|There is a beautiful valley behind these three that you cannot see through the fog. |
There was no way Elijah was getting out of the car in this weather ~ LOL.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Since most spooky season events are cancelled this year from haunted houses to fall festivals, Anne was hunting around for something fun and safe to do during her favorite season. She heard about a costume challenge on Instagram and decided that she wanted to do a variation of that challenge this year. She decided to create nine costumes from our closets, thrift stores and sewing projects. Her costumes are all based on musicals. I think she did a marvelous job and she had so much fun.
|A Chorus Line|
|The Sound of Music|
|The Sound of Music ~ Take Two|
|The Phantom of the Opera|
|The Addams Family|
- Anne wrote three papers this week (two creative and one expository).
- She also did three sewing projects and three Latin lessons.
- One of the Job Coaches came out from Vocational Rehabilitation to get more details from Elijah so that they can start job sampling in the next week or two.
- Dear Husband replaced the pipes under the sink, and I put down new contact paper under the sink.
- Anne went to work and dance classes.
- My husband had his birthday...complete with grilled steak and homemade gazpacho soup.
- We all got our flu shots.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
For Anne's 17th birthday party we decided to try a socially distant birthday party. We held it outside, with mandatory masks (when not eating) and everyone six or more feet apart. We decided on a Halloween themed party with carving pumpkins and a "scary" movie as the activities. Since it ended up raining on the day of the party, we had to fit everyone well under the carport. We had to double up the twins on the same blanket since they were from the same household and Tim ended up sitting with Anne for the same reason. The first activity was carving pumpkins. Everyone really liked this activity. We did gut two of the pumpkins beforehand to please two sensory teens.
|Jim and his pumpkin.|
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Twice this week we awoke to gunshots outside. The first time it was a few blocks away. The second time it was on our street and some shell casings were found on our next door neighbor's lawn. You might think we live in the hood, but you would be wrong. In fact, prices are so high in our neighborhood, we couldn't afford to move here if we weren't already here. I feel sorry for the families that just moved in to the brand new subdivision across the street and paid close to $400,000 to live there. They are probably more shocked than we are to find ourselves in unsafe surroundings. The police have no suspects at this time. They just know that cars were involved and that it seemed to be a drive by situation. Everything is so tense right now. It is exhausting. White Supremacists are threatening our local university this week, and it was on lockdown all day yesterday. Anne's friend who lives on campus was pretty frightened. They could only leave their dorm rooms to go to the bathroom. It is shocking how much hate is being flung around right now. Like I said before, I am just exhausted by all of the cruelty and hate.
In other home front news, Anne's friend still hasn't come back to dance. Her mother is still very sick from COVID-19. Our dance community is very concerned for them.
Okay, got some of the stress out first. Now onto the fun and loveliness in the week.
- The leaves are changing. I love all of the colors.
- Anne finished U.S. History II and Government.
- I walked 11.5 miles this week.
- We went to the nature center as an early celebration of my husband's birthday, which is next weekend.
- I at least got to talk to Elijah's job coach and was encouraged that supervisors were trying to push through the paperwork and get the ball rolling.
- I painted and wallpapered my shelves that hold my crystal and pretty things.