I am going to stop asking myself if this year can get any more eventful. We have had enough of eventful this year. Can we please get back to boring? Please? There are some great things happening along with all the yuck though, so I guess I should stop complaining. Glass half full, glass half full, glass half full.
After two solid weeks of being completely out of commission with back problems, it looks as though Dan will be well enough on Monday morning to start his new job. His back has been bothering him for quite a while now, and it really started acting up while I was in Illinois, to the point that he had to go to the ER on a Saturday night, where they diagnosed him with bulging discs. We have been messing around with pain meds, doctors appointments, more ER visits, and sleepless nights ever since. He has finally been seeing some improvement in the last couple of days, and we are crossing our fingers that he will keep getting better. He NEEDS to start that job on Monday morning, for the sake of all our sanity. Plus we went shopping today and bought him a bunch of new work clothes, so he better make it work one way or another.
Mitch has been in Kentucky since the 24th of June, training for ROTC. He has been stuck with shin splints, and for a few days there, he thought about throwing in the towel and coming home. Now it looks like he is going to see it through to the end though, and he will graduate from training on July 23 and fly home that same day. I sure would love to be able to fly out and see him graduate, but it doesn't look like there is any possibility of that happening, what with work schedules and new jobs and scarce money. We are sure proud of him though, and are planning a big old party when he gets back.
Alisa also has made plans to fly on home. She and Erwann will be coming back to the U.S. the 22nd of August. The really great news is that Erwann has an internship waiting for him in Irvine, CA, so they will be staying stateside for the next while. Looks like their plans are all coming together.
Audrey got back from girl's camp today, tired and un-sunburned for once. It has been a rainy week. It has been a rainy July. Weird. It never rains in Utah in July. It better not rain on my birthday. Oh wait, I forgot. I decided not to have any more birthdays. Scratch that. Next up on the agenda is youth conference, the first week of August, I think. Summer needs to slow down. I feel like it hasn't started yet, and it is already almost over.
Olivia made the momentous decision this morning to cut off her long hair. I didn't want her to, but it is her hair, so off we went to the salon. It does look adorable on her, and she got a free haircut because she had ten inches to donate to Locks of Love, so bonus there!
And other than the grand announcement that I cleaned out the fridge today, that is just about all the news that's fit to print around here.