Monday, October 09, 2006

Family update

Coming tomorrow, hopefully, thoughts on Lois McMaster Bujold's Cordelia's Honor. Also results on my attempts to glom Mercedes Lackey's Elemental Masters series especially now that Rosario has offered advice & insight (see comments on previous entry). First thing in the morning I'm hunting the library for Fire Rose.

Son #2 has just turned 11. He had a quiet birthday this year. A friend spent the night & they stayed up past all reasonable hours playing XBox & Gamecube. Next morning I made sure to take them to the park & run them around. Just in case they weren't tired enough. HAHAHAHA Needless to say, he was exhausted that night. He just got the first grading period interims & as usual he's doing well academically.

Daughter feels like Sisyphus repeatedly rolling the rock uphill, only in her case every year. Poor baby. She struggles mightily with math & we're frantically trying to teach her not to freeze during exams. Poor darling. She can do it, she just needs confidence. On the brighter side, she's putting together a portfolio for the local national park. They've advertised for an artist to submit drawings for a coloring book. I've my fingers crossed for her. We've had great talks walking through the park & sitting together while she draws.

Son #1's GF/best buddy is currently in Children's Hospital in DC awaiting heart surgery. She's 17. She's on the transplant list. She's a great girl- funny, giggly, trying desperately to be a regular kid. Please say a prayer or two for her. She deserves a chance to be an adult & live a full & rich life. Son #1 himself is fine. Cruising through AP Chem pretty well. Getting ready to roadtrip with Husband to New England in ten days. They're college hunting. Or rather, Son is college hunting.

Husband & I are perking right along. Same as adults everywhere, it takes alot to shake up the routine.


Jenster said...

Och, Amanda. How sad for your son's friend and her family. You can be assured I'll pray for her. Please keep us posted on her status.

My daughter is going to be 12 in about 14 days. Every minute of every hour that she is in my presence is consumed with planning a party. Oh my gosh! I'm surprised my ears haven't started bleeding! I think I'll be glad to have November roll around.

Tara Marie said...

Your son's friend and family in my thoughts and prayers.

It sounds like you have wonderful kids!!