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OK, so what happened to the slower, lazy, laid-back days of summer? They seem to be too fast and too busy, but here are some of the highlights of the last week:
1. A replaced gift card. Almost two years ago when we moved one week and then went back to SC to help Jeremy move, I had a birthday in there, and my main gift was a sizable gift card. Somewhere in all the shuffling, it got lost. I knew I had put it back in the birthday card and assumed I’d find it as I continued unpacking, but didn’t. After some months I told my husband about it. We still had the receipt, so he was going to see if they would replace it. But here that store isn’t near us, so we just kept forgetting about it. We had to go somewhere the week before last that was near that place and finally took care of it, and after taking the information and checking their records, they sent us a replacement. They didn’t even take any off the balance — Jim said it was illegal to do so now. So that’s a relief, and now I can plan a shopping excursion.
2. Touring a local community college. They seemed really on top of things, everyone was very helpful, and we were impressed.They have ties with several universities, so after getting a two-year associates degree he can go on to a university and have his credits transfer. And he gets plunged into his major courses right away, so he can find out early on whether the major he is interested in in one that he likes and can handle.
3. Good talks. If Jesse goes to the above college, which seems likely at this point, he’ll be the first of my children not to go to a Christian college. That makes me both sad and apprehensive, but we had a good talk about ways to handle that. A couple of kids from his high school are going there, he’ll be living at home and going to the same church, so hopefully he will stay grounded. Of course, ultimately, whether in a Christian or secular place, one’s own relationship with the Lord needs to be maintained and one needs to walk closely with Him.
4. Mexican food! We went to a Mexican food place for lunch after the tour Monday and then had enchiladas last night.
5. Finishing books. Books are always a favorite. but I was bogged down in a long one for a while, so it was nice to complete that and get on to some others.
I keep thinking the next week will be slower and less busy, but it hasn’t happened so far. Maybe this will be the week that comes true!