Friday, June 04, 2010

Where did the year go?

As I sit here typing, I just realized that it has just been...exactly a year since my last post. I may not have any followers anymore and truly be blogging just for myself. I am ok with that. But I will ramble nonetheless.

So where did this year go?.... Well, the kids did start the school year in public school, 6th, 4th, and 1st. Then we were presented with a need in the family. My grandma needed someone to become her caretaker and live with her because she has Alzheimer's. She and my grandpa had built their home out in the country about 30 years ago. They live about 3 hours west of where we were. My Grandpa had passed away 1 1/2 ago and my Grandma plus the homestead needed care. So after much discussion and prayer, we slowly moved our family out their. It was a slow and sometimes agonizing process, one that has stretched me profoundly. It started with my husband moving himself out their only, the Sunday before school started back in August. Then the kids started moving out there and sometimes they would be with me and other times stay with their dad. I still had to finish my job as an interpreter at a college and needed to finish the semester. So for the next 4 months, I was a weekend warrior and drove to and from....3-3 1/2 hours there and back. The last move was made the first week of December.

So it has been 5 months since we have been living together here. Wow what a journey! Now we have added 2 goats and 28 chickens and 9 guinea fowl. We have a small garden and a new well. So much we have learned and are learning along the way.

Our kids were using an online homeschool for a while, then we switched to working from lifepacs. Now with the new school year approaching and being in a whole new town and now going to a new church, we have decided to go ahead and put the kids back into public school.

So I am sure I will have LOTS to be blogging about now....we shall see!

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