So here it is Wednesday again . . .
Pictures: From our church’s harvest party
News: Tonight, Mark and I surgically removed a red plastic peg from Charis’s ear. It took bribery to get her to remain still enough to put the tweezers far enough into her ear to get a decent grip on the thing, but hurray, no trip to the ER was necessary! The whole shenanigan happened just when I was about to head out the door to take Calvin to football practice, so we managed to get a night off from practice because at that point we weren’t sure whether we would be home or at the ER. So the incident did have a silver lining. 🙂 The peg game was thrown away after the procedure was complete!
Kids: Football is over in 2 – 3 weeks (playoffs make the schedule a bit uncertain). Calvin has started practice with a homeschool basketball team, so there will be some crossover. We are committed to the idea of having him be playing a sport all the time to keep him occupied. You know, idle hands are the devil’s workshop, right? Nevin opted out of basketball because it would prevent him from playing indoor soccer that starts later in the year. Charis also hopes to play indoor soccer this year.
Evangeline’s first concert with Kirkwood Children’s Chorale is the second Sunday in November. Then her choir will perform with the Nutcracker at the Fabulous Fox Theater the first weekend in December and with the St Louis Brass at Catherdral Basilica the third week in December. It is really exciting that she’ll have exposure to such great cultural events.
Inside Cathedral Basilica
Little ol’ Me: I am on book 3 of the Harry Potter books. I think I’ll finish soon. I have also started reading Simply Christian by NT Wright. I’ll let you know what I think as I read more.
I am mostly feeling torn or unfocused. Homeschooling is going fine in the sense that the kids are learning what they need to know. However, I need to be better at focusing on them and less focused on how I might solve all our family’s problems somehow through endless internet searches. So if you are ever praying for me, pray that God would keep me on the task at hand with less worry about the future. He is in control–thankfully, I’m am not responsible for everything.
We also have some house projects that must be completed. I am not sure how this will happen, but we need to make some real plans and “get ‘er done.”
Day is Done: Hump Day is over. Enjoy your Thursday and your weekend!