Another week gone. Seconds turn into minutes turns into days turns into months. It just goes by so fast.
We are taking a break in December. We haven’t done much that some would consider ‘school work’.
Last week I got off the treadmill and walked into the kitchen still watching my iPad. I know it was stupid but I know where things are in my kitchen. What I didn’t count on was Nomad sprawled on the kitchen floor. I fell over him and since I had my iPad I didn’t put my hands down. I fell so HARD on my chest. I am almost positive I fractured a rib. From all my ‘googling’ it sounds just like it. I didn’t go to the doctor because they don’t do anything but give you pain meds and while that would have helped I am sure, I didn’t want to pay $75 for them. It has hurt so badly. It is a little better than the first couple of days when I could barely breath but it still hurts so much. So I have tried to basically lay on the couch with the heating pad. Which is so foreign to me! I hate doing that. I can always think of 1,432 things I need to do.
Then Keilee got sick. She had a fever and a sore throat and cough. She said her throat felt like someone had poured gasoline down it and lit a match. So I took her to the doctor on Friday. She has probaly been to the doctor 5 times in her life because she was sick. He did a strep test and it came back negative. He told me to get some Mucinex and give her. Which I did. It was $23 and if he had just given her a prescription it would have been $5!!! Then she was so sick all weekend. She felt horrible and slept the entire time and wouldn’t eat. I called first thing Monday and they called in an antibiotic. Which they should have done from the beginning!! She has probably had antibiotic’s twice in her life. She started taking them and felt so much better the next day.
So basically we have spent the week on the couch. We have listened to audio books and I have read aloud to her, Christmas picture books and “The Testing”. We have listened to podcasts and watched documentaries and she has watched her YouTube Science channels she loved.
She did pop into her Knitting Club on Wednesday to tell them she was sick and wish them a Merry Christmas. This group of ladies are such a blessing to her. They love her and I love being in the other room and hearing them all laugh and talk. They also love the things she makes. As a homeschool kid she needs validation from someone besides her Mom!! Here is a picture of her and some of the ladies. There is about 10 in all and they come and go. Also one of them is opening a yarn shop and she asked Keilee to teach a Crochet class!! Kei was so excited. She is going to give her all the money that comes in for the class. Keilee said to her, “I am getting paid?? I would have done it for free!”
She also spent some time at Art For Kids Hub. He has beautiful art tutorials. Keilee loves art and art journaling but she has never thought she was good at drawing. She is such a perfectionist that she is never happy with anything. After drawing Elsa she decided to “Elsa” herself for the picture. People always tell her she looks like Elsa.
I decided I was not going to stress over Christmas this year. I don’t have money and that’s ok. I got family and friends very small things and most of them Keilee has made. And I didn’t get Keilee that much which kills me but it will be fine. We are reading our Advent every day and focusing on what is really important.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas from
both all 3 of us at Homeschool Girls!
“The magic of Christmas is not in the presents but in His presence” Unknown