Where did this week go? It's been busy and full of ups and downs.
Everyone here except me has been sick for a few days! How I have so far escaped this bug, I don't know but I'm thanking the Lord because it's a miserable one. At one point this morning, I had all three girls on my lap and they coughed in synchrony while Jesse coughed a few seconds later in the other part of the room. No one covered their mouths which were inches from my face. So if I'm sick in the next few days... well, you know why!
My knitting has been torn out and redone in a smaller size since my toddler Amanda hat was turning out more like an adult size. Actually, it was an adult size, since it fit my head. I am much happier with it and think it will fit at least one of my girls here soon! In reading news, I finished The Book of the Dun Cow and won't say much except that it is one of my favorite books in over a year. So I picked up Farmer Boy again which went well with our TV watching of "Frontier House" (so fun!). Somehow I have never read it; I think the name "Almanzo" bothered me as child, but I really am enjoying it now- maybe even more than the Laura and Mary stories! I was pleased to come across the children's picture book of the same story in the library earlier this week and Lyddie and Millie enjoyed hearing it read aloud over lunch today. I am also picking up When Children Love to Learn as a re-read.
We are painting our bedroom some crazy colors (which is part of why my knitting hasn't grown much this week)! After living in white-walled apartments our whole married life before moving here and then buying this house of ALL white (we're talking.. white ceilings, trim, walls, doors, doorknobs, hinges, cupboards, shelves...), I was excited with the color scheme we picked. It's really whimsical! The walls are "Opalescence," and the trim is "China blue," with an accent wall and a couple doors in "Salsa Diane" - a pinky red. I really love it.
Since we have a family history of hip dysplasia (myself, my grandmother, my great-grandmother), my doctor referred me for a routine x-ray to rule it out in finality for Rosie, and this morning we got a call from the pediatrician's office with the news that while the scan was negative for hip dysplasia, another hip anomaly was identified and we are being referred to Seattle Children's Orthopedic clinic. I don't know what the future holds for us as we pursue more information and treatment but I would love prayers for peace of mind and a quick referral process.
P.S. Jesse read through this blog post as I wrote it and continually corrected my punctuation. Afterward he walked away telling me how much he loves punctuation, how it's an art form, and how he loves to use all kinds of punctuation because it adds beauty and grace to writing. That's some true punctuation love and in effort to show him how much I love him, I have exhibited more care over my punctuation in this post. In case you noticed more hyphens and semi-colons.
Joining up with Ginny's Yarn Along - won't you join too?