Saturday, May 6, 2017

Life is Crazy.

Truly it is. There are just not enough hours in the day. Between keeping up with the shop and dealing with issues, I am not getting much else done.

But I am calm about what we are going through with the twins. It started when Kaleb was supposed to be selling candy bars for band and decided he could keep the money. And spend it all on sweets. He got a taste of having big bucks and it has escalated. But we have enlisted appropriate help, both the school SRO and the local sheriff. And since Kayla willingly covers for him and accepts part of the money, she was talked to too. She seems to realize the seriousness, but to him it is merely a game.

I am hoping that the five weeks at a very regimented, closely supervised mission camp this summer will make a difference.

Here are some general updates.

Rick got a new job a few months ago. God really opened the door and he walked right into a job that is closer to home and pays better. So that has been a big blessing.

Tyler is busy with the shop. He is becoming an expert garage sale shopper. He sniffs out the best deals. He also can buy bits and pieces and assemble things. He sells the geeky stuff--action heroes, Marvel, Ninja turtles etc. I have the dolls, stuffed animals cute stuff.

We are really full. After I took the pictures below, we packed a bunch of it to sell at a church sale tomorrow. It's a different group of shoppers so we took some of the things that aren't selling at the shop.

Jessica took Winter to her two-week appointment today. There is a concern, so she is being referred to a pediatric endocrinologist. I wonder if she'll get the one Jasmine has? We were sent over an hour away, but the dr was worth it.

We had a get together for those who hadn't met Winter to meet her. River got some presents too.

And River had her modeling debut at a local boutique

Adam came over to meet River and brought his whole crew. I think they are going to be joining us in NC this summer.

Jasmine is really, really, really stress about school. We only have four weeks left, and it looks like she'll be taking algebra for the third time next year and repeating English 2 and possibly one other class. She is really looking forward to to choir tour which leaves about three hours after school ends!! Then we leave for NC/IN and OH a day after she gets home. Crazy summer!

The twins turn 12 next week. They leave for camp the day after NC. Unfortunately they are very short on money and will have to drop to the Florida team. They are even very short on it.

Kaleb was there, you can see his hand in the picture, but I didn't get one of just him.

Anyway, this is a brief update, and it's taken me three days to write it!


Felicia said...

If I was close I'd come shop! How much for your horse collection?

Kathy Cassel said...

LOL. I put boots and all my horses on the table this week because it's rodeo week and nothing. I even have two fisher price barns $10, a snap together red barn that I added three horses to $10, a whole miniature set (they are like 1" tall) $3, and two small barns with two horses each $3 and not one sold. I also have horses single from .50 to $3. Crazy. I'll post my horse table next week. I did sell two pairs of toddler sz 5 shoes and my only 2 pairs of men's boots. I sell cheap too.