|Caleb checking out the new carpet going in on Thursday.|
|My kids love storms, especially Hg and Caleb. We've had|
another crop of strong ones pushing through.
“Prudent” is my new favorite word. It’s a way to sound smart about not doing something dumb. Prudence has never been something I regularly exercise, but I do find myself pulling back on the reins more and more. Today, I met with the high school counselor at what we hope will be our cover school for homeschooling Hg and Eli (we still have to be interviewed as a family, so cross your fingers. Us on paper is different than us in person.), and I have talked with another on the phone as I try to lay out Hg’s eighth-grade year which has implications for high school. I had to be prudent about our choices and resist just piling it on, as my personality dictates. Thankfully, the counselor kept me in check and I think we have a yummy recipe for Hg’s 8th grade education. Me homeschooling is going to be …. I guess, I will say interesting, but one could also say disastrous, hilarious, embarrassing, bumbling, clueless, comical. Many words come to mind, but “interesting” sums it up. If you put me and 99 people that I know in a group and told me to line us up according to who is the most likely to
homeschool and ending with the least likely to homeschool, I would be number 96 (it doesn’t matter who the four are). I even thought about creating a separate section on the blog for my experience, but I’m afraid I have lost some of my satirical spice and, it would be boring despite the potential of the material.
Maybe Vic and I should bring back HGTV. I mentioned this on FB a while back: When Hg was born, Vic set up a webcam using our mammoth VHS recorder on a tripod somehow and I would just move it from room to room all day with it pointing at her and it streamed the video on our webpage, which was vicandkristie.com. (I was blogging before it was called blogging.) When she was an onscreen newbie, she did entertaining things like cry or sleep. As she became more veteran in front of the camera, she would watch a hanging toy and kick her legs, or later, jump up and down in the doorway jumper, and she even did a few episodes where she would spit out baby food at lunch time. You caught a jewel if you were tuned in then. When she became mobile, I couldn’t keep the camera on her, so we shut down filming. But, it was fun because Vic could pull it up at work, and watch her. Anybody (with a password) could tune in to HGTV any time through the day to see what was on. We did this off and on for many months. We tried to pick it back up for a short time when Abigail Elizabeth came along. We added the A&E channel, but by two kids I was tired of putting on my bra all the time just in case I was in the shot. So, knowing me now, I just wouldn’t care, so the FCC might have to give us a rating. Sounds like paperwork, and money, so I guess we’ll keep with the still pictures on my blog unless I hear from TLC or Harpo about paying me to wear a headcam all day.
Eli had chemo yesterday and had a reduced dose again. His ANC is pretty consistent just above 1000, so that just may be the appropriate dose for him. That’s what they said, so I’m going with it. He
Eli has been enjoying some packages and gifts from Mustang peeps. One is an all-in-one track that closes up in to a huge Mustang car. How cool is that for all of us because it all stays together, and it is a cool car when it is packed up. He gets so many thoughtful gifts, too, and not all of them are expensive or anything, but the thought and effort just make them so precious. He has been ear to ear smiling about a model he got that is the exact replica of the car that he picked for the top award at his car show. For the “Eli’s Choice Award” at his “Block Party” car show, he chose a 2013 grabber blue
with black stripes Boss 302. A sweet man from the Shoals Mustang Club ordered that car for him and
If I’m following correctly, I’ve seen two new cases of relapse, and one little girl who is taking the same chemos as Eli has relapsed, so they are mapping out her next steps. It really seems like “relapse” is becoming as prevalent as newly diagnosed. We are thankful for these days we are having with Eli, and thank you for keeping up with him and diligently praying for him and all the kids.