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Six months

January 17th, 2011

6 months collage

That’s how long it has been since I last wrote. Shameful, isn’t it? So much has transpired in our lives since then.

Baby Clara is growing, healthy, and as happy as can be. My only complaint is that she still doesn’t sleep through the night all the time, but she’s such an agreeable baby otherwise, I can almost forgive her for that.

Gavin turns five tomorrow. It’s hard for me to believe. He is starting to read and loves letters and numbers. A few weeks ago he was diagnosed with autism, so we have a lot to learn so that we can help him learn to cope with this big intense world.

Olga is enjoying every minute of life. She’s in Girl Scouts, and gymnastics, and soon her art classes start up again. She is vivacious and cheerful, and befriends everyone she meets.

Erik started college a couple weeks ago, thanks to the Montgomery GI bill. He’s taking a heavy load, and has to commute to school three days a week. I’ve never seen him work so hard. He’s thinking about getting his teaching credentials, but right now he’s just enjoying his classes.

As for me, I’m pooped. I just got off deadline, so I’m going to try to cool my jets for a few days and catch up on some sleep (baby willing). My sewing machines all went to the shop for a tune up and repairs, so I hope to be back in business soon. I’m hoping to get my garage (aka studio) straightened up a bit. Maybe I’ll even get my little etsy shop back online in the next few weeks.

I’ve missed writing. I’ll be back again.

This dream of mine

  1. Trina
    January 24th, 2011 at 12:36 | #1

    I’ve been popping in to check on you…welcome back!

  2. Carrie
    January 24th, 2011 at 21:11 | #2

    I’m glad to see you’re back! I’ve been reading Backwoods Home off and on since it’s inception and when you were still a young girl. It’s interesting to hear about your life and the projects that you like to work on. I have two young children at home and like to garden, can, bake, sew and just make stuff too. Anyway I’ll drop in again……

  3. Katie
    January 27th, 2011 at 15:14 | #3

    I am sorry to hear that Gavin got diagnosed with Autism. We know a few autistic kids though the gluten free community. Most autistic kids do VERY well (you wouldn’t even know they have autism) on a gluten free/casein free diet. We know some that go as far as grain free. If you decide to go down “that road” and need any help in the gluten free department let me know.

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