I have been SO busy in the last 2 weeks, that now I have gone and gotten myself sick! It is some kind of a virus that is just hanging on-ugh!
We have seen the end of the soccer season-with a tough loss in the first play off round. My son Lucas is a senior and this was his last game ever, as I doubt he will play in college. I have cheered him on in soccer for 13 years, its hard to believe! But he started when he was just 5!
Over the holiday weekend we visited some colleges, Marquette and Bradley University. Lucas wants to go into Bio-medical engineering, and the program at Marquette is really fabulous! But WOW! is it expensive! We won't know if he is accepted until next February, and then we have to start crunching numbers and see if we can afford to get him in somehow, but I really feel this is the program for him. I have found out that getting your child into college is akin to a full time job! Scholarships alone can take up a LOT of time. And then there is the fine art of getting your high school senior to actually apply!!(can you say senior-itis!)And Aidan is just 2 years behind him, so we will be doing it all again in another year. But it is worth every minute! I will be the happiest mom in the world as soon as my 2 guys are happily settled into a good school-I never went to college, so this is a BIG DREAM for me!(ok, I went to local JR college-but its not the same)
The high school football season is also winding down. Last Friday night was our last home game, and it was cold! let me tell you! I think that's partly why I have been sick!
And, my mom and my daughter Chelsea and I spent another day canning applesauce. The first time we only got 6 jars, so we decided to do another batch. This time I went and talked to the local farmers market people and got some really good advice on what type of apples to use and how many. So we did an entire bushel of a mixture of McIntosh and Cliburn apples-wow were they good! They were so easy to mash and I did not even have to add sugar at all! We also grated and froze 22 bags of zuchini! Yum! Tomorrow we are canning a half bushel of pears! There is nothing like having 3 generations in the kitchen working together-we really have fun!
I am still getting my website together-I will be so happy when I have a little cyber home again! I think it is really going to look great and as soon as I can open I will have a pattern sale!