Monday, April 13, 2009

Life in Progress

I am in the middle of so much right now I can hardly keep it all straight. It is unusual for me to be engaged in so many things at one time as I prefer to finish one book/project/job completely before moving on to the next. Right now that is not to be. ;)

My bookshelf is often a microcosm of what is going on in my life - what I am learning, where I am growing, my struggles and joys and right now that is most definitely true. Typically I am working on one book at a time, but again, that's not life right now. God seems to be stretching me in many directions at once. Here is what I am currently reading:

Daily Reading Bible: Through the Bible in a Year (ESV)

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood

Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger's and Social-Communications Problems by Ted Baker
along with The Social Skills Picture Book by Ted Baker

Grace Based Parenting by Ted Kimmel

Home Education, Volume 6 by Charlotte Mason

As for life in general, we finally had a new roof put on our home after Hurricane Ike did some significant damage to ours back in September. We've had sick kids, cars to get fixed, errands to run, waaaay overdue haircuts and all sorts of other distractions. In addition, dh is on a fourteen week "Wellness Program" with our doctor and is required to eat six times a day. Very few processed foods are permitted which means I have been cooking tons more than normal - and I already cooked quite a bit! It's all worth it as he has lost 2o pounds in six weeks. Yahoo!!! I've had friends in the past who said to me, "We just had so much to do that we didn't get to school this week." I would always shake my head and think, "Hmmm. How exactly does that happen?" Well now I know! This past two weeks has found us outside the classroom more than in it.

It has not all been drudgery though. We've been strawberry picking and started a butterfly garden in the middle of all this busyness! Life is good, even when it is sometimes hard. Does that even make sense? ;)



Renee said...

I completely empathise with you. Hang in there until the Lord lightens the load. Hope you enjoy the great reading!

Alycia in Va. said...

With regards to the wellness challenge and having to prepare so many extra meals....I always say "Either you pay now or you'll pay later". Congrads on his weight loss, that's great.

Amy said...

Congratulations on surviving the last couple of weeks, and for your husband's weight loss. I live in Austin and have had some health probelems. At one point, I had found information the wellness clinic that I think you are talking about, but lost it. Do you mind sharing? I am thinking of making a visit there to see if he can help me with IBS, fibromyalgia, etc.
Thanks so much,