I didn’t mention it here, but I really wanted to write a post every day for the month of November. I was doing pretty well, but then I tapered off. Ah, well, story of my life. So I’ll catch you up on what’s been going on in my favorite style – bullet points. :-)
* Physical therapy has been going well. Savannah is usually distractable with toys the first half hour, then she gets tired and by the end she is just crying. We’ve been twice now. The first day they worked on getting her to put weight on her arms. The second day they worked on getting her to stand and put weight on her legs. The therapist said that she put 90% of her weight on her legs several times, which is good!
* The more I research the do about the TSA and their current policies, the more I don’t want to fly. I will, if I really need to, but I want to avoid it as much as possible. Therefore, I am looking up alternatives to getting up to New England for our delayed Christmas with the in-laws in January. One option is to drive, which is about 20 hours. The other is to take Amtrak, which is just slightly longer. The latter is more expensive, but also more convenient. The thought of taking a train sounds fun to me, but we’ll see how it goes.
* I have been sewing recently. I wish I could put up pictures, but I can’t because I’ve been working on Christmas presents. :-) I have found that sewing and babies and cats don’t mix, and it’s been hard (or rather, impossible) to find time and be completely uninterrupted. I’ve really been enjoying it, though.
* I picked up some new hair bows for Savannah. The ones I had, though adorable, very quickly were too small for the abundance of hair my daughter has. I’ve been putting her hair up in ponytails or pigtails, but sometimes it’s hard to get her to stay still to wrap the band around several times. I found some bows that had bigger clips and I can use them to pull the hair out of her face. So cute!! I wonder how hard they are to make?
* I have been coordinating a Christmas sponsor program at our church – helping out some needy families in the area by getting the kids presents. I know this is going to be worth it, but it’s been a challenge to figure out how to best go about this without asking too much of people. The ministry I’m working with expects each child to get about $75 in presents, which is really high for most of the people in our congregation. So, I ended up breaking down each child’s wish list, and writing them out on paper ornaments that I’m going to hang on a Christmas tree at church. Sort of like an Angel Tree. I hope this works! We have 12 kids to sponsor, so if you’re interested in contributing for the ornaments that don’t get chosen, I’m sure they would appreciate it. :-)
* Speaking of, I really should go finish the info sheet to give out to the people about sponsoring a child. And since I don’t want this post to sit in my drafts forever, I am posting it now!