Good Sunday morning! I hope you are all well today. I am posting this from my SIL’s house, as we have no internet right now. I would go into it in more detail, but I don’t want to get angry. Let’s just say I am not happy with our cable & internet provider, and leave it at that.
This morning was a nice ceremony for the children attending Sunday School. Our Pastor calls it “The Blessing of the Backpacks”. She says a prayer for a successful year, to keep the students & teachers safe, and to remember to be kind to one another. It is really nice. My oldest also got installed as a temporary Sunday School assistant until he goes back to school.
Speaking of oldest, he continues to recover more each day. Unfortunately, right now he has the “crud”. I was joking with him that he was having “sympathy sickness”, because a lot of the parents in the Penn State Parents group have been discussing how their children are sick as well. Other than that, we are going for a follow-up x-ray on Monday before his appointment on Tuesday. I am also adding my prayers to a fellow parent that received that phone call that her son was injured. I know exactly how she is feeling!
I know it’s hard for him right now. He is doing really well, which means he is chomping at the bit to get back into the swing of things. I did tell him not to get upset if the surgeon still thinks he needs to wear the brace the entire time he is out of bed. We are hoping she gives him clearance that he get sit up without the brace, and even walk around the house a little bit. Today is exactly 6 weeks since he had his accident, it seems like it was so long ago because he is doing so well. Patience is the key for him, no matter how hard it may seem.
As for me, I am getting some Fall cleaning done around the house. This past Thursday, my MIL and I completely cleaned and rearranged youngest’s bedroom. Let’s just say it was quite the experience. And quite the dusty endeavor. But we got it done, because the dust didn’t stand a chance against the Hoover Pet hand vac. The vents got cleaned, the walls got cleaned, and under the bed was fumigated. If you have teen boys, you should completely understand where that statement is coming from. I think I may put one of those handvacs on my Christmas list.
I am also in the process of getting the house ready for a visit from our friends from Ohio. They are coming out to join us for our church’s basket social. And to have some girly time. It’s hard sometimes to live in a house of boys. I am looking forward to spending time with my best friend. And to engage in her newest endeavor: she has become an independent consultant for Paparazzi Jewelry. You should stop and visit her sales page. You can get some amazingly pretty jewelry for just $5, and shipping is only $4, regardless of the amount of pieces you purchase.
So if you want to bling yourself up without spending a fortune, make sure you check out Sandy’s Bling Shoppe. Tell her that Making Our Life Matter sent you. I don’t get anything out of referring you to her website, other than the satisfaction of helping a Mom fulfill her potential and helping to support her family.
Speaking of the basket social, this Mom stepped out of her comfort zone, and stepped into the realm of crafting. Thanks to my brand ambassadorship with The Oriental Trading Company, I was able to create two wonderful baskets to donate to the basket social. The first one is this Simple Fall-Themed Basket:
And I also created a Winter Holiday Themed Basket:
What is great about them is they are totally adorable and you can make your own without spending a fortune! Stay tuned for an upcoming post on how I created a Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece that serves a double purpose.
So that’s what going on in my world right now. I hope that you are doing well. I am continuing to pray for all those that have been affected by the hurricanes that have already caused massive damage. And praying that the ones that are looming will avoid landfall.