My favorite season of the year now that we live in Wisconsin has got to be Autumn. The leaves turning golden oranges are like medicine to my hurried life. The weeks buzz by so fast lately, I hardly know the date anymore. I have my school, work school, Jim’s school, and 3 girls in school, not to even mention Sunday school. So life is just about school these days! I assume as the girls get older their school will begin to take more of my time, so it’s a good thing I am planning to be done with grad school by the end of this year.
Erika, who will be 10 next month is in 5th grade and is proud to be the one who has the longest nails in her class and most likely her whole school. She has begun taking a great interest in make up and nail painting. And those of you who know me most are chuckling now because it is doubtful you have ever seen me with my fingernails painted (unless you were at my wedding and happened to notice). I used to force Erika to cut her nails by actually sitting on top of her and pinning her hands down and cutting them myself. Well, it dawned on me this summer that most moms don’t do that to their 9 year olds. So while in California I had my mom (one time beautician to the stars) teach Erika to take care of long nails. Erika is now more proficient in nail care then most adults, certainly the adults in our household!
Other than kids and school, you ask? Well, there’s rock and roll. Jim’s band continues to play live in many of the local venues. His gig success with MINE has surpassed the old Hundredfold days luckily and I am at nearly every gig snapping pictures and enjoying the music. The guys in the band are all so nice and have gotten used to my budding in to help Jim with sound check, to take photos, or to roll up cords at the end of the session. I have volunteered to make a website, of course.