All the reasons I haven’t been blogging lately.

by frazzledmama on May 3, 2016

Wow…what a title. Get ready for some excuses y’all.

Not really…..but…

It has been almost 2 months since my last post.

Oh. My. Word.

I’m hoping to starting posting regularly again….I know you’ve heard that before. But really, I am.

I had some software issues after upgrading to Windows 10 a couple of months ago, and simply did not have the time to attempt a fix.  Apparently, other people had the same issue and let Windows know about it, because when my computer updated a week ago, it fixed itself.  (You don’t hear that too often!)

I haven’t really posted anything about our family goings on since before Christmas, and so I’d like to do that in this post, and then maybe I can get back to James. ;)

We decided this year, rather than take one long vacation, which is hard for Mr. OverKill and I to do with the business, we would take a few long weekend trips.  We kicked of the New Year hiking in Providence Canyon, Georgia.

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This place is amazing and I highly recommend making a visit.

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Mr. OverKill and I are adjusting to having 2 teens and 2 more nearly teens.  It’s definitely an adjustment, but we are also finding that it has fun moments and we often have more opportunities to spend time just the two of us. It’s neat to watch them grow and become more independent. It’s kind of sad too.

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We had a first this year, after 10 years of ownership, we finally got the van stuck in some mud.  All I have to say is, I wasn’t driving ;)

I’m not sure if I mentioned it here on the blog or not, but we expanded our business with a second shop more dedicated to hydraulic repairs, and also making custom hydraulic hoses.  We started the transition last summer, and it has been quite a ride!  The Lord has been blessing us, and it has been going very well, but it has also been keeping us rather busy :)

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I have basically started working part time doing bookkeeping and inventory at the new shop.  Another reason the blog has been quieter lately.

Of course that didn’t stop me from tackling a bedroom makeover in February. That will need to be a post all it’s own.  I’m SO pleased with how it came out and owe tons of thanks to my friend Crazy Kristen for all her help.

In March Little Man had surgery to remove a cholesteatoma  from his right ear.  You can read more about that here.

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He did great, and the surgery went extremely well. One of the bones in his middle ear had been eroded by the cholesteatoma, but they were able to replace it with a titanium  prosthetic ear bone. He is healing nicely and we will see the doc again this week, at which time I believe they will perform another hearing test to see if he has regained any hearing.

Also something I’m not sure if I have mentioned here or not….In the fall the girls auditioned for a youth symphony over on the coast and were accepted. So they have been playing with 2 groups this year.

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It has been a great experience for them to play with a full symphony, but it has also been one more time commitment…excuse….tomato/tomahto.

Bubba and I were able to tour Florida Polytechnic last month and I believe he has decided that is where he would like to attend college. He’s been taking some classes through dual enrollment, and will continue to do that over the summer.

And once again the kids participated in the FACCS competition this month.

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They all played well and have advanced to the State Competition.  Here’s a clip of the trio that they played. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7kxC0JZXDw&feature=youtu.be

As soon as they finished playing at FACCS we headed out to Savannah for one of our weekend trips. It was great, and we got to spend some time with Mr. Overkill’s Uncle, as he generously allowed us to stay with him…allll weekend…..alll 6 of us.  I’m pretty sure he took a nap when we left on Monday ;)

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And now that we are back home, The Three Strings are working hard to finish raising money for summer camp. Here’s some info on them an what they are doing.  They’d love it if you would follow them on Facebook :)

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So there you have it.  The last 4months in a nutshell.

Here’s hoping I can be more regular with posts.

I know, don’t hold your breath.  LOL!

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