Monday Life Update

Good Morning!

I’ve been delinquent as a blogger. Honestly, I didn’t have anything set to publish ahead of time (it’s a busy time of the year and I haven’t spent much time writing) and then I got terribly ill last Monday evening and I’m just now starting to feel normal again. It was likely food poisoning, although I’m not sure what the culprit was. Reverend John joked yesterday that it would take some pretty tricky bacteria to poison me because I’m so obsessive about what I eat and how old it is. I won’t even drink milk if the sell by date is tomorrow. Oh well, I think I’m over it.

Yesterday was, of course, the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. I honestly hadn’t expected the anniversary to affect me quite the way it has. I remember the day ten years ago caused me a lot of anxiety and I had shades of that yesterday. At Youth Group, we discussed it briefly. The students in the room were too young to have good memories of that day, but they did have questions about the events. The boys and I  gathered on our bed and watched “102 Minutes” on the History Channel last night.

It’s a busy time of year. I’m training lots of new Girl Scout Leaders, working on recruiting Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers, inviting people to the Young Life Banquet and preparing youth group lessons and fall activities. Jason’s working through his fall window cleaning list, riding his bike and getting ready for his cool weather hiking season. Jonas seems to like school better this year. He’s had some friends over, has gone to movies and the skating rink on weekend nights (you know…without parents!).

Fall is here. It’s beautiful and my very favorite time of year. I’m hoping we’ll have a lot of Fall since it’s starting so early (and that Winter takes its time getting here).