Friday, March 22, 2013

Thinking inside my head....

Good Morning Company Girls....I sit here this morning without much to say...I know!....very odd.!
There are many things going thru my head...some things I could share,...others I just need to keep tucked away for awhile....so,..what to talk about.....
Well, start at the top.....hubby is ending his second week back at work.....except for him having the actual surgery, it was lovely having him home for seven weeks....a little touch of retirement, which unfortunately will be at least five years coming yet....now the next big thing,...hopefully....is getting away in June for our fortieth wedding anniversary! Yes, forty years...hard to believe.....hubby has been busy planning, researching(he loves that part...I think he should become a travel agent when he retires) the best deals....places to stay, car rentals, airplane flights.....he's been waiting for our income tax return to come in so he could book our flights....he spent a whole evening, coordinating times and such, going back and forth between two airlines to get the best deal....he loved it! He 's a crazy guy!

Things have been very busy with the at home kids.....Megan , our youngest , will be 18 this July and because she's developmentally delayed will qualify for something called ODSP....it's a pension from the government for people that have difficulty functioning in the general populace because of their disability.
This application involves an interview with an ODSP social worker, copious paperwork to be filled out, a trip to the family doctor for him to fill out more forms...then finally , mailing it all into the government for their approval! It's kind of involved....I already did it a few years ago for son Ben, so I had a little idea of the involvement....but, it's like child birth...you forget the nasty stuff! So, Megan is done, but, since daughter Maya had her breakdown at Christmas and really can't work right now, in fact were not sure if she ever will, we are doing the same application for her ...which meant another visit to the ODSP office, another doctors appointment, filling out more papers, looking up testing reports in her file to submit...and on and on it goes....
Ben is completing his bus training course....a course that teaches people with developmental delays how to safely negotiate the public transit system in our city. Ben has done very well and is enjoying his independence! He's also been working with an employment coach to hopefully get another job that gives him more than his two 3 hour shifts at the local drug store.

Maya is still recovering and at this moment , not doing too badly....except for driving her mother crazy! She spends a lot of time on her computer, more than I would like....it's a fine line between gently pushing her to do stuff and taking a step back, without too much pressure.

So,..in the next week....hubby goes out to California from early Monday to a late return on Wednesday night...for business,...unfortunately, since it's such a brief trip there won't be much time for relaxation...except for maybe the long flights! I'm just hoping he doesn't overdo...

Then, onto Easter! We're looking forward to it.....not only for the significance of the celebration in remembering what The Lord sacrificed for us, but having family come together, have dinner together and just enjoy each other. Since our Christmas kind of didn't exist when Maya became ill, we are really looking forward to it.

So, hopefully next week will be a time of cleaning and preparations for a time of coming together....a time of being thankful for what we have come thru and what is to come.

Have a lovely weekend!



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2 comments:

joyceandnorm said...

Will be keeping your hubby in my prayers. Is he coming to my area? He will luckily miss the rain that is forecasted on Wednesday...in Northern CA anyway. My hubby loves researching for our trips too. :)

Rachel Anne said...

Oh boy, those applications sound intimidating. I guess they want to make you really jump through some hoops first. I'm sure you're glad to have that behind you!

Where will you go for your 40th? Sounds like you've got a great travel agent there....you'll have an amazing time, just being together and celebrating the milestone. Tom and I will mark 30 years this summer, and I'm not sure if we'll get to do a big trip or not (conflicting work trips) but I hope we can at least get away to a local place for a weekend. Gosh, I can't believe we've been married that long...and you've got another 10 on us!! Way to go.

Enjoy your Easter prep! We have family coming over so I guess I'll be doing some extra cleaning as well. Good excuse to finally get those cobwebs.