Today did not go as planned. Hope woke up with a 103 degree fever. Mali Joined her with a 102. GB was visiting the class she is going to try in January, which meant she was excited and nervous- not her best combination.

Hope and Mali went to the doctors and are on antibiotics. Both of them did a lot of sleeping today. Hope is feeling so bad, she didn’t even think of tomorrow’s field trip. GB had a good first impression of both the class and the school. She is worried about the cafeteria. I told her if it turned out to be a problem, we would figure something out.

GB had gymnastics today and mastered her round off. She enjoys the gymnastics class so much and is getting a lot of confidence from it.

We are looking at a new configuration of therapy. The County Mental Health program is shutting down and three very good therapists are looking into setting up an integrated practice. Hope would have a therapist just for her, everybody else would work with a different therapist, and a third therapist would work with family dynamics.

We are staying home for the holidays. My sister and family are coming here. Besides skiing and bowling, most of us will probably go to Manhattan. Hope and I will stay home.

I have a program on my Mac called MindNode. I am trying to use it to track goals for the entire family. I also have a scanner and software package called NeatDesk on my wish list. It would be great for tracking the ton of paper work building up. It is pricey though and with The Dad only working halftime and getting half his salary, it may have to remain a wish.

I am meeting my old friend and Pastor, (and Mali’s grandfather) for lunch. Prayers for God’s intercession would be appreciated as well as any good thoughts and positive energy. Life is too short to waste ir.