I was thrilled yesterday to discover that all the remaining homeschool materials we needed could be found through Rainbow Resources, along with some added math manipulatives! So my order is in, and now all I have to do is wait for it's arrival and get our homeschool room ready! I'd also like to thank sweet friends Lillian and Christina for their advice in various Mother of Divine Grace, Singapore Math, and other homeschool questions...don't worry, I'll keep them coming!
On the clothing front, I have sorted through much of the 0-3 month and 3-6 month clothing and have about 4 large boxes of those sizes to pass along. So now comes the big 6-12 month sort-a-thon which should begin today. And then finding takers for all the extra clothing I can't use, much of which is still in great condition!
And in other continued news, Orpah the Odyssey (our minivan) is back in the shop once again! She'd been away for about a week and a half for her ongoing transmission issues (now through a different repair shop, but the same chain so we don't have to fork out any more money!). When she arrived back home she had some strange screeching noises during left-hand turns and while breaking, and her "signature" check-engine light decided to light up once again! Hopefully this will be a quick hospital visit for her, since we're not very good at staying home for days on end. At least I'll get some things done around here...
A little praise report that we had a wonderful trip to the "swan" pool yesterday without any diaper incidents!
Off to start our Tuesday,
But first to share some recent news from some of my favorite blogs:
Veronica got to see a possible Eucharistic miracle!
Michelle delivered her little girl Maria Victoria at home less than 2 weeks ago and she's already attended a wedding, a boating outing, and gone out to a restaurant. Way to go, Michelle!
Andrea also had her baby girl Colette that week and then made a cross country move after being released from the hospital! Congratulations and way to go, Andrea!
Colleen's Jonathan started kindergarten yesterday!
Melissa's family made the local newspaper!
Rachel sadly lost her title in the Supersinskiad games to her husband. She also has some great posts about "getting greener" that I'm sure some of my more "crunchy" friends will appreciate!
Jessica's Carlee Scott has successfully moved to a big girl bed!
Alice and family are having tons of fun in California!
And Rachael made it through her first month after losing her precious 5 yr-old Hannah in a drowning accident (Warning, this is a beautiful, but very sad blog that can get addicting and tear-jerking, but a wonderful message of hope in tragedy as this mother shares her story and daily emotions after losing her daughter. Please pray for them.)
Hope you all have a wonderful and (as Hannah would say) sparkly week!