July 31, 2018

July 2018 Family Update

Skylar and I popped down to Bham to spend 4th of July with my family as is our tradition, as is the local fireworks show. Skylar got her very first driving lesson this year in my grandfather's old pickup truck out in the pasture. Classic! She and Aunt Sheila got in the sewing room and designed a reversible skirt. Yes, Skylar Bishop now has a skirt! Since we stayed longer than normal, we skipped grandparent camp this year as she was missing Onyx. Ya'll, her and that dog are tight. They really are besties!

After we returned back to Nashville we received some concerning news about my mom's health and made the decision for Skylar and I to move temporarily to Birmingham to help care for her. My sister-in-law graciously agreed to foster farm our chickens and we tried to streamline as much as we could at the BFF to make things as simple as possible for Mike for the remainder of the year.


It's a little tricky for our family living in 2 different states but we are doing pretty good. Moving back home temporarily was the right thing to do and I'm thankful for the extra time I'm getting to spend with mom. But living here has its perks too. Like being able to swim at Uncle Bennie's or having him bring us fresh veggies from his garden. Aunt Sheila is right next door and I have cousins right up the street. We've been out to visit my Uncle Fletcher's cabin and my Dad is thrilled to have me so close. Many of you know that he has been relentlessly trying to get me to move back to Alabama for about 2 decades straight. I'm still getting voicemails, lest you worry about that. And Skylar has Hannah right next door as well, who is also homeschooled so they will have plenty of time together.



This past week Skylar has been at summer camp with New Tribe. It is no small feat to watch a bus drive away with your 11-year-old knowing that they are headed for Oklahoma, which is basically a billion miles away. Despite me only seeing one picture of her the whole week and fearing the worst, she had an absolute blast! She says it was the best camp she's ever been to, which is a pretty high accolade. She came home E X H A U S T E D!!! In fact, she has taken a nap 2 days in a row which is unheard of in her world. She's going to hang with Mike in Nashville the rest of this week and he will bring her down to Bama this weekend. I miss them both so much! Onyx does too.


Business is going well. My VA clients have been very understanding about my decision to relocate my office and many tasks have been delegated while I help take care of mom. My HempWorx business is growing like crazy and I hit a new rank (25K) with the company this month!!! I absolutely love hearing the stories my customers tell me about how CBD oil is helping them and their pets. I'm excited to be involved on the ground floor of such a new and exciting opportunity that is exploding not just in the US but around the world! If you are interested in hearing more, please let me know.

I think that about wraps it up for July. Next month Mike and I have a little trip planned for our anniversary and I'm taking Skylar to her very first concert!