Week 5 – Done

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Week 5 revolved around getting a new cat from an ailing relative and medical appointments: the six-week orthodontic checkups for the children and the yearly physicals for the parents. Also, the weekly allergy shots our daughter gets. On top of that, our son had a lingering cough. We had to get it checked up. The doctor said “fall allergies” and no antibiotics needed.

Cat and teenage boy

Our son trying to study with his new buddy, OC, nearby

I am still recovering from the stings I got in the National Park two weeks ago. I cannot lift much – my elbow hurts. This has worked out great, because I got the kids into the kitchen more than usual and they cooked under my supervision. Continue reading »

Spring Break

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Pandemic or not, we do not like to travel during spring break. This is a time for me to reorganize the school room, my records and curricula, and make plans for next year. The kids love their free time and extra play dates with friends. Besides, who wants to go to the beach when everybody else goes to the beach? We like going to the beach in May or September, when most people cannot go.


One of our cats, Thunder, waiting impatiently at the vet

Unfortunately, I had a cold during spring break. I spent half of the break in bed, while my husband and the kids took care of themselves. It happens. Continue reading »