Thursday, April 19, 2012
Update: Eli had a good day for the most part. I couldn't leave him at school although he asked to "stay all day this time." But, he wouldn't eat breakfast, and it was time to begin his three-day stretch of antibiotic. He was complaining of his tummy already and I love Mrs. Sutton too much to hand him over to her with a barf bag in his hand. He did participate in chapel again today, leading the prayer, then we just came home where I could constantly lovingly berate him to eat or drink. And, he did somewhat. He is drinking a lot of juice, the V8 fusion and he will drink an new Ensure clear drink that is like juice, but he is not fond of any milkbased type drinks, and hates the powder St. Jude sent us. So, I don't know what the juice is going to do to his teeth, but it's almost all ...his body's got. I am overwhelmed at home trying to get the house in order for "the machine" to have an easy time of maintaining the running of the household. I'm not really sure who all is a member of "the machine" because I am being sheltered from such details or from any kind of frivolous decision-making, but I'm pretty sure it spans the school and four or five or six local churches. Although it has never been revealed to me, I think Melissa Green is either in charge or is the mediator between me and whoever is in charge of "the machine" b/c I can tell her to throw the switch and all of a sudden the house is being cleaned, the girls' homework is lined up, supper is served, laundry is done, and errands are run. Or I can tell her to turn it off, and it's all me all the time. It's amazing how one can feel so blessed while standing toe to toe with evil. I had a troop of friends, including Kathie Barker, Christy Leopard and Jill Duke working at the house this week helping me clean out closets, prepare storage, do laundry, and Jennifer Shah who has been working even labeled each sock with initials so that whoever does laundry can have an easier time of sorting and distributing. More are coming tomorrow to hopefully wrap up so that I can pack on Saturday. So, this is a busy, busy time, with lots of distractions but my gut knows that time is short. The picture tonight was taken at the lighthouse at Pensecola, FL.