The biggest news of the week: I ordered bifocals. Yes, my eyes are getting old and tired. I have trouble reading with my distance glasses on. So, I had to get bifocals. It stinks. I spent an exorbitant amount of money so I could have reading glasses and a pair of bifocals. I spend a lot of time reading or doing close up work like knitting and sewing so I thought the reading glasses were worth the investment. I sure hope the bifocals come in before I have to leave for Massachusetts. I was able to pick up my reading glasses from the eyeglass place.
I think I have sewing ADD. I keep hopping from one project to another. I'm going to have to slow down and finish one before moving on to the next. There are so many that I want to do. Where did all of this come from? I'm anxious to get started on a tutu for Sister. Mainly, I want to practice on making a tutu so I'll use Sister as my model. Besides, when I want to take the photos, I can use her. She's quite photogenic so it should be a breeze.
I took my CHL class last week and did pretty well. I missed two questions out of fifty on the written exam. I rocked the range portion. 243 out of a possible 250. I am certified to receive a CHL once the background check goes through.
Brother's OT has left the therapy clinic to a military clinic where she will work with soldiers with brain injuries. It's a noble job but we are quite saddened by her departure. She had a farewell party so that the kids she works very closely with in a sort of social group could say goodbye. It was very nice. The tears were flowing. After the party ended, Brother couldn't get out of there fast enough. He didn't want to face it. He did very well. I know next week will be a bit difficult for him when he starts with his new OT. It'll be even more interesting because it's a man.
Isn't it interesting how we end up here. How did I end up as a homeschooling mother of 4, near Fort Hood, TX? As a ballet mom who sews costumes? As the owner of a new startup home business? I don't quite know. The best laid plans...
I'm very picky about charities. I like to hear that 100% of the proceeds go to the needy. However, what if it's only 2% of the gross proceeds? I'd rather send the whole amount to someone in need than know that the measly percentage went to them. I usually do this at church.
We are headed to Massachusetts to celebrate the nuptial mass of Ben's goddaughter and Pumpkin's godmother. We will be driving from Texas going through Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. I think that's all of them. I'm not looking at a map and could have added or left one out. I don't know. We'll be stopping by in Long Island to visit the aunts who live there. There are so many people I'd like to meet up with there, but we only have a very small window to visit.
I'm looking forward to seeing fall in New England again. I remember vividly how beautiful the foliage was at our wedding (the same day as this wedding). I just can't wait.