I am not feeling too terrific today. In addition to a sore bum, I have aching arms and legs and I'm tired. So I almost certainly have a virus. What fun.
However, one of the many joys of starting school early (in early August) is that I feel at peace about taking a week mostly off from school. Naomi is full time at Clark State so of course she is working away. Lydia has her college class. Most of the kids are doing math. But other than that, we're taking time for me to recover and the other sickies as well.
I don't think I mentioned that I had a minor bump in the new van the DAY after we got it. Combination of distraction from a loud child and confusion about the way the car worked. Kevin has spent hours and hours learning how to fix it, and he mostly succeeded. It looks almost as good as new. We have some paint on order to cover up a few scratches and then it really will be as good as new.
I am grateful, not for the first time, for a talented husband.
Right now, Hurricane Irma is sweeping through the Caribbean, heading toward Florida. It is scary. It seems strange sometimes to be in a safe place when I know people in our country are dealing with floods and wildfires and hurricanes. And in other parts of the world, very hard things are happening with natural disasters and wars and political craziness.
So in spite of not feeling well and being frustrated by not feeling well, I am grateful for what we have, and am praying for those suffering far more seriously than I am.