I've been in a funk lately. Often, I can pinpoint the reason but right now, I can't. Probably a bit of the winter blahs. We've been busy but not with anything particularly photo worthy so I don't have any pictures to go with this post but this one little stash bust.
My version of the wooden spool tree. Everything is from my stash.
We do have news. We are a single car family as of yesterday. Our sixteen-year-old Subaru Impreza (I can't believe we owned it for fifteen years - makes me feel very old) was on its last legs. The transmission was going bad, then in early January someone hit Tim when he was coming home from work. The insurance company totaled our dear old car for more than we would have been able to sell it for. We are going to put the money in the bank, pray for a nice tax refund, and put money in savings every month until we feel we can purchase ourselves a new vehicle.
On Saturday, I gave myself a tetanus scare. I was trying to break wax out of a candle jar with an old ice-pick: a very old, very rusty ice pick from Tim's grandfather. I stabbed it into the fleshy part of my index finger.
After two trips to Urgent Care (the first time we arrived five minutes after it closed), I found out my tetanus shot still had a year-and-a-half left on it. The doctor said the wound was clean and healing nicely.
On Sunday, K gave us a smile scare. She was playing in the gym at Awanas when she went for a ball and landed with her face in the bleachers. She cut her gums and bruised the inside of her lips. Fortunately, no teeth were loosened.
Most of our activity has been routine stuff and my FIL's visit. Because of the way life has been lately, I didn't take any photos of the activities while Keith was here. I did have a photo shoot with two young boys that turned out great. I have some really fun pictues of them.
In addition, we've been working hard to get our production of Romeo and Juliet ready. Our 'main' homeschool group has been studying Shakespeare. The children will be be putting on a very abbreviated version of the play and performing soliliqueys.
Here are the drawings my girls made to be included in the program.