I apologize for the lack of posts for the last week.  I’m sorry.

The truth is, I’ve been a little wrapped up.  Wrapped up in surviving the last few weeks of a really, really tough school year for Zippy and Chloe.  It has been painful and brutal in many ways.  And we only have to do it for nine. more. days.

I am praying about and considering our options for next year for both kids.  I know some of you have been praying with us as we make our decisions.  Thanks so much for that and please keep it up for a couple of more weeks.  We have some decisions to make and some hoops to jump through and some balls to juggle in the next 2 weeks.  It makes me want to just fold myself in half and lie on the floor til it all passes.  But, of course, that’s not a viable option.

Zach and Chloe both have strep right now.  That’s a pain, but it explains why Chloe had a rough week at school, I guess.  It just adds more medicine to the daily routine for 10 days. . . .  And it’s a good excuse to keep her home from school — I love having her home today, actually.

We camped this past weekend with a big group of friends from church.  It was a nice time of escape.  Camping is always a lot of work for the grown-ups and a lot of fun for the kids.  We all come back exhausted and needing a few days to recover!  I took zero photos.  My apologies — but, as I’ve already said, I am in survival mode right now so if it doesn’t involve a major need like caloric intake, breathing, or the beating of our tickers, then chances are it will not get done right now.  😉  When I asked Chloe what her favorite thing about camping was, she said it was the doors of the shelters.  She loves to open and close and open and close and open and close doors.  It is not a healthy pastime — it is called perseveration, and we usually don’t allow her to do it  — but we let her do it all weekend long.  And it was her absolute favorite thing about the weekend.  Funny girl.

Zippy had a birthday over the weekend.  He’s 10.  Unbelievable.  The clock just won’t stop ticking, and the calendar pages just won’t stop flipping . . . .  We painted his room and purchased some new art for his room for his birthday.  He’s pleased as punch with it.  I will try to eventually take some photos to share with you — in fact, I should do it quickly while his room is in decent shape before he destroys it in a fit of rage again . . . .

I’m working on setting up summer tutoring and therapies for Chloe and Zachary.  It needs to get nailed down here pretty quickly.

And there you have it, folks.  An update of sorts.  And a formal apology for my absence lately.  Thanks for your patience and for your prayers.

Let’s talk again soon.  🙂


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by papa on May 16, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    His room looks great!! The art is wonderful.You should win MOTHER OF THE YEAR this year ..where do I vote? LOVE YOU,DAD


  2. There’s a word for that?! Ha! Joseph does the exact. Same. Thing. I’ve always just called it OCD. Does it with light switches too. Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZIPPY! Praying for you, friend.

    PS – If you’re having trouble finding a tutor for math or science, call me. One lives with me. 🙂


  3. LOL! yes, Maranda — Perseveration! Chloe also perseverates with light switches but nothing like she does with doors! Oh, me! And I’ll keep your hubby in mind if my current tutors don’t work out. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂


  4. Posted by Fran on May 17, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    I have a few pics of your kids from the weekend. I posted a few on FB and will send the others to you later.

    Can’t wait to see Zippy’s room. I loved hearing him shout, “I’m 10, I’m 10!” Even if it was early Saturday morning… 🙂


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