So, I started this blog with a plan of regularly writing the interesting things that happen in our lives. As it turns out there are fewer than I thought. :-) Also, I am awful at remembering to post. So here are some updates:
Levi helped with the sets for the homeschool play this year. They did Around the World in 80 Days and by all accounts it was wonderful. He didn't really want to do it, but I prodded and he really seems to have enjoyed it. While he had down time during rehearsals he listened to his MP3 player which Doug imported a bunch of songs and comedy to and he liked that as well. He is an easy boy to keep occupied.
Paige is funny as always, while at the Capitol, a Senator asked her if she was going to be good and she responded, "it's possible." She also told me she needs to buy more lion figurines because she has too many elephants and they will take over if the lions can't keep up. That's my Paigie.
Doug and I are great. Our schedules are weird and I wish we could see more of each other, but I like that he is able to take off for the kids things sometimes (and really wants to even without my asking!) and sometimes we have days off together, but when I'm at home at night alone, it makes me miss him a lot (like tonight).
Co-op has started back up again. We just love it! I am the 7th-12th grade coordinator again and the classes are very fun and easy on me. I am teaching a dissection class (which I have done six or eight times at least) and a "Planning for the Future" class that helps kids with note taking and career and/or job planning and whatever else the kids feel like talking about.
Stupid Rep. Talboy has decided that midwives should be felons again and has proposed a bill that might possibly license some midwives, but in actuality will just drive the vast majority of them back into the dark. I'm upset about this a great deal and would like to help all I can. The leadership of our main lobbying groups is very, um, well, not me LOL and might not want my type of help and I will defer to them. We have gotten this far with a very conservative lead and considering the Republicans have a majority in the state, it makes sense to have "friendlies" take the lead. I have been able to talk outside the dome to several legislators from both parties and it's amazing how much more influence a casual conversation can have than a sit-down, scheduled conversation, which, of course, is where lobbyists earn their keep. Hopefully, we will be able to stave off this newest assault while we try to pin down exactly what the midwives of Missouri want for their legal status.
So, why I don't write...well, I'm lazy, but really, I just don't think about the dull every day things being of interest to anyone else. I'll try to do better...