So it’s been a rough few months here. So rough I almost forgot I had a blog. And then something would happen and I’d think, “That would make a really great blog post!” But then I’d get all tangled up in whatever it was that was happening and I’d forget to write that blog post. So now I’m going to try and write it all down here and hope that you forgive me, because this is going to get messy.
First of all, Ty graduated high school!!!!!
I’m using lots of exclamation points because it’s that exciting and there was a very real possibility that he wouldn’t. We learned that at the beginning of May, Ty had a few substandard letters on his report card that both parents and school officials tend to see as, well, negative in the process of obtaining a high school diploma. After two weeks, the verdict was that Ty would graduate because he had enough credits, but would not be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies because of the failing grades. Then, in a surprise turn of events, Ty turned those F’s in to D’s and would be allowed to not only graduate but also march across that stage. This announcement was made the day before graduation ceremonies, of course.
But he did it! We are proud of him. No we just hope he survives the summer. He's a teenage boy, after all.
Then Nature Boy had surgery.
|Endless medical paperwork...|
It all started in May when he had a sore and swollen throat. We saw three different doctors and tried three different medications before the last one finally referred him to an ENT specialist. Turns out he had a ginormous stone in his salivary gland, which ended up requiring removal of the gland. That knocked him out of commission for about two weeks, but he's all better now and he's got a pretty cool scar on his neck.
Of course, we also decided to expand our gardening efforts this year. We planted a bunch more raspberries, added some blueberry bushes, another apple tree and a cherry tree.
Glamorous, I know.
We've also been shooting in a lot of archery tournaments.
But I'm back on track now. I've also started a Tumblr to chronicle my life as a farm wife. So if you are feeling neglected here, do check me out over there.