So this was one of those boring, nothing really happening days that surprised me and had several memorable moments. Hans had a PFT (pulmonary function test) at the hospital this morning, as a precaution and to rule out asthma. It went well, and we weren't overly concerned, but it's best to check. (As a singer, I know a thing or four about breathing, and hunching over and moving your shoulders does NOT help breathing. I'm thinking it's a posture issue!) So we had breakfast after, eating sandwiches in the park before he went to school, which was lovely. But THEN he came home and announced that his teacher asked him to stay after for a moment, and she wanted to know if Hans would be interested in running for 7th grade STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT!!! AHHHHHH! I'm so proud - really! He was SO committed last year and hardly missed a meeting, I know he'd make an amazing president!
Then Bethany came home after school... I was on the back porch taking a break, eating my lunch, and she came outside with her snack, and we hung out for some time. We were just talking, and she had me help her study for her French quiz, and it was just ... wonderful. It was so relaxed, and we were enjoying spending time together (and she's really good at French)... I know that sounds kind of boring, but it was a wonderful, memorable mother/daughter moment. Relaxing in the sunshine, together.
And Josh was a HUGE help today. We ended up spending several hours pulling ivy out of the back yard; I started wanting a small spot to put my new firewood rack (away from the house), but we cleared quite a bit - and I wouldn't have gotten that far without him! OH - and say a prayer or just keep him in your thoughts, because Thursday he goes for his driving test! Watch out, Philly - there's an actual good driver about to take to the roads! (This area has the WORST drivers ever!)
So it was a really nice day, and I appreciated Cody picking up Josh tonight from class, and now I'm done. Seriously - I HATE that ivy, and it totally kicked my butt today.
Oh yeah! I almost forgot; here's a picture of our newest addition, Tyler! We adopted her for free, and Bethany is her 'mommy', but she is very lovable and social! We're very happy to have her! (And unlike Toffee, she isn't agoraphobic, but she sticks to the second and third floor, unless we're all hanging out downstairs. Then she'll come down and see us.)
Love to all...