Wednesday, August 26, 2009

For Margaret

Hi. I'm DW. Remember me? I look like this. (At least at the moment.)

I would just like to state for the record that I'm still alive...although, one would think otherwise if one had been waiting for a new blog post in the last month and a half or so. (Margaret, I got your message, Sister. This one is for you. Thanks for missing me!)

There are many reasons for my absence, but mainly, I've just had things on my mind that I frankly felt as though I shouldn't put out on the internet for the whole world to read... but don't fear. I am now on vacation with my wonderful Doc and I have a little bit of time and a clear enough head to blog again. What a pleasant thing...

A little update...Doc starts his new job on Monday. His last day at the clinic was last Thursday. We stayed up multiple nights last week moving his office and clearing out 7 years worth of clutter and stuff. We moved his office furniture into our home office and it looks MUCH better than the ragtag bunch of of furniture that was there before. It was a lot of work.

We invited a young woman to live with us and to get a fresh start in life. We are trying to help her walk through all the red tape and paperwork associated with getting her affairs in order...getting copies of her kids Social Security Cards and stuff like that. I have to say, it has not given me much hope for others out there who are down on their luck. Getting stuff done when the government is involved is hard. Stupid hard. I am happy to report that she has gotten a job and should start working soon! She is thrilled and I am SO PROUD OF HER!!! She's really pulling herself up by her bootstraps.

We also began homeschooling for the year. We began at the beginning of August which is very early in the summer but let me tell you...MY KIDS NEED STRUCTURE. Seriously. Also, I have hopes that we will need to take a couple weeks off of school to get moved to the big city where Doc's job is. First things first, though, we must sell our house. The economy in our little town is so depressed that there just aren't jobs that pay well enough to buy and maintain a house like ours. I think we may be stuck waiting until next summer when the clinic has better hopes of filling his empty position with doctor who is fresh out of residency. It is a lesson in trusting the Lord. This verse has been on my heart lately...For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version)

Bub learned to ride his big boy bike (and thinks he should be able to ride when and where ever he wants). Lou turned 8 and made a big change which I will post about later. Ladybug is now walking. Southern Gentleman has developed a love for whining and throwing him self on the floor while screaming like someone is cutting his leg off. You goes on. Sometimes it is a season where you hold on tight and pray that it all levels out soon. I think it will. I hope it will.

That pretty much brings you up to date... this week I am getting to indulge in a little one on one time with my husband. I am sitting in a cabin on Lake Beaver in Arkansas enjoying the views out the windows, the sounds filtering in through the screen door and the big smile in Doc's eyes and on his face because going fishing in his boat is available to him at his whim for 3 days.

Ahhh, freedom. (Thank you Grammy!) Now if you don't mind...I'll have to post more later. I have some enjoying of life to do!!!!


Sondre Lyn said...

Sounds like you have had a very eventful summer. Enjoy your vaca!

Farm Chick (at Heart) said...

I love it! We are all glad to have you back in bloggy land.

I hope your vacation has been fun and restful! We have had a blast with the kiddos.

Unknown said...

Ahhhh, sweet serenity, i hope you know.... :)

Kim said...

You guys DESERVE the break! Hope you had a great time! I chatted with your mom last nite...I thought it was you over there under the porch. She is sweet...reminds me of you. And, be ageless like that!...she looks like one of the girls! CJs mom is like that, too.

Christina Zimmerman said...

Hey!! Glad to hear you FINALLY made your vacation!! lol..Miss ya guys..and super glad you are getting some alone time!! Woohoo..can't get enough of that!