I’m not gonna lie, it was a great weekend. Sunday was spent hiking, hanging out, playing games, and eating delicious food. It ended with a fire in the fire pit and watching our kids get to be kids.
It’s been such a long time since my kids could just be kids and getting to experience that was pretty amazing. ☺
Gavin is spending less and less time doing things with the rest of us but he’s becoming more and more independent. He’s happy and that makes me happy. I truly believe that he will be on his own (in a supervised setting) at some point in 2022. He’s so focused on that and I will support him in every way I can.
I realized that I forgot to mention that Emmett broke his finger on Friday. It happened at school during recess and by the end of the day, it was pretty obvious that it was more than just a minor injury. A quick trip to my parents house to see what they thought and we were off to urgent care.
He has to wear a splint for the next month or so and I need to get him a follow-up in orthopedics. The original referral was to a local hospital tied to te urgent care, but I’m going to switch him back over to Akron Children’s Hospital for this follow-up. It should heal just fine but he needs new xrays in a week or so to make sure.
There’s a bit of struggle with the splint as it’s not super comfortable and for a kid like Emmett, it’s very distracting and not sensory friendly. He’s doing quite well with it and wears it for 95% of the day though. I think he’s okay and I’m going to get him into Akron Children’s next week, hopefully.
Elliott’s doing great and has been exercising his creative muscle lately. He’s been making some cool new cosplay props and I’m very impressed with his artistic ability. Perhaps he’ll let me share some of his creations with you in a later post.
As for myself…… I’m doing pretty good. I’m happy and looking forward to spending Christmas with my family. There are some things that are stressing me out but like I mentioned recently, these are all typical adult worries. Work, money, and paying bills are things we all worry about. I’m grateful that I’ve reached a point in my life where these are my biggest worries. If you’ve been around long enough, you know what I mean. ☺
I always find a path forward and I have some really cool projects starting this month, that I’m excited about. While I don’t always see the path in front of me right away, I know it’s there and I won’t give up until I find it.
One of the other things I’m concerned about is the status of COVID. Today, our county was listed as severe risk, with an insanely high 18% positivity rate. We’re approaching the two year mark with this pandemic and it’s wearing on me. Things are getting worse, even though we have the tools to end it. Unfortunately, I can’t control what others think and do. I can, however, do everything in my power to keep my family safe. Thankfully, I know how to do that and this time, I’m not alone.
Never give up folks. Keep pushing forward and you will find your path.