Its been a long 2 weeks. The Olympics have pushed our 10pm newscasts an hour or two later than normal. Last night, we were supposed to go on the air at 11pm, but with the mens volleyball finals and the gold medal win, we were pushed back another 30 minutes. I got in bed around 12:45am and had 2 smiling faces greeting me shortly after 6:15am this morning. I've enjoyed watching various parts of the competitions but my sleep deprived mind will be glad when its all over. I really feel sorry for those television stations in the eastern time zone!
In the last six weeks, I've lost 17 pounds. As I told you several weeks ago, I am on the liquid diet that Baptist hospital oversees. It hasn't been as tough as I initially thought as I continue to lose more every week. But, the emails continue regarding my weight.
Are you pregnant now? We are just wondering at my job. Signed, Christie
Hear rumors that you pregnant again with TWINS. Is that correct? If so, when are they due? Signed, Lois Womack
Me and my friend are having a fight over if you pregnant or not. I said no, she said yes. Please let me know. Signed Cora Fields
Of course, I explained to these viewers that what they are seeing is just some leftover baby weight and that I'm trying my best to get it off. Patience, people, patience....
Let me apologize for being tardy in updating the blog this week. We have started something new in the Bassett house--I am now a homeschool mother. After much prayer and conviction over the summer, it was what we felt was best for our Gracie, now a kindergartener. With my schedule of working afternoons and nights, I would not see my child until 7pm during my dinner break should we put her in regular kindergarten. She would not be with either parent until that time when both my husband and I would be home. That is a long time to be without any parental influence. I struggled with what people would say and if I could do it (after all, my life is already packed to the gills). Some people have asked me if I will continue to homeschool as she gets older or if I will homeschool Will and Lilly Faith. I don't have that answer and I'll wait on the Lord to tell me. We've completed the first week and I have to say, I've enjoyed teaching Gracie how to read and write. We've also involved my husband in the learning process. He does a Bible lesson with her at night while I go back to work.
With that said, on most days the blogging won't be finished until 9:30am or 10am as I have decided to put Gracie first. I hope you won't mind and I covet your prayers.