This week, I am thankful:
for Lisey’s new housing arrangement
Lisey moved in with my aunt and uncle!
There were several little kids in the house where she was renting a room before, and they were young enough that they were keeping her up at night.
So when my aunt and uncle offered for her to live in their spare room, she decided to take them up on it.
Luckily, she was just on a month-to-month arrangement, so it worked out fine for her to leave her original rental.
This situation is seriously awesome; my aunt and uncle live in a lovely house that they built themselves, on a wooded lot. Lisey has a queen bed! And her own bathroom!
Aaaaand my aunt and uncle have a cat.
Not to mention that my aunt and uncle are delightful people; Lisey felt immediately at home with them when we had dinner with them a few weeks back.
She really is living her best life, and I am very touched by how kind my aunt and uncle have been to Lisey; just such a wonderful example of the best of what extended family can be!
So, yay for a home away from home for Lisey.
There are so many little things that had to fall into place for this to eventually happen, and I’m thankful to see God’s kind mercy in working all of this out for her.
that Lisey’s gotten to work on her car with my dad
She’s always eager to learn how to do new work on her car, so she’s had two sessions at his garage with him recently; one to replace her brakes, and the other to replace her struts and swaybar links.
I think this is great! My dad has oodles of car knowledge, and it’s so great he can pass some of it on to Lisey.
that Sonia has a really fun health professor
She’s doing one of her required health credits this semester, and her professor is full of joyful enthusiasm.
A 100-level health class could be a really boring affair, but I think this professor will make it delightful, even online.
for a new babysitting job for Sonia
She’s got a two-day-a-week gig babysitting for a college math professor, and it’s less than 5 minutes from our house. Great pay, fun kids, and a close location? Perfect.
for cooler air
The week started out pretty hot, but tomorrow, our high is only 77!
Looking at the forecast, I think we are done with the 90-95 degree days for the summer, and I am thrilled.
It may still be humid some days, but humid at 80 degrees is different than humid at 95.
that I got to play a game with my littlest niece
We played two games of Candyland on Sunday, and as usual, I lost both times.
I never win at Candyland, which makes it a perfect game to play with small people. I don’t care that I lose, and they are delighted to always win!
for my girls cheering me on with my school
I think this is a fun sort of turn in life; I’ve spent the last 17 years homeschooling my kids (of course this involves cheering them on in their education) and now they are cheering me on as I return to college.
Zoe made this sign for me on my first day of returning to a real classroom!
Because people always ask about my schooling: I’m doing 1 class/semester for the next four semesters to knock out my remaining prerequisites and then I plan to apply to the nursing program, as Zoe will have graduated high school by then.
that we have a printer
Even though so much college work is online, Sonia and I still find ourselves needing to print assignments, worksheets, and study guides.
So, I am super grateful to have a printer!
that our printer is so cheap to use
We finally replaced our ink-hog printer last year with this Canon printer, and I just love it.
It has huge, refillable ink tanks and the large bottles of ink for refilling are very cheap.
So, now I never feel worried about the cost when I have to print something!
(A set of those little cartridges for my former printer cost as much as the printer itself initially cost.)