My middle child turned 18 yesterday. She's my easy child, the one who always had friends, who made good grades without effort, who even got through the teen years without eyerolls (well, there were one or two, but she had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye at the same time).
Said middle child is now part of the Louisiana Scholars' College. Here are the books I had to buy for her first semester
She also needed a Bible, but I had one of those already
My youngest isn't her sister. Did I ever tell you how much I hate homework? I've been helping kids with homework now for 15 years and I've really had enough. Unfortunately, my youngest still needs a lot of supervision with homework. I need to figure out how to get her to be more independent with studying--she's can complete the written assignments without (too much) supervision, it's the studying that doesn't get done without Mom right there and the amount of studying necessary jumped big time this year (fourth grade).
I'm back to trying to lose weight. I'm the classic yo-yo dieter. I go on a diet, I lose weight without much trouble until I hit the dreaded plateau, or until something happens to interrupt my routine, or until I just plain get tired of it. Then the weight creeps back on. I know I'm supposed to permanently change habits, not just diet for a while but the reality is that if I preferred salads and exercise to desserts and reading/web surfing I wouldn't have a weight problem.
I wish my son could find a job. He is 21 and autistic. He graduated from high school and while there took almost a college-prep curriculum, but he doesn't want to continue in school. We've been working with various agencies to find him a job but so far, no dice. He's been in a job training program for over a year now but still no offers of a real paying job.
So far, no hurricane scares this year. Please pray it stays that way.
I'd like to invite all Catholic bloggers to join us for Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. This is a weekly link-up hosted by yours truly. A few years ago there was a Catholic blog carnival to which bloggers would submit posts and the host of the week would tie them all together with some sort of theme and link to the blog posts. When the person running it quit and no one else picked it up, I picked it up as a link-up. Basically, you do a weekly post highlighting and linking to your other posts and then link up to the host post, which is usually up by Saturday afternoon. I've also added a question of the week. The most recent version is here, but we'll have a new one tomorrow. Please join us.