Michael taught SUNDAY School and preached last Sunday. I picked up a young man we give a ride to church, dropped Stacia off to help a bit with CoRielle's obligations, and ran the rest of us to church.
Yes, fall is cold in Alaska. I know it is still fall because the CALENDAR says it is fall. We are in the process of remembering to allow time to warm the car, scrape the windows, and dig out warmer clothes. I need to find my winter gloves for early a.m. feedings and waterings of chickens and rabbit. I'm reminded every morning it IS time to do it. LOL
We had nothing on the calendar for MONDAY. Allie has been under the weather. She stayed home and slept and worked on college - conserving her energy until work, while Stacia and I ran errands. Looking ahead, we KNEW this was the day to fit in all our "trips". We hadn't been to Walmart in ages. Y'all if I did all my shopping at Walmart, I would have to fight anxiety. Their shelves were BARE...no spinach, no roasts...anyway...Stacia needed to buy a supply of fondant for Bre's baby shower cake, I had several cooking events this week, this was our shopping day.
Back at home, I went outside to help Michael with some yard projects we wanted done before snow falls. Stacia made dinner for which we were grateful.
I was surprised to find kale and lettuce still growing in the greenhouse. I am wondering how long I can keep it alive.
|We love his face -it just stays hidden until adoption is final.|
WEDNESDAY Dad had a doctor appointment. These are always a bit wild. He still has heart failure, they simply wanted to check numbers as they continue to adjust meds. His dementia was on display as he insisted, I was his wife and was born in MT. I suppose it's good for them to note what life is like in our home.I arrived home at 3 p.m. and began prepping for a women's ministry event that evening. OK - it was BINGO. I'd never played BINGO, but the gals love it, and this night had no purpose other than socializing between 6-week study series. I made a couple of snacks and made sure I had handouts available for the next study.
Stacia was also in the kitchen starting the fondant work on Bre's baby shower cake. There was great muttering going on. Allie is there in the background working on her first college math class.
Stacia says she asked, "Mom can you take us to the store today?" I have no memory of this. I asked her if I responded (which seems to be even more alarming to have forgotten). No, I didn't respond. ::shew::
OK - a lesson in positive communication and closing the circle of communication ensued. If I don't respond, one must assume I didn't hear and close the circle. (Note we ran into this in reverse this a.m. before church. I assumed Stacia's response when she didn't respond. ::snort::) Allie quickly googled other options for costumes, I got pizza on the table, Michael helped the girls....
|College math is a family affair in our home|
|Sweet Moments - Elise and Isabella|
Michael spent the evening preparing for Sunday School. Dad decided he was going to bed. The girls and I watched a couple of episodes of The Chosen. We had watched it before, but I tend to fall asleep. I told them not to worry as I was familiar with the plot line. ::smirk:: The thing is I am NOT familiar with the characters and am forever asking things such as, "Is that John or Andrew?"
Season three is coming. I have decided to watch season 1 and 2 before it drops. They wanted to watch with me.