Oh, what a bad blogger I've become. I posted the boys missionaries photos, but didn't even write about what has gone on in the last few weeks. I caught this cold (I think it is the H1N1 virus from my youngest son - but I am too cheap to go into the doctor just to have it confirmed) and it has just taken the wind out of my sails. I've made it to work everyday - but barely. For a whole week I wore a heavy duty dust mask respirator to avoid spreading my germs around the office. I didn't go to the gym for a whole week. I've been back three days this week, but only a fast walk on the treadmill. I have my Halloween photos, but I never got them posted and now it is almost Thanksgiving. I feel a little worse today because last night I had to go recover the Explorer from the high school parking lot. Sarah left the headlights on all day and we've long since lost the door key (which is different from the ignition key). We rely on the electric locks to unlock the doors, but when there is no battery they don't work. And if you can't get the car opened, you can't pop the hood the jump the car. I did eventually get the hood opened and as soon as I connected up the battery to jump I was able to get the car unlocked. All that "work" left me exhausted and feeling slightly more ill today. Happily, we didn't have to engage the services of a locksmith (happily for us, not him). I watched my show, So You Think You Can Dance, tonight. I actually didn't even feel well enough to enjoy it. I have the muscle aches and pains back. I really just feel like whining, which is what a blog entry is good for - then the rest of my family members don't have to listen to me.
I am happy to say that both my boys are enjoying their missions and doing well. Everyday is a great experience for Jordan. He loves being in Brazil. His language skills are improving day by day. Jared is going to have all of eastern Alabama baptized before he comes home. Every email we receive from him has news of new baptismal commitments or baptisms executed. He has such a positive attitude and so much faith that he has gone into several "difficult" areas and found incredible success. It is hard to believe that he will be coming home in less than 6 months (on a positive note that means I get to go on a vacation with my wife in less than 6 months back to our old stomping grounds, well close).
Sarah did very well on her ACT so she is looking as some good scholarships to state colleges. She just needs to figure out which one she wants to attend. She is, and always has been, an academic child. Jonathan played in his first band concert of the year. He has become so accomplished on the saxophone that he should really be playing with the high school band - I guess that will happen next year. He keeps up with his sister gradewise also.
I've been sitting at the computer for too long and now my neck is starting to hurt bad. The dryer is starting to beep that the load is done. I can hear the washer on the final rinse cycle and there are three laundry baskets with close waiting to be put away. I guess those are all indicators that I need to close this blog entry and move onto to more mundane tasks demanding my attention.
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