Whew! What a weekend...hummmmm...where to start.
Allen got bit by a spider (or something nasty) and it has caused a horrible infection and swelling. Our regular doctor was out of town, so he went to a medical clinic on Friday afternoon. They put him on medication, told him not to work for the weekend, and sent him home. Home meaning my house, the boy has slept for 3 days. He wakes up to eat, take the medicine watch a little tv and then he is back asleep. But, it still looks just as nasty as it did on Friday. So, this morning, I took him to our regular dr. He gave Allen the choice of letting him lance it and drain the infection or going to the hospital for 2 days and letting them take care of it. Allen choose the dr (good choice). I am not normally a squemish person and have sat through lots with my kids, but this almost pushed the mom limit! It was nasty (no I didn't take pictures and if I did, you would not want to see them). But the swelling is diminished greatly but not completely. He will have to go back in a couple of days to have it rechecked. Yuck!!!!
Katie took her ACT on Saturday morning. She will be a senior next school year, so we have to start looking at her after high school options and are hoping for good scholarships. She would like to teach in elementary school and then homeschool her own children. We are also going to step up the driving lessons, so that she can be a little more independent.
We finished the floor in the living room and have the furniture moved back in. It is gorgeous. James, Will, Allen and Greg did an outstanding job. We also rearranged the furniture and it gave us more space in the room. When all 7 kids are here and us, we need all the room we can get! Next is the kitchen but we haven't decided what to do in there yet. We are thinking about either large tiles (12" square) or the wood flooring. We just don't want puddles on the wood from the kids coming in from the pool. We will have to figure all this out and compare the costs of the 2 different floorings.
Sunday afternoon found us floating, swimming, lounging in our pool. Ahhhhh, how relaxing! With the 95 degree heat we had in the last week and no rain the water temp. is almost cool bathwater now. But, it is wet and we are enjoying it.
Our garden is kind of wilty (is that a word?). Its so hot and dry but we are trying to keep everything watered. The corn is now about 6 1/2 feet tall and the watermelon plant is climbing everywhere. Greg's peppers are producing also. the cucumbers and squash has blossoms and the green beans are trying to hang on in the heat. I think the tomatoes are going to give up, so we will be getting them from the farm stand.
We are getting ready for our Mission Trip to Oklahoma. We leave on Sat. morning. We are taking the RV to stay in at the camp. We will be doing bible schools at 2 different churches next week. One from 9-noon every morning and the other from 6-9 everynight. Katie, Amy and Will are going with us. This will be K & W's first trip and A's second one. We are going with the group that we have gone to Honduras with.
Time for more laundry!