In my Kitchen:
working on the sour dough bread, supposedly the starter was ready today, so I started to knead more rye flour into the starter to make it into loaves. I hated the way it felt on my hands, very different from wheat flour, so Bethany gladly helped me out. I have my doubts about whether it will turn out or not. Tomorrow will tell, when I bake it. It's supposed to sit for another day after you make the dough.
I really doubt it will be good.
Lentil soup for a too-late dinner. I felt crummy from waiting too long to eat.
Out and About:
A group of homeschooling moms got together at the park today while our kids got to know one another. Our purpose: a support group for moms with kids who have Asprger's or ADHD, learning differences (especially social learning differences/challenges). It was SO good to be with other moms in this particular trench. We were all like parched people at an Oasis of fellowship. Our aspie kids were all begging us to go home LONG before we had had our fill. typical. But they got along.
We are moving forward towards getting a diganosis for Maia and Eric. Maia's speech therapy evaluations came back clean and clear (no need for speech therapy) but certain markers on the tests that indicate possible autistic spectrum issues were really strong, so now she's slated for further testing when school starts back up in August. No surprises there. I predict that when it's all said and done, that three out of four of my kids will be diagnosed on the spectrum, and the other one has sensory issues. I wish I could buy each of them a weighted blanket.
Looking forward to:
Shopping for camp items starting tomorrow. It looks like Bethany might not go to camp after all. She's just not doing well enough. This makes me sad. For her and for me. I wanted a big break, and I KNOW she wanted to go. Sigh. If I were rich I'd take her to the beach or something. This makes me so sad.
Also looking forward to celebrating Wes and my 17th anniversary on Saturday. Who knows if we'll actually get to go out, because the day is filling up rapidly: Wes and the older girls have food pantry to volunteer at, I have Farmer's market shopping to do, Eric has a Pokemon tournament, and Bethany has a birthday party she's been invited to.
On Friday I'm meeting some new accquaintances to go to the zoo. Deliberately connecting with more families who have spectrum issues. Hope all goes well and we dont' get too fried.
Praying the Rosary more again lately. Good to do. I've been struggling lately with the post-pascha spritual slump and I sure hope to get out of it soon.
Also reflecting on the intentional nature of Christian virtue. Christian virtue is not a feeling, it's a choice.
Yesterday I was listening to pod casts about Church history while folding vast mountains of laundry. Nothing like Church history to liven up laundry folding.
Sorry my blogging has been so mundane lately. It's because my LIFE has been very mundane lately, too. And I seem currently incapable of deep thoughts or eloquence. But who says deep thoughts or eloquence are necessary for the Christian life? I think most of it is rather just putting one foot in front of the other and saying "yes" to God.
I miss my friends in Lexington.