Hey friends :-)
Sorry for the long breaks between posts. I haven't been able to create much with all this back business taking up my time and school/vegan posts are only fun when we are doing cool stuff. Right now we are studying... out of books... without fireworks or feasts and we're eating the same ten meals over and over again because I lack the zip to try new things and risk them flopping and having to cook twice. Sometime life is like that. When I had three under three I think we ate the same five meals over and over again so ten isn't so bad.
* As of tonight, our Explorer is paid in full. Yay. It's also repaired - finally - save for needing a new set of tires.
* Our dryer is properly vented and we now possess the skills to knock giant holes in our walls to let the hot air out (don't you wish you could do that to people sometimes? *grin*)
* Trenton is starting to get respectable grades on his SAT practice tests. Yippee!!!! He just started eighth grade so he's doing great.
* We met neat scientists at What's In the Basement - a special event at Utah Museum of Natural History. The kids were so engaged and each expanded their interests. I had no idea Trenton likes Botany. Ditto for Avery and Anthropology. As usual, none of us care a lick about dinosaurs. Weird but true.
How to say this without obscenities...
My back is bad. I need fairly urgent surgery to un-bad it. The injection plan was a bust and now I need major spinal surgery to avoid permanent damage and disability. That's about as far as I feel like going on about it right now. But as I wade into the thick of things, I'll probably post more. Pretty much every fear I have has been realized. I nearly threw up when they said, " spilling spinal fluid" and let me tell you, when a discectomy sounds like a good starting spot, things are really in the toilet.
Okay fine, looks like I said a bit more.
I've been visiting all your blogs just haven't been commenting a lot. Sometimes life takes all your words away. So as a blanket comment - love all the cool things my creative friends are making and WOO-HOO NaNo season is almost upon us for my writing buddies.