HMJ- Our Adventures in Illness


  • In my life this week…

This week we have all been sick. I started with allergies and ended up with an upper respiratory infection. Danger Girl has been trying to pretend she’s not sick, but when that child can get still and quiet most of the day, you know something is wrong.

An interesting, and quite frankly sad, thing happened this week. This one little boy who is friends with my daughter asked me who won the election. When I told him Barack Obama would once again be president, he was very excited. Since I was a little surprised by such a strong reaction from someone so young, I asked him why he was so excited. Apparently he had heard on the news that if Mitt Romney became president black people would become slaves again.

The sadness factor comes from the fact that he heard this on the news. Then again, I can’t say I’m terribly surprised by that fact.

Other than that, we laid around the house a lot, trying to recuperate.

  • In our homeschool this week…

We really only had one school day this week. Danger Girl spent some time doing her own study about fish. She has an aquarium, and she is trying to determine which fish will be able to live together. I love seeing her getting excited about this.

We did do something that Danger Girl found very fun. She drew her own pictures of a couple of stories I read to her. She liked the chance to draw, and it was another little step towards notebooking that I have been working on.

  • Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

I can’t say if it’s advice or not yet, but I am trying a new experiment this year. Rather than going on with our normal schedule during the holiday season, we will do a relaxed schedule. We will pursue the girl’s interests, and not worry about our normal work. I will have to see if this allows less frustration during the holiday time.

  • I am inspired by…

I have recently been reading about Jimmie’s struggles on Jimmie’s Collage. I am inspired by her strength through her daughter’s situation. I find things hard sometimes with a perfectly healthy child. I can’t imagine how hard this is for her, and she continues to do what she has to do through all of it.

  • Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

As long as I am better by then, we are going to see my step-daughter in a play this weekend. She is very excited because she was one of the few freshman that were actually cast in the play.

  • My favorite thing this week was…

I was happy to learn I had been nominated for a blog award at HSBA Post. That was very exciting for me.

  • I’m reading…

“Wisdom Meets Passion” by Dan Miller and Jared Angaza.

  • I’m grateful for…

It is nice to have family that is willing to help out when I am unable to do my normal work. My husband has been very sweet this week, and I am very grateful for him.


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