Monday, November 14, 2011

In Which Connor Goes Back To School And Jer Is On Vacation

Connor woke up feeling pretty good this morning, so he went back to school today.  By all reports he had a lovely day, so evidently it was the right decision on our parts.  He got to play on the scooter board during gym, which is apparently one of his favorite things to do there.  A scooter board actually might be a pretty fantastic main Christmas present for Connor, who is one of the hardest kids to shop for ever.  Jer and I have already gotten him a couple of little things, but this should be just right for his big gift.  Plus I'm pretty sure Jer and I would have some fun with it too.  We have a long main hallway and laminate floors.

What could go wrong?  I'm sure this will end well.

Anyway, we're slowly starting to get Ellen's room ready for when she comes, so her Christmas present from us will be one of the big items we need for her room, like a mattress or her desk.  We're not really able to send her any big presents through the mail right now, as she doesn't have anywhere to put them.  Watching her room slowly come together (though all the decorating will wait until she's come and can help pick things out!) gives me a way to feel connected to her through the holiday season.  Well, that and working on her stocking, of course.  I finished up the feathers today, and there's a good chance that I'll actually have the whole front of the stockng done tomorrow!  It should move a lot faster now that I'm not using that darn gold metallic thread.  Jer caught a shot of me working away at the kitchen table during Connor's Quiet Time when I should have been doing other things, like putting the groceries away (or actually brushing my hair for once).  When I get close to the end of a project like this, it's pretty tough for me to put it down. 

Today was Jeremy's first official day of vacation!  He's still getting over his cold, but I think he's looking forward to the break.  He got to sleep in until almost ten in the morning today, and then he joined me down at our local coffee shop hangout where I'd taken over a table and was busy sewing away.  We stayed until it was time to go pick up Connor from school.  I'm really loving getting the chance to spend so much time with him.  Hopefully we'll have the chance to go on some fun family outings too once everyone is completely over this bug. 

Speaking of which, this is the first time in a long time that Connor has gotten sick and not had any seizures.  Now that's something to celebrate!

1 comment:

krlr said...

"What could possibly go wrong?" is one of my favorite lines. Sends me & my brother into peals of laughter, everytime. We might have a bit of a dark streak.

Yeah on the family time! And no seizures!

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