The Faithful Scribbler

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The Year of Faith–Blog 365

on October 12, 2012

Greetings!  After a long season of silence, the Faithful Scribbler is back!  In celebration of the Year of Faith, I am going to attempt a Blog365!  I can’t promise that will be terribly successful, as I’ve tried and failed before, but discipline is something I lack and this endeavor should help improve that!

You can expect religious tidbits, funny things, a LOT of Little Scribbler features, and a dash of Auditor Antics as well!  All this for you, reader, in the hopes that you find it entertaining and instructive!  (Bonus points if you can Name That Literary Reference!)

So a quick recap of everything that’s happened during the long months of silence:

Little Scribbler turns 5!

changed parishes

made some friends

FaithfulSribbler joins Homeowner’s Association as a boad member

FaithfulScribbler regrets decision to join HOA as a boardmember

FaithfulScribbler decides honoring committments is important and does not quit HOA board

family reunion/vacay in DisneyWorld!

Little Scribbler graduates preschool!

summer vacation/summer school

trip to Buffalo for BabyLydia’s first birthday

kindergarten starts

kindergarten is awful

the Auditor beings BusySeason (also known as FaithScribbler’s Annual Fall Adventures in Single Parenting)

FaithfulScribbler begins teaching LS’s CCD class

The Auditor begins assisting in the confirmation class

Little Scribbler is physically bullied at school–pinned down and called “a retard”

FaithfulScribbler throws a huge stink at the public school

FS and The A decide to move LS to Catholic school for next year if they can find one that supports special ed

LittleScribbler sees a new doctor

LittleScribbler starts medication for brain issues

FaithfulScribbler has annual fall stress meltdown

That about brings you up to speed, more or less.  Generally speaking, I’m just happy to be functioning.  Little Scribbler is sick (again) with a pretty significant fever.  We were supposed to have a cardiology appointment for her today, but her heart rate was 151, so the technician was unable to get a readable EKG, which means we can’t start her new medicine until at least Monday.  Monday morning we will drive an hour to the cardiologist’s office (again), try to calm LS’s anxiety enough to get the leads on, and pray like heck she can stay calm enough to get a readable scan.  She needs to start the medicine, but can’t until she gets the clearance.  Because we have to go back to the doctor she has to (‘gets to’, in her mind) miss ANOTHER morning of school.  Toss in the Auditor’s annual 15 hour days, six days per week, and the fact that LS’s anxiety dreams about school are keeping us ALL awake every  night, and I’m about to crack like an egg hitting the sidewalk!

The Auditor’s life returns to normal on Novembe 12th, and that day can not come soon enough!  He’s a workaholic at the moment, which he would really rather not be, and he’s crabby and grouchy and tense.  I try not to ride him about working all the time, becuase I know he hates it and he does it so that we can afford for me to stay home <insert raging guilt here>.  But man, it is HARD to be alone so much, with all Little Scribbler is going through right now!  Props to single parents everywhere, because it is HARD to make all the decisions alone!

It’s been about six weeks since I managed to get to confession (because The Auditor is working Saturdays, and I can’t take LS with me because she can’t sit alone in the church while I go in) and boy do I need to go badly!  I feel like my heart is just black right now.  It’s always like this in the fall– the days get away from me and I lose my temper and start feeling resentment and ugliness.  I resolve that next fall will be better– you are all my witnesses!

At least I have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Advent/Christmas to look forward to!  End of year holidays are the BEST ones!  LS is going trick or treating as Jonah in the Whale again this year– except last year the whale was an orca, and this year she would like the whale to be a humpback.  There is a pile of fleece sitting next to my sewing machine taunting me– no, DARING me, to transform it into a three dimensional whale suit– for which no patterns exists in the world.  So that’s going to be a challenge– a fun one though!  We’re also going to be having our first Thanksgiving in our house.  Not sure if I mentioned it before, but it took nine years of marriage for The Auditor and I to come up with the down payment for an actual home.  Seven terrible apartments later, here we are in our house!  It needs a TON of work, but I love finally having a place for Little Scribbler to grow up in!  Last year we ate Thanksgiving dinner in a restauarant because we spent that weekend moving out of our final crappy apartment, and into our HOME!  We’re going to do it up 150%!  Then of course is Advent, which is my absolute favorite time of the entire year– but that’s going to be it’s own post later, so I won’t bore you with it now.

So all in all, things have been better, but things have been worse!  Faithful Scribbler is back in the game– missed y’all!  You can also follow me on Twitter at @faithfulscribbl, where I mostly retweet articles from other Catholic sources.  It’s good to be home, friends!


One response to “The Year of Faith–Blog 365

  1. Steven DeCillis says:

    Welcome home!! We missed you. Sounds like you should be reading James 1:2-4 because you sure are being refined. Please think of another way to describe your husband aside from A. It leaves too big an opening for the weak minded like myself.
    Rich blessings to you and the family and it is so nice to have you back.

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