Transitioning a medically complex child from pediatric doctors and insurance to adult care is challenging. And that’s me using my nice words. I have others. August 1 was Shelby’s start date and I have been working on it ever since. Phone calls, emails, paperwork and internet searches. Maybe one day I will get all this figured out.
Shelby and I got to go stay with my sweet PawPaw while my parents (who he lives with) went on vacation. I could listen to stories of his younger days – especially his love story with my Grandma – a long, long time before tiring of them. And he shared some I had never heard this visit! Allie couldn’t go with us because she attended an invitation only PSAT camp. Not my idea of camp as it’s really an intensive cram session for kids with potential to earn National Merit Scholar designation. Crossing my fingers for that scholarship money!
One of the highlights of my summer is now our annual (I hope) trip to the lake with my best friend and her family. I even got behind the boat this year for the very first time. Fellowshipping and laughing with these folks feeds my whole being and brings such joy to me. They are my happy place.
Several doctor and dental appointments readied us for the school year to start on the 18th. Allie is now in 11th grade and Shelby, at 21, is entering her last year of eligibility for the special education transition program. If you need me, you can find me in denial.
In addition to the book I reviewed last week, I read Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman: How I Went from Messed Up to Blessed Up Without Changing a Single Thing by Kerri Pomarolli. I heard Kerri on a podcast and I laughed unladylike all the way through. The book is not nearly as funny. And speaking of podcasts, I’ve added a couple of new ones to my playlist. The RELEVANT Podcast quickly became a favorite full of humor, current events and music. My new guilty pleasure is PEOPLE in the 90’s. For clarity, that’s People Magazine. It’s a mindless deep dive into the popular culture of my teens and twenties.
Haven’t spent as much time in front of the tube this month. I did watch Schmigadoon! on Apple+. My husband bowed out of that one since its full of show tunes. The series parodies all the old musicals with big, bright musical numbers. It has a little too much innuendo for my taste, but not much language. Pretty funny. The hubs and I did sneak in Free Guy at the movies.
That’s about it from here – except I’ll add, “Come on Fall!”. I thank you, I love you, and I pray September treats you well!
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