The catching up part…
It started with Rob’s computer dying.
The following week it was the refrigerator.
The next it was his car going into the shop.
Not to be left alive and well and missing all the fun, my computer committed suicide.
We’ve had allergies, head colds, and mono.
We’ve also been preparing for a class trip to New York. And let me tell you, you haven’t lived until you have searched for a pair of modest appropriate jeans for a five foot nine inch one hundred thirteen pound teenage girl.
Oh, and did I mention that we are homeschooling Sam again? We were kind of sure this would be his last year at Trinitas but we didn’t expect that having a few months of preparing and planning would suddenly be reduced to four days.
It’s been a real tilt-a-whirl life lately.
Buuut, and I hope I am not speaking too soon, I think this is where the slowing down part begins.
Rob is all settled in with his new computer.
A brand spanking new fridge is in my kitchen.
His car, and all other Hadding vehicles, are running just fine. (May it continue to be thus.)
And I am adjusting to a new keyboard and the maternity session, retirement party, and 50th birthday party have all been reloaded and editing has begun again from scratch. Double the work but grateful everything was backed up onto my external hard drive.
The mono patient is on her way to a full recovery and the assorted other ailments and afflictions are all being tended.
Emily’s jeans are packed and she is on her way to the Big Apple as we
Sam’s transition to homeschooling is going well. Trinitas is still wonderful and the girls still attend but it became clear to all of us that as great as the education is and as loving a community as it is, that Sam needed something else. We’re incredibly grateful for his time there and the rich blessing that his classmates were to him. We’re looking forward to a wonderful journey with him.
Which brings us to the Samtoon part…
Sam has always had a bit of an eclectic taste in music. The last season of America’s Got Talent broadened his taste to include an affection for opera. It was just a matter of time before it bled over into his cartooning. Those silly ol’ Vikings!