What We've Been Up To...
We apologize for not updating the blog very much recently. I can happily report that for a change it isn't from anyone being sick around here! All of us have finally recovered from The Virus from Hell.
Ben has returned to his typical laughter-filled days, keeping the rest of us entertained with drooly smiles and giggles that make his skin jiggle from his chubby cheeks to his soft little toes! In fact today he had an outstanding visit to his outpatient therapists, the first one he's been able to attend in two weeks. It blows my mind sometimes just how fast he can recover from being as ill as he was just a week ago today.
Over the past few days we've had several noteworthy things occur to tell you about. We adopted a new cat from Ben's occupational therapist who is getting married in the near future. We'll share some pictures of Miss Sophie very soon. Ben and Jessie also have a new fish tank. Once they are established we'll be able to add a few more colorful fish. So far Ben has truly enjoyed having the new friends around.
A wonderful young lady from our area came by this past Saturday. She has a desire to pursue art therapy as a career and chose to study Ben's artistic endeavors for her senior project. You will be hearing more about Morgan soon but I will tell you she is cute as a button which Ben didn't miss out on noticing. Joan & I agreed that we've never heard or seen the young man become so friendly so quickly with someone he just met! Ben is such a flirt!
I will be interviewed later this week for a local radio program that will air this weekend. Monnie Whitson is a friend I've known since her brother and I were in Cub Scouts together. She is also part of a popular morning radio show here in Greenville as well as a weekend program. We'll discuss life with Ben, our art, the blog, and probably a bunch of old memories while we're at it. Hopefully I'll be able to put a recording of it somewhere that you'll be able to hear it.
Now for the creative work that's been going on behind the scenes, I mentioned a few weeks back that my mom and I have been collaborating on some tote bags and recycled clothing. Well we're finally getting some of these completed and I have to say we're quite pleased! We've actually sold a few things that didn't make it to the blog so I thought I'd share some pics of something not 100% finished. Over the next few days look for a few more items here before we start selling them via our store.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
What We've Been Up To...