Well, I wish I could write something profound; however, it seems like my mind is mostly occupied by the everyday responsibilities and joys of life to think of anything new a profound to share. So, I’ll just have to stick to the plain reporting of happenings in our life.
The most recent child story involves our youngest. At just 13 months, she took a typical toddler tumble, and she ended up stopping her fall with her hand and cracking a bone in her arm enough to require a cast. This happened about 10 days ago, and she has adjusted pretty well. She doesn’t seem to have much pain, and she has also been forced to improve her walking because crawling with a cast on one arm is just not worth the effort. It looks like she’ll have the cast for about another 2 weeks. The doctor will check it then and let us know if any further treatment is needed.
In other children news, Calvin successfully completed his test for his third “stripe” on his white belt and his test for his yellow belt in jui juitsu. He’ll receive the new belt at his class in the coming week, and he also gets a certificate. He is very excited about this reward for his hard work in jui juitsu. Nevin’s tee-ball season ended last week with the winning of a close game. I think they had only 2 losses for the season. So now that his time is not occupied by tee-ball, he has joined Calvin in jui juitsu.
The blow-up pool from Wal-mart has proven to be the worthwhile investment we had hoped it would be. The children get in it every day that the weather permits for at least an hour. This week we had another family with 4 children visit, and the pool provided a good part of the entertainment for the afternoon. Today our little neighbor girl came to join our kids in the pool, too.
For downtime these days, I am re-reading the Starbridge novels by Susan Howatch. I re-read these books periodically because I find the author’s understanding of human nature so fascinating. Every time I read them, I see situations in my life that have been similar to those of the characters.
Finally, for about the last 6 weeks I have been going to exercise classes at the gym we’ve gone to for a while. The classes include light weight-training and aerobics. I’ve found the classes difficult, but helpful. I feel myself getting stronger, and I have noticed some improvement in my posture. Hopefully the benefits will continue.
Perhaps I’ll be able to be profound the next time I write a blog entry . . . but I wouldn’t count on it if I were you.