My husband is still in Washington and will be coming home soon. Church has been going well. Praise God! Below is a picture of the Mayos- you just gotta love them!
On another note, I'd like to take you to the world of autism. I work for a nearby school district that has a program designed for middle schoolers who have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, autism, ADD, and/or ADHD. When you meet these students, who are mostly boys, you wonder do they really have this disorder? They function so well in many areas, but struggle with certain issues.
Many of these students are SO bright, but many of them often don't understand the rules of social skills/interaction. So this combination definitely leads to interesting days! For example...
1) Students making sudden outbursts that draw a considerable amount of attention to themselves. Like when one of the cutest 6th graders you'll ever meet asked the teacher LOUDLY ( from the back of the room) during her lecture, "And WHAT does this have to do with our lesson?!"
2) Students can be extremely rigid and stubborn. For example, one of my 7th graders left his pencil in another class yesterday and was SO intent on going back to that class to find that pencil. Mind you that this was several class periods later and he had a pouch of 15+ pencils he could choose from. Since I wouldn't let him leave the class that we were in, he said that he wasn't going to participate. An outburst like this can sometimes lead to meltdowns that include hitting the forehead on the desks, angry movements, crying, ripping things up, etc.
It's an interesting world, but never a boring one!