I know I haven’t posted much lately.Â I just feel like I hardly have time to be on-line right now.Â So, here is a quick (I hope) update on things here.
Home:Â No lookers yet.Â We have decided to go down a bit on our asking price, and we are having an open house tomorrow.Â We don’t really expect anything from the open house, but hey, it will mean left over cookies for me to munch.Â We have been working at maintaining the house and yard.Â I don’t do well with plants.Â I kill them.Â Not intentionally, mind you, I just am not a good person to put to work in the garden.Â As hard as I try to keep them alive they just don’t manage well under my care.Â That being said, I am grateful for only having to replace some of the flowers we have put out so far.Â I don’t feel like the house will sell really soon.Â Right now I am ok with that.Â I feel at peace as I think of it being in the Lord’s time.
Work:Â Sione felt that after 12 years at the same place of employment it was time to move on.Â I felt good about it, and we prayed and felt that it was the right choice.Â So he gave his notice.Â We are now looking at him possibly starting up another company similar to what he has been doing up in Boise, Idaho.Â As Sione puts it, we are about 95% sure we will be moving there.Â We prayed, went to the temple, discussed it as a couple, discussed it as a family, and we feel this is were we are supposed to go.Â We will be moving within 3 to 6 months if we do go.Â It feels so right.Â It’s a little hard, too.Â To be so far from family and friends will be difficult.Â We have such a great support group here.Â I know we can visit any time, and there is always letters, e-mail, and phone calls, but I know that it will be hard.Â I am also trying to look into what is available for homeschoolers up there.Â I’m trying to feel out the homeschool community up there, and particularly trying to figure out the best way to find other TJEd homeschoolers.Â I love being a part of American Youth Leadership Institute and all of there groups.Â I don’t know how I’ll do it, if I feel I need to start up something similar up there.Â I hope there are some similar groups already in place.
Hair:Â I finally cut Sione and the boy’s hair again.Â They needed it.Â Tevita had a particularly long interval between cuts this time.Â Cute curls don’t really inspire me to get out the scissors, KWIM?Â I also got my hair cut.Â I was having nightmares about my hair.Â It was time.Â I have a little longer than jaw-line soft A-line that is stacked in the back.Â And I asked her how to style it, since I really don’t know much about styling hair in anything other than a braid, ponytail, barrette, or just straight.Â I have now successfully styled it twice!Â Woohoo!
Books:Â I have recently read The Hiding Place by Corrie TenBoom….again.Â Ah, I love that book.Â As someone else recently said, that book shows a family with an EXCELLENT Core Phase.Â It is a beautiful book.Â Definitely a Healing Story.Â I have also read the Lamb versions of Twelfth night or As You Will, and King Lear. Â I am about to start reading the original version of both of those in preparation for taking my family down to the Shakespearean Festival in July.Â I am debating between starting People of the Sparks (sequel to City of Ember) or the Lord of the Rings trilogy with my family.Â We have been just keeping up with the children’s book group we were doing and the biographies for Knights of Freedom.Â Now both of those are done, and I feel a little more freedom to pick books because we choose them, not because of a deadline for something.Â We have told the girls we will take them to Les Miserables in June if they will read an abridged version of the book.Â They said they would, and I am going to pick up the unabridged version to start reading again in preparation for it as well.Â Oh, and for my book group we are going to be discussing The Peacegiver in June, so I will need to get my hands on that.
Well, that’s all I can think of right now.
Stand for Something.