Hi everyone 🙂
Been following posts and even commenting once in a while. We have been busy getting into the school routine which is crazy with each kid having tons of homework every night so far. Makes for a fun few hours when they get home we have decided to do like last year and limit the time they get to spend on it to an hour to an hour in a half and what they don’t get done get tacked onto the next days in hopes that they will use their time at school wisely and get it done there. Brian has had to settle into a new routine with his bus route with added stops and new procedures and some online training courses for safety and emergency situations plus both inspections upon starting nd ending his route.
We have had some bad news the past few weeks Brian’s Dad in California was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer about a week and a half ago the crazy thing is he’s been sick for almost a year now and the Doctors kept telling him he had allergies and lung infections and definitely not cancer like he was worried about and after so many visits to the doctor they finally gor them to run further tests around the end of July and the tests came back cancer with one lung full and the other part way and its in his lymph nodes too. He had a stint put in last week to get the chemo started they give him 2 to 6 months without chemo and up to a year with it so brian hs been doing a lot of research and there is a Doctor there in Sacramento at UC Davis who is pioneering some new ways to treat cancer more effectively so wer will just have to wait and see. I am sure Brian will be making a trip there in the near future. To top it off His mom is in the hospital this weekend with some heart issues he is up there now seeing her to find out more about whats going on. If I have it straight her heart is misfiring they call it and beating too fast so they are trying meds first and if that doesnt work they will go in through a vein and shock her heart ?? Will have t do some research on this too. I know this summer has been very stressful on her with the stuff that’s been going on. Like I said before I could write a soap opera on the craziness around here 🙂 All this being said Brian has been pretty calm about it all and has had to take his meds a few times and I’m glad we have them here for him. Leslie I have been getting tons of information from your blog and was happy to hear that Joe was able to at least supervise the repairs on the truck topper window what a great set of friends you have there. Also I would never have thought about the peanut butter for the tape stickiness I will tuck that away in my head for future reference. Lynn how are you doing? I think we have been getting all the rain from the whole summer the past few weeks the storm front that moved up from hurricane Issac has given us lots of rain this weekend some steady showers and others torrential even with a tornado watch Saturday night !! Our grass is lush and green again after the dry summer and the farmers fields around here are sad some of the corn only a few feet high without any corn on the underdeveloped cobs with some fields already harvested. I did get my kitchen curtains made this weekend and have my sewing machine out so maybe I will try some stitching on some card fronts I have the day off from babysitting tomorrow and the kids will be back in school so I will have a bit of free time . I guess I’ll stop my novel here and get this posted and the kids to bed before Brian gets back. Hope this finds you all in your craft areas knee-deep in crafty fun.
Love and Hugs,