Or, should I say "Little News?" I am expecting another baby! I will give you more specifics when I learn more. Looks like it will be a late fall/early winter baby.
I am feeling well. I will still be tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin D deficiency (Friday, April 24th), but I am having far less joint pain. My sleep schedule is much improved. I am getting up much earlier than I used to. I am NOT as tired as I was just one month ago. Overall, there has been a lot of improvement. I think that God has been at work answering prayers for my healing.
In other news: We still have not gotten the garden planted, it has been so cold, rainy, and windy. The good news is that the weather has been too consistently cold for storms and tornadoes! My schedule that I wrote out for planting, in accordance with the Old Farmer's Almanac, has been obliterated by the weather. Nothing got planted in March. Nothing has been planted in April. And, as for planting certain things on the backside of the moon (that would be a three-day window of April 22-24), well, that is not looking so good either...
Lastly, we are having trouble with snakes (non-venomous, just scary). Yesterday, Becca ran out of our bedroom screaming "SNAKES!" Paul and I said "IN OUR ROOM???!!!" And we found (at that time) two snakes in our window sill - good thing the window was shut!!!
Later, we saw three snakes in the window. There were two blue racers, and one black rat snake. The black rat is the one with the glossy head. The biggest is about 6 feet long!
You can see from this picture that the snakes are getting into the window through the rotted out window casings... they are actually slithering through our walls! I did not panic too much, really, I was ok... afterall, it was in the window, not my actual room. And, hey, it is ever homeschool mom's dream to have such wonderful science lessons at her fingertips, right? Now, if it was mice in the windows (or walls), I would be hyperventilating. Seriously, I have a real phobia of mice. I cannot even look at a picture of one. But, snakes eat mice... actually, the Black Rat Snake constricts them, then eats them - how cool is that?
You can believe that I am a little more upset about the snakes than I let on above. Becca was up crying in the middle of the night because she thinks she heard a snake. I had to sing her to sleep. Even Paul agrees that it is time to move from this house. Sure the rent is next to nothing, but we cannot live like this.
One last update - school is going very well! I am spending an hour every day with Rebecca and Nelson just on reading. They are gaining momentum. And, we are keeping up with all our other subjects well too. It is good to be back into a solid school routine! I teach the kids most days, but Paul helps me a great deal! And, when I am too tired, he takes over.
That is all for today's update. My parents just pulled in the driveway for a visit. I gotta go!