Here’s a fun little graphic that amused me. Things are… well, things are going here. The basic rundown is that Victoria got a cancer diagnosis that has been both optimistic and pessimistic (current state: optimistic?) and has had two surgeries this month, several ER visits and a stay at a Sioux Falls hospital pediatric unit. [...]
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Oh what a busy week! Jack is now 8, Victoria is now 13, Alex is now 4 and I am now really tired! Here’s a few ways we’ve been learning and playing lately… 1. We had a joint birthday party for the boys in Mankato. The kids were in charge of most of the cake [...]
Last week I took the boys to the Windom library while Daryl took Anna ice skating with friends. After I was there a little while, I started to feel pretty weak again (I was very sick last week) and went to get my purse. I called Daryl and asked if they could be done at [...]
What a couple of weeks it’s been! The water heater self destructed, then the dryer called it quits. Anna got sick, then the boys, and now Daryl and I are. I’ve lost most of my voice and my throat and ears are especially painful, and no home remedies are working so far (though one led [...]
(Like me!) I’m writing this with a loud, wiggly three-year-old singing on my lap so I will be quick! I took the boys with me to my board meeting at the food coop in Windom tonight. Daryl and the girls had play practice so my usual child-watchers were unavailable. I brought Jack and Alex in [...]
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We’ve done some fun things the past few days. Here’s a bit of it! 1. We celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Seuss lesson plans, a silly indoor dress-up parade, a reader’s theater Seuss script, books, funny clothes and more. I even made a chocolate cake (this time made better despite the absence of dairy or [...]
I’m back from my foray into the world of swine flu and feeling pretty darn good. I still sound a bit frightening when I cough, but I feel absolutely human and am quite happy about that! Yesterday I got a shipment of elderberries to make a flu-kicking syrup and Boiron children’s cold and flu remedies [...]
…having a daddy who will let you climb on him… fall on him… hold you in his hand… and poke him in the eye! Alex loves looking at these pictures. Me too.
We finally got the kids in to the doctor today, after deciding that the wait-it-out approach with lots of rest, healthy food, fluids and care wasn’t cutting it. The verdict: Alex– sinus infection Anna– swimmer’s ear, upper respiratory infection Victoria– double ear infection, sinus infection I’ve been sick too, but I’m too cheap (I mean [...]