October 2008


This past week I had two significant visits with friends of mine. One friend shared sorrows and struggles she was dealing with. The other shared victories and joys. Both visits brought to mind the awesome blessing of friendship. Sisterhood. Sister Friends. There have been many in my life and I value each of them.

I am gearing up for the week ahead. Monday, the boys and will go to Regina. I have an eye appointment at the hospital. More checking and adjusting of the prisms. I would really like to get “real” glasses, with the prisms ground in. I am hoping to have the go-ahead to order after the Monday appointment. Again, this involves the juggling of schedules and children. I am not sure yet how it will all work out.

Friday, the boys and I will go back to Regina to attend the Lectureship at Western Christian College. We are all (including Lyndon) planning on staying at a hotel for Friday and Saturday nights. I am looking forward to the lessons that will be presented, and the visiting and sharing that I am sure will take place. Lyndon and the boys will likely spend more time at the hotel waterslide than at the Lectureship. That’s okay. It will be a fun weekend for all of us. We have a wedding to attend on Sunday afternoon in Regina, and then we’ll head home. Maybe I’ll do a turkey for Thanksgiving on Monday.

Lyndon has that next week off. He wants to do some hunting, both with the boys and with some friends. We also begin the training for becoming foster parents that week. Tuesday night, Thursday night, and Saturday the training sessions will be in Assiniboia. I am not completely sure how fostering will fit with our lifestyle, but we are going to proceed with the training and see.

Mexico plans are proceeding. We have about thirty people signed up to take the bus down with us. We are still planning on building one school and fixing the roof on another building. As well, a nurse who is going with us is going to do some sessions with the local women on nutrition. Apparently diabetes is rampant there, because of the poor diets of the people. We are also going to make blankets with the children. We will make double fleece blankets that are fringed and tied together. They are warm and durable and there is no sewing required. Should be fun. We are focusing on food and blankets this year. These are the main needs, according to those who have been in Mexico recently.

I can smell the beef stew in my crock pot. The kids can smell it too, and are milling around. Sure sign that it is time to get supper on the table

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Just got back from a bike ride with my husband. It was such a beautiful night. There won’t be many Ducati days left. We have been having such gorgeous weather. Saskatchewan is often frosty or even snowy by this time of the year. I am LOVING this nice weather.

Lyndon came home last night. He intended to take the boys bird hunting today, but it was a little windy and we got busy doing other things. Maybe tomorrow. They have had a few successful hunting days, mainly partridge. Apparently, the Puddle has turned into quite a little hunting dog. Who said Miniature Poodles were fluffy dogs?!

When Lyndon came home yesterday, he brought a DVD/VCR combo player. So the boys are watching some of their old VHS tapes that they haven’t seen for years. Right now they are watching Indiana Jones. A classic.

The other night I went up to bed at about 11:00, and found Tyson and Colton both reading in their beds. Tyson is reading Brisinger, the new Eragon book. Colton is reading a book he ordered from the library. I didn’t have it in me to get after them. After all, I remember doing the same thing when I was younger. And a love of reading is something I have wished for all my kids, so… I just smiled and told them to turn off their lights when they finished their chapters.

Lyndon and I have been researching fifth-wheels. We’d like something that we could spend a month or so in at a time, and that perhaps Lyndon could use when he is working away from home. Any suggestions on kinds of all-weather units that might work for us would be appreciated. We are kind of looking at the Bristol Bay line from SunnyBrook. They only have one model with bunk beds, and I’m not totally crazy about the layout.

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