Well, the rain has returned to Vancouver. Now that it's started, it'll pretty much rain all winter. It does make for coziness inside the house: candles, pots of soup, sweaters, warm slippers, fire in the fireplace . . . all the things that say fall. We don't get a lot of color here in the fall, although we do have a tiny bit, because most of the huge amount of trees here are evergreens. We have some maples spread around, and there's one tree that I can see out my kitchen window that has such pretty orangey-gold leaves right now!
For dinner today I made a pot of homemade chicken noodle soup and bought a loaf of sourdough bread. I've been thinking about making a sourdough starter, and after that loaf today . . . I'm going to have to put feet on those thoughts. It was delicious! I love making soups in the fall and winter, because they're so easy to put together, then they cook on the stove or in the crockpot all day, driving everyone crazy with their good smells! LOL
Andrew had another dentist appointment today. I think I mentioned before that his jaw has been popping - really loud. Our family doctor sent us to an ear/nose/throat specialist, who looked at us like we were crazy for coming to him with something so simple, diagnosed TMJ, and referred us back to our own dentist. The dentist made the molds for a night guard for Andrew to wear to help relax his jaw at night and gave us absolutely no other instructions other than, "It should get better now." I'm going to have to do some research to see what the next step should be if this guard doesn't work. I'm not real happy with the cost of this thing, but I suppose that's just the way it is. The Lord has reminded me several times in the past half hour since we left the dentist's office that He knows all about it and will supply the need, but my wife/mama heart keeps crying out that we don't have that kind of money!
Samuel is thoroughly enjoying his classes, but he still hasn't had any job offers. He paid his next installment on his school bill, and now he's walking by faith! ;) We teach them all their lives to live by faith, then when it's time for them to practice it, we hover over like we did when they were learning to walk physically! This is another hard step of parenthood: watching each child learn to make his own way. He does have a very good prospect with a security company, but he has to pay for their training up front, then wait for his certification to go through and get his proof of training - about 2 weeks of waiting.
I guess that's about it for now. Life is just humming along right now, full of the little things a wife and mom does - cleaning, cooking, laundry, schooling, Sunday school lessons, hobbies. Not very exciting, except that it's my family and home, and every day has its own pleasant rhythm. I hope you're enjoying your family and home too!
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