I added a link at the upper right corner for Webs of Thread to make it easier to get there from here. I'll probably add a quilty post over there later this evening.
hard to believe it's been almost 3 1/2 months since Marty lost his
job. The reality of how that is changing, and has changed our lives
hits every day. For me, often in fighting off depressive moods. His severance pay was only for 16 weeks and that's about up, and the added cost of COBRA insurance eats up just about every dime of unemployment.
Today's depressive trigger was facing that it is time to begin the process of Nick's
transition from his very small private school, where he's been since his
first day of kindergarten, to his placement at our district's public
high school, which is bigger than the entire town I grew up in. It's a
daunting thought that my sheltered son will be thrown into a lion's
den. My view, not his as he has wanted this since before school
started. But I'm the one who knows what's best for my son, not the
15-year old who hasn't been through all the ugly experiences of life.
And yet, I must let him go, and pray that my loving Father will watch
over him. As one of the ladies in the school office told me today, "God
is there too." And truly He is, and as his parents, Marty and I still
have at-home responsibilities for his guidance and maturity in the
things of the Lord.
now, it's advising one school, gathering info at the other, and in the
few weeks between the Thanksgiving break and Christmas (or sadly as the
new school calls it: Winter Break) we will make sure he gets registered
and he gets placed in the necessary classes; that books get returned and
new ones issued. As the public school doesn't offer AP Biology until
his sophomore year, I had to find out if he'd be able to continue with
the Sophomores (he's a Freshman) or if he'd lose 1/2 a year of that
study. He can join them! Yay!
was also a day to head to Costco again. There were times that was a
bit discouraging as there were some things that I might have placed in
my cart if Marty were working, but I didn't. All the wonderful holiday
foodstuffs are overflowing the shelves at the stores. I did splurge on a
tub of red vines. I've been craving something sweet and we haven't had
many sweets here other than the Brownie Bites, but I try to leave those
for Nick's sack lunches that he takes to school. One of the best deals
at Costco is their rotisseried chicken. We can get several meals from
one $4.99 chicken, AND it's already cooked and seasoned! They also had
bottles of Johnny's garlic seasoning which I haven't seen since I bought
some a few years ago and was nearly out of, so I bought another one.
It's yummy sprinkled on buttered bread for garlic toast, or occasionally
on pasta or vegetables.
I'll be back later with my Webs of Thread post. See you then.