Well the new year has begun and FINALLY we have started back to school. I got taken down pretty good by some kind of ninja bug and it has really thrown things for a loop around here! On Christmas eve I got sick and spent most of that day in bed. Monty and the kids really pulled together and worked on getting the house in order for Christmas. I was able to get up that evening and get all the last minute wrapping done after the kids went to bed. On Christmas day we went to Grandma's and I ate some lunch and then went to sleep in her chair until we came back home. I was feeling some better but the snow storm, I am sure, did not help a lot. During the paper route, mom got stuck 3 or 4 different times over the next few days. One time she did such a good job at getting stuck that I was forced to knock on a farmers door at 6 am and ask for his help in pulling her out. Luckily he was very nice and did not seem overly annoyed that mom tried driving a ford focus down a snow packed dirt road with 6 foot drifts. He got all bundled up and hopped in his F250 4x4 and got her right out. I only got stuck once-in a drive way. The first half of the circle drive was clear so I guess I did not notice that the wind had blown 2 foot of snow onto the other half. I found a bowl in the back of the van and had to dig my way down to the pavement around the tires in order to back out of it. All that playing in the snow in the middle of the night the week after Christmas really gave the bug that had been attacking me it's ninja force and it really started kicking my behind!! I was down for the count! By the next weekend, I was really only out of bed to go (or run) to the bathroom. My cough was AWFUL and the amount of snot coming out of my head is just not normal!! All that fun stuff led to me loosing my voice. Lucky for me, my husband was such a help. He was off New years eve, New years day, the weekend and Monday for a free day off he had won at work. He completely took over and I spent most of the time in bed on musinex and NyQuil with the vaporizer going and my box of Kleenex and bottle of Mentholatum close by. Finally, this week I am starting to feel better. I still do not have my whole voice back and can't stray to far from a Kleenex but I feel better. I spent a little time with each of the kids this weekend to catch up. I just really had to tell them each how much I missed them and do a little one on one talking about anything I may have missed in the week or so that I had been out of commission-I did not even know what they had been eating thanks to my wonderful husband taking full control. They all told me that they understood and had been praying for me. They are just the sweetest kids! ♥ I bet it helped them understand some since dad sometimes counts pumpkin pie as breakfast and tortillas with melted cheese, pretzels and popcorn as supper. :) It also helped that I had not even mentioned school and the limits on video games were almost non existent. This weekend the kids had noticed that their "goofy mom" was returning. They were all excited for "goofy mom's" return but they also realized this meant the inevitable return to school. That is what we have spent today doing, trying to get back on track. It was a slow start but it started none the less and I am personally excited to be back to a somewhat normal routine(as normal as it gets around here anyway). :)
Conservative Christian homeschooling stay at home mom married to Monty for 15 years and mother of 3. We are striving to raise our kids with a Biblical worldview so they grow up to love and serve the Lord and they will be willing and able to stand alone. We, as a family, are no where close to where God would have us be but we are all growing in His grace.