Yup. That's me. Slug extrodinaire. I haven't blogged in so log I almost forgot how to type. I have noticed that some of the other blogs I read haven't been posting quite so regularly so I don't feel that bad. Anyway, here's that update you've all been waiting to read..............
Our 17 year old foster kid is now 18. He's a senior hoping to graduate in June and just got a part-time job as a dishwasher at a local eatery where one of his buddies also works. He did his junior year in Texas, living with extended family. Right now he is the epitome of teenage angst so some soul searching but without a road map (which he doesn't know how to read). And he wants to get his driver's license. God help us all!
Our little guy is now in Kindergarten and proving to be one heck of a smarty pants. He's still non-verbal but in three languages: English, ASL (sign), and Swedish. The latter two aren't spoken so much but what is said or signed, he understands quite well. He's learned how to navigate a computer (OMG) and can get to the "Thomas the Tank Engine" website in mere seconds. He's also learning how to use an iPad (that the school got him and he gets to keep) which will be a communication device for him. He says only "mama" and "daddy" which, as far as these parents are concerned, is all he needs to say.
And my significant other and I have decided that we've had enough of northern New England winters. And that fact that anywhere we go to shop is at least 30 miles in any direction has prompted us to re-think our current location. Because of hubby's job territory, we've decided that a move a bit further south would put us in a location convenient to family, shopping, and public transportation. Public transportation is pretty non-existent here. The winning state? Northern Delaware, somewhere around Wilmington. It would really shorten my drive to see family in NJ, especially the Jersy shore. And there's no sales tax in Delaware. The downside is that I may have to get a part-time job because there is a state income tax. We're at the beginning of the process. We have a realtor here and in Delaware. Just hope this house will sell as quickly as our last one did. There will be one hell of a yard sale since we tend to accumulate a lot of stuff from our dearly departed relatives. We currently have enough furniture for another house and lots of other junk stored in our basement. One of my brothers wants to sell his house and I told him that I will be bringing down some furniture really soon (some he can keep and some he can use for staging. Anyone with any suggestions as to how to get rid of some this stuff, your comments are most welcome. (Bonfires are not applicable).
So says Amma today!