It has been kind of an odd week filled with this and that. We had really hoped to hear from Adrian's work this week about the status of his job but they really keep stringing us along. This is literally how it has been the last year. Someone calls us tells us a position is available. Adrian applies for it and he gets declined. Then they call us and tell us another one is open and the cycle continues. These are all jobs he is over qualified for but yet he still gets over looked. This week someone called and told him there would be a great job coming available. This time it is a sales job in New Jersey!! And while it is a job yes we are not able to sell our house right now and move to New Jersey. And my husband was a little bit disappointed that they keep suggesting huge demotions. Not that we are to proud to take it, but he has worked very hard in his career to be a director. He paid his dues climbing that corporate ladder and now they want to knock him off and have him climb up it again? The corporate world is just plain evil don't you think! It's frustrating because they know this. Do I sound whiny and complaining I am a for sure. There are some things in life that go beyond understanding and you just have to throw your hands up and say "Whatever!!" ...I am sure God has a plan and purpose for us yet. It is days like these that are tough when it comes to hanging on to your joy. It really helps to focus on gratitude and blessings so you don't become sour. And that is just what we are doing.
We have had lots of fun recently with homeschooling.
The kids have been busy with some interesting projects. I have introduced them to Biotechnology. I thought with all the constant talk you hear about GMO foods it would be great for them to really understand this subject and the science behind it.
I decided to start them with information that is in favor of Biotechnology and then challenged them to find research from a different perspective.
The booklet we used is from the positive standpoint in favor of biotechnology and can be found with the link below.
The boys after completing the research will be writing a persuasive paper on the subject and will have to pick a side. So far it seems that both the boys have decided they are against Biotechnology and modifying food. I can't wait to read their papers.
Anna got to do a fun experiment where she had to extract DNA from a Kiwi
Here some pictures of how it went.
Don't tell her but I think I had more fun with this lab then she did hehehe....
Now let me catch you up on Moose and how he is doing. We decided to have the vet out since his feet have not been healing well in-spite of all the things we have been doing. We thought we were fighting a very nasty episode of thrush but it turns out the Vet thinks we are facing something much different.
He thinks Moose has Pemphigus. A very rare autoimmune condition. Not a good prognosis at all. The vet said we should just leave him be, if we want to try a supplement or treating his feet we could but he doesn't think it will make much of a difference. My hope is we will keep him happy and well fed and that will help to keep this disease from progressing. But were not sure how this is going to look. So far it is just around his heel and coronary band which is the area around the top of his hoof. It has a crusty appearance. If you pick at it, kind of like a scab some spots will bleed and look raw. Everything I read about it seemed quite negative. But I think we will just have to wait and see. With most cases their hair all falls out but he is not showing signs of this yet.
He is a rescue horse and he has had a tough life so were just gonna keep loving on him and treat him like a king. Doesn't he look gorgeous all saddled up. He has gained quite a bit of weight and he looks really good. He is such a pretty boy.
This week I tried out some new recipes.
We had Curried Noodles, and Apple Raison Pancake which you can find in this recipe book
called the Gluten Free Bible. They both were really yummy.
I am really looking foward to our warm up this weekend. It has been cold here like in the 30's at night brrrrr!! The weather says we are going to be in the mid 70's WOOO HOOO bring on the sunshine!! I will try and send some warm sun your way.
~enjoy your weekend
“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will