APPLE ORCHARD - MERCIER'S
I'm back - lol. I have missed everyone. So some fragments of the week- yesterday we to Mercier's Apple Orchard in Blue Ridge, GA.
We did take Disco to the vet just in case and he said that it was indeed a miracle the dog didn't kill him. He is overweight and the vet said it was the only time being overweight with a big neck was a good thing for him. He seems to be losing his skittishness and seems happier. So thanks for all the good will towards Disco. Again we were lucky!
Let's see what did I say I was taking a vacation for? To catch up and cook - oops - that didn't happen, but I did get a lot done. I feel more centered and rested so that is a good thing. I have missed y'all!
My computer which I do love dearly now for probably ten years is definitely going out. We are going to back it up today just in case. Oh vey. So the new computers only have windows 8 which I don't like - my grandson has it - but I think it is my only option. We have to do something. If you don't hear from me all of a sudden. see a blog, read a comment on your blog, Facebook updates are missing you know what has happened - so stick with me for a few days.
Report Card on the First Week Of SchoolI want to thank you for praying for my grandson. I have to say the first three days went great. Day 4 and 5 came - but I have to tell you then the homework hit - but I do have faith things will be okay - just with lots of homework.
He loved his first day - The grandson got in 7A homeroom, not 7B, which is huge deal for him. 7B has to be with one teacher for 3 hours straight - different classes, but three hours straight. It is a small school and the teachers are the same in the middle school for three years. But this was a teacher he really struggled with last year - he had her three hours for classes last year.
I know the prayers helped with this blessing. I know it. I had to let you know that we are going to make it because of prayer.
I have to tell you a sad story though - On Friday the grandson came home from school and told us that one of the girls the day before lost her mother. She was 49, had had breast cancer years before and then it came back to her stomach - they gave her a big chemo treatment and it did not go well. And she just died quickly in peace. Now this is the oddest thing - he has gone to this school one year. This is the fourth time a parent has died. Last year they lost three fathers - one in 6th grade, one in 7th, and one in 8th grade. This was the first mother who died, but four parents in one year of school and there are only about 60 students in all three classes. And one more father has cancer and needs a bone morrow transplant. What is up with all this???? The grandson is getting a little stressed from all of it. I think they are going to address all the kids Monday - I mean it is so small it is like a family. All the kids are hurt from it.
Anyway thank you again. I am sorry to report the sadness that has come along with it..
Love, Chatty and Disco
Sorry this is so long!
Sometimes you have to take one heck of a deep breathe and let it go with all your troubles.