Friday Homeschool Recess 2/8

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Friday Homeschool Recess 2/8
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Fri, 02-08-2013 - 8:52am

Hey moms and grandmas, come on out and play.  It's recess time!

Help!  I've lost my ruler and my fingers are going to freeze getting it back.  Yep, there's more snow than the ruler.  Woot woot.  DS is soooooo happy.  He's got his eyes on $$$ for shoveling.  Heading out there very very soon.  I think he'll get tired quickly...LOL.  Since our snowblower isn't working...again...hasn't worked for 2 years despite being rebuilt (gack!) I will go out and help him a bit.  I was going to get the end of the driveway where the snowplow went by but my dead headed over here with his snowblower so maybe I won't have to do that.  He's a pretty nice daddy.

I creamed my knee last night.  Went outside with ds so he wasn't sledding by himself.  He wanted to show me some ice from last week's flood.  It was very slippery under the snow but the ice was breaking underfoot.  I slipped and fell, and my knee broke through ice and jammed up against the broken edge of the ice.  Ouch.  It's swollen and bruised bigtime but I think it's just a bruise.  I had big plans of sitting down to do my devotional and icing it, but somehow 50 others things have happened and I still haven't sat down.  I'll do it after I come in from outdoorse, I guess.


Sue
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Fri, 02-08-2013 - 9:18am

Well lets hope it is just a bruise! If your up on it, and it is only bruised it will be fine, maybe just take a little longer to heal. Are we cut from similar fabric? I too, can not sit around to long knowing things will never get done, if I do not do them myself, no matter the aches or pains. My body hates me for it too. All good relationships have a love/hate issues, sometimes my body wins often my mind wins...ugh, struggles internal, the hardest of all. I have no guilt over it, if there are a few more days of healing but I got stuff done that needed done now...it was worth it!

My two oldest girls did an awesome job shoveling the whole driveway (3 CAR SPACE) and walk paths. I did not ask it of them, they decided to do it and did it, all on their own just for me. I felt very loved, with that action from my amazing girls!  No money promises nothing, just internal motivation to do it! I must be doing a decent job raising the kids after all! Sometimes, I get these reminders with stuff they do!  If all you need is love, my girls supply the real deal of love for me! I love being their Mom!

Happy it is Friday, mostly clean up chores to work on and then if we get some 3R's in that will be great too, as well as logging the Science work! 

Heather

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Sat, 02-09-2013 - 1:09am

Knee is stiff and swollen and has a sloshy feeling, so I must have done something to it.  Sigh.  I don't have time to have something wrong with my knee.  Plus, work is a horrible environment for a gimped knee.  No support, and lots of standing/sitting and pushing around in a wheeled chair.  I have to remember to push with my right leg...and then it starts to hurt.  I refuse to think that I am getting old, but sometimes the aches and pains try to convince me otherwise!

I helped ds shovel...he quickly found out how hard it is to shovel that much snow, even when it was powdery fluff!  The snowblower belt broke so it wasn't back to clear the driveway before I needed to go out.  DD got a great lesson in driving and getting unstuck (multiple times).  Getting stuck wasn't her fault.  It simply was going to happen, no questions about it.  DS learned about shoveling and pushing a stuck car.  By the time we came home, my dad had picked the snowblower up from the shop and had the driveway mostly blown open.  Yay, no more stucking for the day!  

We ended up blowing off school completely.  It was just more fun being outdoors.  DS was out for hours.  I think he have been outside more than he is in the summer, LOL.  Between shoveling...and then pushing/shoveling...and then sledding...and then the big pile that he shoveled in the morning was hard enough to hollow out and create a tunnel in the afternoon so he worked on that until supper and then went back out in the dark to work on it more!  He should be sleeping very soundly tonight, LOL.  

DD ended up with a cold-and-exercised-induced asthma attack when they went sledding Frown  She hasn't had any problems at all for several years and doesn't even know where her inhaler is, if she even still has it.  Thankfully grandma has one so I was able to steal it for her.  She used that, plus we did a bunch of home remedies, and she was still borderline getting an ER trip.  I hope she makes it through the night ok.  She said her lungs still felt funny when she was going to bed.  I'm sad that it seems to be flaring up again.  Just when we persuade her to go outside, something happens to make her scared to go outside again!  Sigh.


Sue
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Sat, 02-09-2013 - 11:25am

Yikes, not being able to breathe well!  Little kids with asthma always scary. Big kids not much less scary. I hope rest and meds worked. Get well soon!

H.