Two months ago…………

Just two months ago we were working on plans for my grandfather’s funeral. I cannot believe it has been two months already. It has been a tough few months. We have battled illnesses since his passing. For the first time in two months, I can say that we are physically well. I can also say that I am not emotionally well. For some reason, it hit me hard last night that he was gone. That is another reason why it is hard for rme to write. I tend to write from the heart, and my heart has just been very tender during the past two months.

My children have been great though. They are such a source of joy for me. And my husband has been very understanding, too. Of course, I could not get through eah day without the Lord. So I know that I have never been alone through this valley.

We have had a very normal Monday morning. We just finished our school work, and now it is time to start chores. Then, it will be lunch time and nap time. And I will be working in my home office this afternoon. I have some orders to ship out.

I hope you are enjoying your Monday!

God bless,

Prayers requested

I just received an email about a dear friend, Steve Lambert. Many of you know the Lambert’s of Five in a Row. Steve had surgery today to remove a hematoma from a head injury. Steve could use your prayers. He and and his wife do not have health insurance, which is not uncommon in the self-publishing world. If you are in need of homeschool materials, please take a moment to look at their product line. I have used Five in a Row materials since we started homeschooling.

I need to be studying right now…..

Well, I should be studying the heart and circulatory system right now, but I wanted to write a quick post. We seem to have picked up the flu in the past week. I am feeling better tonight after a week-end of rest. I think my next order of business will be to work on building my immune system back up.

Have a great week! I am off to study!

Now that I am able to post again…….

Hello! Happy New Year! So much has happened in such a short amount of time. I hardly know where to start writing. As you can see from a few posts that were lost in cyber space for a while, my grandfather passed away last month. We cherish the time we had with him, and we look forward to our great reunion in the sky one day.

The children and I started back on our regular school schedule after the New Year. This was hampered a bit by sickness, but we perservered. We also had a snow day this month. That has been a rare event in our little neck of the woods, so we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was also my birthday, so that was extra fun for me.

I have gone back to school myself. I am taking a phlebotomy course in the evenings. I am enjoying being a student again. I am also busy working on my home-based business. I am nto sure what the future holds for it with the new Consumer Product Safety Act, but I am trusting in God to handle it. If you need homeschool materials, I would love to be of service to you as long as I can.

I hope all of you are doing well and enjoying the new year. I try to look for the positive things in every day.

Getting Back to Work

Today is my first day officially back in my home office. I have not spent any time on routine paperwork since mid-November, so I am digging out of a deep hole. I would not trade the time I had with my family over the past 6 weeks, so I will do what I need to do to get ready for my year-end tax preparation this week. My husband is home this week, so he will be a great asset during the day. Hopefully, this will keep me from having to stay up late each night. Next week I start a night class to learn how to be a phlebotomist.

Have a blessed day!

Merry Christmas and and Update

Merry Christmas! Thank you for all the kind words and encouragement over the past several weeks.

My grandfather went Home to be with the Lord last Saturday, December 13, 2008. He celebrated his 87th earthly birthday with us the day before he went to his heavenly Home. There is an online memorial book where you can read his obituary and see some pictures that were uploaded to the images link. We were so blessed to have him with us for 87 years, and we look forward to spending eternity with him. Here is THE LINK I mentioned.

And on to my next bit of news. In the USA Week-end today’s Sunday Paper, there is an article about the little town where I send packages throughout the world from my online bookstore. The little town is called Bethlehem, and there is not a better place on earth to be during this time of year. We have a special start that is lit during the month of December. And we really do a good job of taking care of our own. So go to THIS LINK to read about Bethlehem, NC.

I am planning on enjoying the next two weeks with my husband home with us to make memories of this Christmas Holiday. I may pop in an post if I get a few minutes. I have missed my writing.

Have a blessed day!

Important Announcement

This blog post will be my last one for a month or so.

My grandfather was re-admitted to the hospital this past Saturday with kidney failure. Yesterday, we found our that he has terminal kidney cancer. We brought him home today for in-home hospice care. He has a few weeks left with us, and we will be spending as much time with him as possible.

I am not going to be doing some of the “extra” things that I normally do, such as this blog.

I will, however, still operate my website. Even this week, I have shipped orders out each day. I just do it late at night. So I encourage you to continue ordering your materials as needed. I appreciate my customers, and I have back-up plans in place for someone to do my shipping if I cannot get an order ready. So please do not hesitate to place an order.

If you need to contact me personally, feel free to email me. I will do my best to reply in a timely manner, usually within 24 hours.

I am also thankful that I homeschool my children. We have stopped our regular schoolwork until later. We are going to make as many memories as we can with my grandfather.

Thank you! Enjoy your Thanksgiving! I am looking forward to spending it with my family.

Best Regards,Tami Fox

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