. I have a group from Florida and one who is serving in Iraq. The great part about the week was getting Daniel's old room painted and laying a new carpet, moving in the beds. The kids love it. They play together better. They sleep in their own room through the night. As David says, "I'm not afraid." He was practically dancing and leaping for joy Tuesday night when we laid the carpet. Laura and I lead worship in the morning, so I'll close here.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

The First Week

This was the first week that I walked 4 miles every day -- went to the same trail at Peaks View Park (4 times I was able to do this with Laura). This was the first week that I paid so much for gasoline! I haven't had to pay over $3 yet, but that will probably happen later today (just managed to fill up before the price broke that mark). This was my first week of class with LU's distance learning program. Kept me pressing to get my text read and essay answer written, but I did it!! And this week, we cleaned and painted and got the corner area in the basement ready for Daniel to move in, which he pretty much did last night. We call it "Dan's Den". Now we need to finish getting his old room cleaned out and repainted so we can move David and Lily in. We travel to Winchester to meet the PA part of the family on Sunday to bring them back to VA after their 1 1/2 week stay. We really miss them - but they've had great times with aunts, uncles and grandparents making lots of special memories!