A couple things today:
--I took Matt to the doctor again today. That makes 3 times in 5 weeks. I don't think he has been to the doctor 3 times in the last 15 years. The doctor ordered more tests and changed his meds. I hope this works or they find something soon. Matt wanted a blessing last night but neither our home teacher nor our two neighbors answered their phones when we called. He finally asked his dad and I am trying very hard not to pass judgement on his worthiness (or not).
--A transformer blew outside our house last night. It was sort of scary when it happened- a big flash of light followed by an even bigger boom and total darkness. I will admit to jumping when it happened. That transformer blew about 14 years ago and it took crews almost 12 hours working through the night to restore power. I pulled out the flashlights and kerosene laterns. I then sent the kids to bed with extra blankets because I really did not expect to have power today. I went through my list of food and what we could eat that didn't need cooking, knowing that if it came down to it, I could light a fire in the stove downstairs to keep us warm and also to cook on. We had power restored by about 1 am. Gotta love those service employees willing to work throught the night in 10* weather to restore our power. Their lights flashing in the window half the night- not so much.
-- Because of the above power outage, I am behind on my paper on The Current State of the Profession of Counseling the Culturally Diverse. I could be done if I didn't have to have references and site them in the paper. Oh, and if I knew what I was talking about. I am getting frustrated with the slowness of the process, so I figured it would be better to tell you about it than pull out all my hair.
So now you know. Back to cultural and linguistic standards.