I know, I know--it's been forever since I posted anything! Several people have commented on it. I truly have been very, very busy. This biology thing is taking up tons of time for me to be prepared! And if on some evening, I am not doing biology (a rarity, for sure), then I am just so tired that I don't feel like I can coherently compose my thoughts to post.
So, what have we been doing, besides biology. Well, for one thing football is once again in full swing for Nathan and Luke. For the month of August, that meant practices for both of them every weeknight from 6:00-8:00 in 2 different locations. Now that school has started, they are down to 3 nights a week, but Tuesday and Wednesday they both have practice, so we have the same time traveling issue we had during August.
Another thing we spent a good week on was attempting to prune back our ginormous willow oak tree in the front yard. Branches were starting to touch our roof and were way overhanging the road, so Bob bought a new loper-thing that reached 16 ft., and we got to work. For 3 consecutive trash days, we filled both big rolling trash containers, plus had a bunch of 4 ft. bundles. The morning after our first big trimming attempt, Nathan and I were bundling branches, and our neighbor across the street came out. He asked if we were cutting down a tree in our back yard, LOL. We told him it was all from the tree in the front yard, and he just said, "Woah . . . that is a big tree . . . " All our work and you couldn't even tell we'd done a thing!
And then on Tuesday, Rivendell started, so now we're up and going in full swing. That means I am now teaching 3 classes, although life science and memory work don't take up even a fraction of the prep time that biology takes. I think it is going to be a great year for the boys--now if we moms can just get through it too, LOL. I told someone, "If I can just make it to the end of May . . ." Of course, May is a long ways off . . . and I'll be nursing a new baby too by then . . . Yes, I think it's going to be a long year!
Speaking of new babies, I failed my 28 week 1-hour glucose test, so I have to schedule the 3 hour one. I'll probably do that the end of next week. I am seriously panicking at the thought of keeping track of times to check my blood, portion sizes, balanced snacks, etc. I definitely am feeling like I can't handle one more thing, but that is how I felt when I was pregnant with Faith as well, so I am sure I will in fact have gestational diabetes. Somehow I'll deal with that too, but right now I am simply not seeing how I'll be able to control it with diet and exercise, like I did with Faith. I do not have the extra time to exercise after pretty much every meal, like I did with her. It's just not there. It takes too much time to work with Caleb, Jonathan, Anna, and Grace, as well as do the biology. So I am trying to prepare myself that I'll probably have to go on pills.
So now you're all caught up with our busy-yet-not-exciting life!