This sure has been a strange week! Not bad (for us) but just different.
We didn't have any damage from the hurricane/tropical storm - unless you consider the direct hit our pantry took... but the kids were off school for 2 days. I spent a lot of time watching coverage, praying for those impacted, and worrying. What a mess. There are people I work with who are still without power in Atlanta. I can't even imagine being in the Florida Keys or Miami or Jacksonville.
I feel almost bad sharing this, but the down time on Monday and Tuesday was actually kind of nice. We didn't have sports. The boys didn't have school work. There were no social events. It was just us. At home. Working with the kids all here can get a little dicey, but the evenings were kind of awesome! I cooked. We all sat down and ate together. We had dessert! There was no rushing around. No splitting of taxi duties. It was just good family time.
I am still praying for all those impacted. I'm working with one of our neighbors to gather recovery supplies to send to Texas and/or Florida. I've made donations. If any of you out there reading this have been impacted and there's anything we can do to help, please don't hesitate to ask. I probably can't send you a peaceful meal (with pumpkin pie), but I'll do what I can!
Here are some recent pictures of Beckett. These are completely unrelated to storm-forced downtime, but I haven't shared them before and they are cute. It also reminds me that it's nearly birthday collage time. I better get started on that!
Tonight is a "crazy Thursday". They are so bad that they have a nickname. But hey... there are only 4 more crazy Thursdays - at least for this sport's season. Spencer has a game. The little guys both have practice. Bob is doing the drop offs and then coming to the game to watch the first half before going back to do pick-ups. Quinn has practice too and we've got a ride lined up for him. Phew!
Tomorrow turned into a "crazy Friday" because we are in make-up mode from the missed practices earlier this week. I'm working concessions at the high school game and Bob has youth football duty. It's the first time (and probably the last) that Zane and Beck will be practicing on the same field at the same time. Actually should be pretty fun!
Saturday the little guys have games in the AM and then Quinn has a lacrosse clinic in the afternoon run by the Ga Tech coaches. We'll be ready to chill out and watch the Buckeyes again by Saturday afternoon!
Have a great week everyone!