Life Near an Iowa Cornfield: Sept 27, 2009
Where to begin?
PIT #3 is back at Timothy Christian and giving Mrs. VandeVort as hard a time as his brother did when we first moved to the area. He his happy that his enforced review of the Yellow Belt form for Tae Kwon Do is over and we are now studying the Camo Belt form. His skills as an RPG gamer are growing, enough that I’d consider taking a family vacation to a nearby convention.
PIT #2 is now a sophomore (*shudder*). With his sister gone, he’s establishing his own identity. He’s a member of chorus, the drama department, AcDec, and the “I can put a car into a sideways spin on gravel” club. He’s trying to convince daddy that because we are now Camo Belts that we need to enroll in weapons class. He’s also VERY happy that Saturday mornings no longer involve spending the day counting cans.
Pvt Black Spartan (formerly known as PIT #1) finished Basic back in August. She’s now at GoodFellow AFB getting her AIT or as she puts it “Learning to be intelligent”. She’s found a group of gamers on base and has weekly D&D sessions with her new friends. She still plays D&D with us on Sunday afternoons via SKYPE. She just recently earned the right to leave base on pass and wear civies while not on base.
Mrs. VS is back to work. She’s interpreting for fourth grade student. Aside from having to deal with an entire class of uncooperative children, she’s glad to be back at work. She has finished her chemotherapy but has started radiation treatments. I’m just glad she’s still here.
VS is enjoying the challenges of his new job. Last week I got to design the entire contest the paper is conducting for a ticket giveaway. I’m glad I’m using my degree again. This fall our church decided to help our sister church (an urban multi-ethnic church) start their new Wednesday evening children’s programs. The logistics of transporting all the puppets, gear, lesson materials, and whatnot can get pretty interesting now that the can van is no longer at my beck and call. We’re getting it done.
There now you’re up to date.