I haven't been feeling inspired or creative enough to write anything lately. So- in honor of my friends and relatives who I know stop by regularly to catch up on our lives- here's the rundown on what's up with us:
Rats- We've got em. But I am daily thanking heaven that they are located under my house and not in it. CJ has been on rat patrol, a duty he does not enjoy, and is in charge of putting out the poison and picking up the victims.
JJ- We are dealing with some inadequate situations at school, hoping to encourage some changes, and trying specifically to remain calm when we feel so desperate for something to get better. We are also trying to stay on top of all the media about autism that has been out there lately. While I am glad that the "autism epidemic" is getting so much attention, it is hard to have a child who is making so little progress when the media seems to mostly portray kids who do. Not all kids have such sucessful turnarounds. I'd like for them to show the world what life is like for families with kids who have more severe issues like JJ.
Taxes- Never a fun project, especially when you owe. Enough said.
Books- My part time job has now had me count and destroy 412 perfectly good, never opened, brand spakin' new bestsellers. These book retail for between $6.99-$9.99 so that averages about $3,500 that I've tossed in the dumpsters. There has got to be a better solution.
TTC- March is the two year anniversary of when we started trying for another baby. It's a hard, painful thing to be unable to get pregnant. I really had no idea before this experience. As hard as it has been, it has also helped me to grow in understanding and patience. And reminded me to rely on Heavenly Father. But when March 18th rolls around you can bet I'll be in hiding.
And in conclusion here are a few pics of the kiddos this past month. You know I can't resist showing off my children!
(I'll have to add these later- Blogger isn't being cooperative.)
Catch me if you can-