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See for yourselves….

Well, homeschooling does not lend itself to tidiness.  Or it might just be my kids and me.  Whatever it is, life is being lived here and it isn’t at all tidy.  And why in the world can I not find the fly swatter??  Flies seem to be my torment today… If I put it away right when I used it….

The kids are at orchestra tonight.  The first night back.  They all had the giddy, excited feelings of starting something up again.  So good to see Thomas excited and giddy.  He has been like this all week – schoolwork included.  He appears delighted in it all.  Yes, it is only the first week but I think he is relishing the familiarity of it and the fact that he has the stamina and the health to participate and enjoy it.  I like nerds; I am one and so is he.  I like it that he is enthusiastic to learn.  I am loving these first days of homeschooling because yes, they will get grumpy and resistant.  But right now we are thrilled with The Taming of The Shrew and the Fertile Crescent and all things academic. February – those are the dark days of homeschooling.  Right now I am basking in the August love 🙂

No news from Mark’s doctor.  His blood test hadn’t been received and then the doctor’s office was closed.  Blah, blah, blah is what I say to that!  I am done with growling and feel like saying something else.  It is a bit frustrating.  More than a bit, actually.  He doesn’t seem to be getting worse for which we can be thankful.  He also doesn’t seem to be getting better.  Hopefully tomorrow hospital-time will be in our favor and we can actually figure out what needs to happen next.  The juice diet definitely helped but isn’t too satisfying.  On a happy note, his itching was better yesterday and last night.  Always  great cause for rejoicing here.