Wednesday, November 12, 2014

School, Jobs, Doctor Visits, and Thanksgiving

This has been a whirlwind of a couple of months.  Since vacation we've started school and things are going good.  We're moving right along and Harrison will be able to take December off.  Something we've done every year since we started homeschooling, providing their work was at a certain point to finish up on time by the end of the year.  His math teacher is great.  We've been doing Math You See and so far he is really doing great with it. 

Hannah is working steady at her job and is now a teacher in her class.  She loves it.  She's been being creative doing bulletin boards and decorating the outside of her class.  Her hours are more steady and she is full steam ahead with her own school work. 

Justin resigned his job a couple weeks ago and will be starting his new job where his dad works.  This is a big deal and we're very happy for him.  He is excited about starting Thursday. 

Bruce has been going back and forth from first to second shift.  I prefer him working first.  I miss him in the evenings when he's not here. 

Bruce's mom went in to have her knees looked at.  We knew she needed her knees replaced, but when the doctor listened to her heart he didn't like what he heard.  He sent her to a specialist who said she had a faulty valve and that needed surgery before her knees.  We really weren't surprised.  For the last couple of years she tires so easily, breaks into cold sweats, and a lot of times feels like she'll pass out.  She thought maybe it was her sugar, but it was her heart.  Because of her age and the fact that she isn't very stable now, they didn't want to do open heart surgery.  So they scheduled a test to see if they could go through a main artery.  The test showed that they could, but it also showed a mass on her kidney.  She was sent to an oncologist this week.  It was very upsetting for her, as you can imagine.  But thankfully the oncologist had pretty good news for her and said that he really felt the mass was not cancer.  He believes it is either a cyst or a benign tumor.  He ran other tests and we'll see him again next Monday.  If she needs surgery for this they'll have to do it before the heart surgery because after the heart surgery she'll be on blood thinners and that won't be good for other surgical procedures.  So this is a pretty delicate situation for her right now and we're just praying the right decisions are made and the doctors all together on everything.  They've all been so great.  I'm thankful for each of them.  So if you wouldn't mind helping us pray I know she would appreciate that.

We're working on a parade of tables at church.  Hannah and I took a table with two new ladies in our church.  Our tables are decorated around a theme verse.  I've chosen Isaiah 1:18 for our verse, "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."  We'll be decorating Wednesday night after church.  I've seen some of the tables that are already decorated and I have to say it's a little intimidating.  But it's going to be fun and I can't wait to see everyone's tables. 

Thanksgiving is coming up!  I'll be cooking this year.  EEEeeek!  That makes me nervous, but we're going completely traditional so it's all good, right?  I just get nervous when I'm cooking for more than a few people.  This year my mom and my brother and his family will be here.  Maybe one of Bruce's brothers will be here too.  This is Justin and Brittany's first Thanksgiving together so I'm not sure what their plans are yet.  We'll see.  I just want them to have a good one because they have a lot to be thankful for.  EACH OTHER!! And I'm thankful for that too!  :D

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?