Kate has been in bed resting for most of the day but was up this evening to eat dinner with the family and hang around the kitchen a little bit. That's positive!
She is not as sensitive to sound and light as she was before which is good with three boys in the house. However, to keep things quiet on the second level of the house (bedrooms) for Kate, Aunt Dee Dee made a new chart for the boys, actually a diagram of our house, to show them the loudness "zones" in the house. The basement is the "roudy" zone, main level is "moderate noise" zone, and the second floor is the "quiet" zone. Under Aunt Dee Dee's new system, this is a team effort (we're into accountability here) where the "team" will get a star in the G (Good) or B (Bad) column at the end of the day based on their performance. One warning is allowed to be given (and I'm sure will be given every day).
The system is working pretty well, at least this first day, because I went to the basement and found the boys engaged in a serious wrestling match. (Though younger, our middle child can definitely hold his own with our oldest, when needed)
We've decided it would be best for me to head back to work tomorrow since Soccer Gram will be able to watch our youngest all day while Kate is resting and the older boys are at school. Please pray for me about this. I could be a tad overwhelmed on my first day back since I am the only one at my company that does what I do, however, I do have a new employee starting tomorrow that will be much needed relief, especially with what lies ahead with Kate's cancer treatment plan. God's timing and provision are always perfect!
For His Glory,
P.S. If God allows Kate to make a full recovery and we can get all of this behind us we will be forming a chapter of Blogaholics Anonymous for any of you who are interested, or willing to admit it :-)