Mr. G has had a long week. Three of the days have seen fevers of 105 or greater. Tuesday was spent at the hospital for 5+ hours. Poor boo. I'm not entirely sure he's cured but at least his smile is back and most of the night he is sleeping fairly soundly. Lately it sounds more like my dad than my son but I'll take it, as long as he is not awake and crying in pain.
2. Ascension Thursday
The kids are at an age (I hope it's just their age!) when it's kind of necessary to have a "hook" to get some of them to Mass. I wish I could say they are eager and willing to head out the door any given day. One is actually willing because, well, she just made her First Communion and she seems to "get" how awesome that is. The rest, however, require dessert and/or decoration.
That's cool. I'm usually willing to abide by both.
This year, instead of just cups of blue jello interspersed with whipped cream "clouds" I made finger jello and cut it into shapes. We chose the cross to signify Jesus (because I'm fresh out of Jesus cookie cutters!) and a heart to show God's love for us. There are clouds of whipped cream among the "sky". I'm going back to the cups next year ;0)
3. School's Out for Summer...
Remember that song? I doubt it since I only have the faintest inkling of it deep in my subconscious. Still, this time of year brings it tumbling back into my brain. It was sometime in the early to mid-70's I think. Anyway...
Thankfully, school is out, at least for the school-aged members of the family. Now the "teacher" has to do the whole portfolio thing. I am resisting my natural urge to procrastinate and just get the silly thing done. (I say silly, not because I think my daughter's education is a laugh but because of the rather odd system of checks and balances involved in presenting the portfolio for review/evaluation. Maybe I'll go into that later. For now, just think government and those who are completely distrustful of said entity working together.)
Of course, I'm here blogging instead so we can see where this has gone. I suppose I will allow myself to write a year-end-review when it's all complete.
4. Growing things
What is it? Two things can seem to be from the exact same place and time, treated in the same way, yet one thrives and the other barely hangs on. I'm seeing that all around these days. Take, for instance, the seeds that have been nurtured since Spring began. Both sets of pots planted at the same time, growing in the same place, watered all in the same manner...yet one looks like this:
and the other, like this:
The same thing is true for the critters around here. Hermie just keeps on, keepin on, despite the fact that he seems to survive on water alone.