And just like that, it’s the end of June and Fulton gets ready to turn 12 on Sunday. It seems weird, because for so much of the quarantine, it felt as if time was standing still. But, time marches on, and already the days are getting shorter.
Missing from this June is our annual Nativity of St. John the Baptist party. Last year was our tenth, and the first at our new house. The last week has been much calmer than usual as there’s been no need to clean up the house and yard, plan a menu, pick up supplies, etc. (So much less freaking out on my part all around, for which everyone is grateful.) Instead, on the vigil of the feast, we had a small bonfire in our backyard pit, ate strawberry shortcake, and prayed Vespers as a family. It was different, but not bad, and at this point, we’re hoping to hold a Michaelmas party in the fall.
Teddy went to Shriner’s Hospital in Philadelphia the next day for a spine check. Everything looked good, and so the back surgery can gets kicked further down the road. We’ll pick up new orthotics in four weeks, and have another follow up in six months. By that point, Teddy will have hit the ten year mark, and we’ll see if it’s prudent to pursue surgery at that point (as we needed to do with Fulton) or if the back brace will continue to support him as he grows.
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And that’s really all from me this week. I spent a lot of time compiling info for my Summer Fun email series, and while I’m glad I pulled everything together, I’m sort of done with writing for the week (and I still have an ebook to finish). Despite making a resolution to NOT say yes to things, I’m very good at creating more work for myself in the way of side projects. But after this, nothing else. NOTHING! Then my calendar will be free for a second round of book edits when the time comes….hopefully August or so?? I explained to my editor that I’d be homeschooling Fulton in the fall and my writing time would be cut significantly, so short deadlines would be VERY BAD. It shouldn’t be a problem, so long as I don’t undertake anything else between now and then.
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