I should have, at the beginning, started just typing the date as a title. It's hard to think of titles and I always want to go with ones like "this and that" or "still here" or something like that. I wonder how many times I've used those in the past 12 years? Probably a lot.
So what is the this and that of this week?
My aunt is in the hospital and I'm very worried about her. Prayers please.
We had board game day yesterday and it was a great time. My son got everyone excited about starting a new Dungeons and Dragons group as well but then I talked to the moms and some of them have serious reservations about D&D. I understand this. I remember reading Harry Potter myself to see what all the fuss was about (and loving it!) and I had some concerns when my youngest started getting fascinated with D&D. I've since checked it out and I think it seems fine, but these ladies don't want to trust their 12 year olds to my judgement. They don't know me that well. I completely don't blame them. Take me back 6 years and reverse our roles and I might not have let my youngest attend. So, we are looking for a tabletop role playing game that is somewhat different and does not use magic. I think we'll find one. The other alternative is to start a D&D group but advertise it to different people or just restrict it to the over 18 people. However, within our board game group that cuts it down to 3 and 2 of those are in my family. :-) Sometimes socialization for homeschoolers and ex-homeschoolers is difficult.
Third item of news is actually from last week, but I've not been blogging all that often, so it's still news. Youngest son and I went to the local community college to try and figure out what his status is there with the financial aid office and to look around. He's trying to decide between an apprenticeship for carpentry and going to this community college. Right now, I think I'm in favor of the community college for a couple of reasons. One is that we met with the learning disabilities director and he is going to really be a great help getting through the classes. Second is that I kind of don't feel our son's future lies in carpentry because he's never really done it and I think at the college he might stumble into what he really likes. Okay, there's a third. There will be young women at the college that he could possibly meet. (socialization issues again!) and (also apparently a fourth!) fourthly, they have a choir and he really loves singing in a choir and would enjoy that very much. We'll see what he chooses. He really needs to get on it, deciding what he wants to do, because August will be here before we know it.
Speaking of things that will be here before we know it, the wedding is in a month!!! We've got a ton of planning and things to do for that. It's exciting, but kind of scary. I'm going to have to dance in front of people! Terrifying.
I hope you all have a good week. Don't forget to pray for my aunt!