Friday, July 13, 2012

They are off

I woke up at 4:30am, and again at 6am. I guess I just didn't want to miss Sarah's bus again today. But I got everyone out the door. It's raining. I'm all wet. I think it's going to rain until the middle of next week. We have wonderful weather for my flowers. They are happy. But I must have over 1000 green tomatoes. I've only had about 6 vine ripped tomatoes this year. I finally picked a bucket of the green tomatoes. I place them with an apple in brown paper bags. Maybe I can get them to turn color? Yes, I know they are better off the vine, but in this weather they are going to need weeks to turn. And there are plenty of tomatoes still on the vines. I'm going to can some vegetable soup today. I had all sorts of vegetables that needed to be used. So I chopped them and cooked them into a nice soup. I think I can fill about 6 canning jars. It will be an easy lunch some time this winter. Philip gets to go to a planning weekend for a summer camp. It is a test weekend. He wants to work at the camp, but he has to be "good". He is a 14 year old boy with ADHD. He can be good, but sometimes he acts up. And He realizes that his behavior could basically kill his chances to do cool things. So I hope he can control himself this weekend. I think it's wonderful that he even wants to help. And wonderful, despite his poor behavior that they will give him this chance. I can imagine he will grow up. In a year or so it will not be so hard for him to control himself. I am always amazed to see how much kids change between 14 and 20. He can get wild and a little fresh, but he has a good heart. I really hope he does well this weekend, surpassing everyone’s expectations. I'll be praying for him.

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