It has been a while. With my laptop down, I miss the ease of popping in my SD card and easily inserting pictures. There is also something about sitting with a laptop on your lap and composing. Things seem to flow better. My parents also haven't gotten much in the way of emails since my laptop broke.
Summer has ended. School has started. I have two weeks down....my kids have 6 days in.
A few pictures from the time period.
My oldest flew to Florida with his grandmother to see his big brother (and big brother's kids) before he deployed. He enjoyed some big brother bonding time.
While we were in New Orleans dropping them at the airport, SIL and I made a quick run by the church where Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos ministered to German immigrants in the 1800's. It is a b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l church inside. However, it is not air-conditioned while not in use, so we did not stay long.
A new statue in the courtyard at the Blessed Seelos shrine. Do you sometimes feel like this when you pray?
When we got home from the airport, I discovered this in my son's room.
A gift from younger brother and a friend. 3 rolls, they said. You know what they say about pay back....
Saw a rainbow one day. I think we were on the way home from church.
And not just a little piddly half rainbow...the whole thing. Unfortunately, it did not end over my house.
But it still is a promise that God has things under control. Right?
Things that I do not have pictures of....
I have given a deposition. I have appeared in and testified in court in an insurance case involving one of my students. (took 3 different trips to court and about 3 hours altogether of waiting, which was aggravating). Scratch that off the bucket list. Oh wait...it wasn't on it!
I have started school. So have the kids. No pictures were desired by them. I have a sophomore and a junior this year. I am teaching the son of one of the students I taught in about 1990. I guess that means I am officially old. There are lots of changes for us as teachers this year. New stuff from the state and new stuff from the district. It is a little overwhelming and discouraging. I think I am at the age where it is getting more and more difficult to learn and remember new things. I used to laugh at my older colleagues. Now I laugh with them.
I have gone back to working out, after putting my membership on hold for the summer. It wasn't as bad as I expected.
I have been exhausted at the end of the days. Anything that requires more thought than posting a facebook status hasn't really happened.
Going next weekend on a couples retreat with my husband. Please pray that it bears good fruit.
I think that's all I've got for now!