For Today, February 28, 2011
Outside my window... snow. Can you believe it? We've had snow on the ground for days. And just when I thought we were done, it's back. (Kind of like the boys' sickness, but I digress.) Went to bed last night to the wind blowing and buckets of rain, and woke to snow. But it's melting fast.
I am thinking... about Kerry, off to the funeral of his best friend's mom. Very, very sad. She apparently refused to go to the doctor. For years. Got a little infection in her foot that turned into a huge infection. Yep, diabetes. Undiagnosed, and untreated. And now she's gone.
I'd have been with Kerry, but the boys...
I am thankful for... a beautiful view of snowy hills out my window, a warm cozy house, and Ibuprofen, our current BFF.
I am praying for... the boys. Headaches, fever, and coughing. Oh, the coughing. Tate especially.
He will cough and cough and cough. Sometimes until he gags. (TMI? Sorry.)
And for the family at the funeral today.
I am wearing... layers, people! Jeans, red long-sleeve shirt, blue sweater, wool socks.
It's cold here!
I am going... to treat the kids to McDonald's for lunch today. Don't hate me.
They haven't been out of the house for days and days.
I am reading... lots and lots of WWII fiction and non-fiction with the boys. There are a lot of good books that help them understand what it was like to live through the war. Current favorites are The Spy Who Came In From The Sea, A Father's Promise, I am David, Escape From Warsaw, The Secret Cave, and Snow Treasure.
I am hoping... Tate stops coughing and sleeps at night. And, therefore, I sleep at night.
I am hearing... quiet. The boys must be reading.
I am remembering... what it was like when we first started homeschooling. Sort of. It seems so long ago, I can barely remember what we actually did.
From the learning rooms... finding the area of a triangle, prefixes that mean numbers (tri, quad, quint, pent, dec, cent, etc.) histographs, magnets and magnetism, adding with money, and the saddest history chapter so far - The Holocaust, but also the evacuation of Dunkirk.
From the kitchen... nothing much. The boys don't have much appetite, and with Kerry gone we'll have lunch out and just snack for dinner.
Around the house... boxes of tissues, piles of books, and extra blankets.
On my mind... just realized that I missed the first rehearsal of spring choir last week, and with Kerry gone I'll miss again tonight. Not sure if this is going to work out for me this time...
Noticing that... the boys are well enough to be bored and stir-crazy, but not well enough that getting together with friends is a good idea, making this sort of an endurance event for me.
One of my favorite things... new books!
A few plans for the rest of the week... HA! No plans until everyone is well. But at least they're well enough to keep schooling. Hurray for homeschooling, because if they were at public school I'd have to keep them home and they'd be falling behind.
No picture this week, but a thought...