September 6, 2016 in Lymphoma by Reta Reed

Well hey! It’s been too long, I know.

It’s been a good summer. No kids were grounded! The middle child is strutting her stuff cuz she’s a senior this year. Thankfully, the school sells a “senior package” which includes their parking pass, reserved parking spot, prom ticket, and yearbook. Maybe, just maybe, I won’t be nickel-and-dimed all year. She has a schedule issue to fix, but she’s all set. She now says she wants to be a veterinarian. I’ve asked her “Have you seen your grades?” She needs to step it up, big time.

The oldest is enrolled for the fall semester at the county college. She still doesn’t know what she wants to do, so she’s pursuing general studies. Neither of the girls have found work yet, though they’re not trying too hard. The oldest does some commissioned digital art work so she has a little bit of pocket change, but she needs a real job.

Travis is his usual happy self. He got glasses on his birthday and I swear he looks more like Jeff. We just had his birthday party yesterday. Thirteen kids came, most of them girls!

Travis is registered for fifth grade again. That’s been a really tough decision on my part. We had meet-the-teacher Friday night and I really like his teachers. Maybe fresh teachers, special education, and an extra year to grow, mature, and expand his vocabulary will get him on the right track.

We had a great vacation to Gulf Shores. The drive was not terrible and we stayed in a nice condo on the beach. Middle child started getting bored by about day 9, and I wasn’t able to arrange a kayak trip before we left, but all-in-all we had a good time.

My house project is nearing completion. The plant ledge is gone, the closet is finished, things are painted; I just need to put the stone around the fireplace. I’ll probably be painting this week while the boyfriend is gone. With Travis’s party over, I can go back to making messes