I can't believe it's March 5 and I haven't posted yet this month! As you might expect, it's been a VERY busy week with appointments and my work schedule. Last night (Thursday) I began an eight day stretch of work that goes through til next Friday (except Sunday, of course). In addition, we have Sumana's two sessions of PT, court for Kathleen and a foster parent support group meeting (which I REALLY need!!!)
Sigh . . . . I'm already looking forward to NEXT weekend. We're ALL travelling to Tatamy, PA for a long weekend with our college friends, the Tielmanns (and their seven kids). It'll be nice to relax and catch up on each other's lives. Kathleen will go with us, too . . . Greig is actually coming later in the weekend.
The kids are still in the dark about this, but it is now official! We own the Wii console and Wii Fit Plus and balance board!!! I'm not sure when we will 'unveil' it all, probably after our weekend with the Tielmanns. The older kids are 'off' for Spring break and since we're not heading South to visit my parents, it'll provide something new and different for us all.
Last week I mentioned deciding to go ahead with braces for Sumana's teeth. Well, SCRATCH THAT! (to the tune of 5,000 scratches!!!) Her braces cost more than Andrew AND Gretchen's braces PLUS another $800!!!! Insane! Her monthly brace payments are the amount I would expect to pay for a CAR!!! (Can you hear my sarcasm and disbelief???!!!!!) I'm getting a second opinion for Sumana and an initial evaluation for Kathleen with an orthodontist in Penn Yan. Unless the cost is a whole lot different, our girl will NOT be getting braces.
Well, I must sign off quickly, I am a very excited and nervous parent this evening. Our girl, Gretchen, went on her very first date tonight with a very nice young man she met in her Music classes at FLCC. Nate even called earlier this week to talk to Greig and get his permission to take her out to dinner. Yikes!! I knew this day was coming . . . . but it's here NOW!!!!