Sunday, February 26, 2012

feb~week 8/366 {life-docs-homeschool}

this has been a teary week for mama.  tuesday morning brought some potential life-threatening news for a family member... and my heart is heavy.  

with health issues on the rise, it really motivates me to get back on track with my health.  i'd like to juice a bit each day.  have you seen this? fat sick and nearly dead.  it's on netflix, instant play right now.  it's eye opening.  the body is amazing... when treated properly.

the distance between us and the rest of the fam is sometimes challenging.  especially right now... while the girls are in the midst of competition, recitals, theater, etc.  accomplishing school-work, while holding down the home-front most days... i'm overwhelmed. 

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sometimes, life is just plain hard, y'all.  searching for the blessings...  that's the key to survival, right?  

well, that and instagram pix. ;)

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after a long day, we {yes, hubby was home. yay!} took the girls to kids eat free night at chili's.

there was a day of vet visits for two felines, constantly looking for an exit.  that moment came for beau when his temperature was taken for the first time.  then he hissed at a cat poster on the wall.  tough guy.

just as i do with my kids, i researched and finally diagnosed beau.  my search led me to... feline herpes.  i started treating him with an amino acid.  *ehem*  it's not what you think... it's more like allergy symptoms that can turn into a cold under stress, etc.  turns out, his symptoms were not just allergies all along.  it was confirmed by the vet.  but she still siphoned my bank account for his visit to agree with me.  overall, he's a happy, healthy rambunctious lil' boy!  yay for some good news.

unfortunately, because feline herpes is contagious among cats, bella came down with a bad congestion, possible pneumonia. i get to wrestle her to take an anti-biotic.  no bueno.  her vet bill was more than beau's.  the end.

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homeschool fun.
gracie learning about fishy hermaphrodites. 
science. check.

nator, jazzy, and i waiting on gracie in dance lessons.
mom-taxi in full swing.  when i looked back to see what nator was doing - hanging upside down, she said, "what? a girl's gotta entertain herself."  *giggle*

my365 app. helps me organize my iphotos.

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math and science.  we know how to party around here.

thanks to a sweet friend for letting me look at her sonlight curriculum in person, i think we are going to go this route next year.  great literature and organization?  actually, i'm kinda excited about it.  i could cry.  see?  teary.  now... which core do i pick??  decisions, decisions.

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the pets are jazzed about it, too.  
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
actually... jazzy just wants beau's bed.
small dog trapped in big dog's body.

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tarjet... the girls snatched their faves.  
gracie = cuties.
nator = dark chocolate.  
gracie also talked mom and dad into purchasing her bedding for her bedroom makeover.  she's had her eyes on this for months.  months, i tell you!  nator's will come soon.

so how are you?  what are your must-haves at tar-jet?  have you studied feline herpes and fishy hermaphrodites?  do you think better hanging upside-down?  do you like grapefruit?  have you tried sonlight curriculum?  don't you wish you had been educated with your dog at your side?  isn't beau the cutest sleeper?  ever?  good thing he's so cute. that is all. for now. ;)

26 comments:

  1. Out littlest kitty sleeps like that too, mouth open and all!

    Sorry your kitties got sick, vet bills are such a pain!

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    1. too funny. lap cats are a must in life. at least i think so. ;)

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  2. We haven't had feline herpes but did lose one with feline HIV. Soooo sad it was. We've used Sonlight for so many years I've lost count. 11? 12? Anyway, I love it so much, obviously.

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    1. seems most people who've tried it love it. ;) so sorry about your kitty. i know that's hard.

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  3. I understand pets and draining the ol' bank account. Hope you're doing well...trying hard to catch up with friends! :)

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  4. I am so very sorry to hear that a family member isn't doing well. Scary times, indeed. Praying for you during this time. ;)

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  5. I'm so sorry it was such a rough week for you. I'm hoping for you that this next one is better!

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  6. I'm sorry for the family health issues and understand all too well the role geography plays in that. My 17 yo niece has been battling leukemia since August and has essentially been in the hospital since then, with the exception of about 15 days. My husband went out there this weekend as there is no family close and some days are just too hard to go it alone. They have a strong faith but the light at the end of the tunnel is nowhere in sight and sometimes they just get weary from the load.

    I hope your situation takes a turn for the brighter. Good health. I try not to take mine for granted.
    Take care.

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    1. so sorry, joyce. that's so heart-wrenching.

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  7. Sorry to hear about your family health problems. :(

    Beau is the cutest sleeper ever!

    Davan definitely thinks better upside down and the car is her playground, too, when she must wait.

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    1. thank you.

      at least our kiddos are being creative, instead of complaining of boredom, right? ;)

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  8. praying for family member and for H mama to have peace in the situation! We have been bitten by the bunny rabbit bug-- so we might have a baby bunny hopping around here in a few weeks--- DIDNT I say no more pets! last time we had a rabbit- she injured her leg and THAT vet bill was ridiculous! what a pretty little girl in the middle picture! :0)

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    1. thanks, carrie. a bunny? never say never, right? ;) one of the directors at theater was trying to find homes for her bunnies before her big move... she might still have one??

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  9. Love Sonlight, but I've never done a core after kindergarten. We just take the book lists and check out most of them from the library and read through and discuss. Love great Literature!

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    1. good to hear it's great reading. we're looking forward to it. wishing our library were better. it's sad that most of the suggested reading from our current history is unavailable. boo.

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  10. I am sorry to hear about your family member. I will keep them in my prayers.

    I have a desire to redecorate my bedroom and do some stuff to my kitchen...but right now we are trying to decide whether or not we are going to move. As high school looms ahead in two years we are trying to figure out if we want to homeschool high school or move to a different district...

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    1. thanks, theresa. you guys have a lot to think about. praying...

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  11. #1. i'm good, sooo sorry about the illness in family<3 #2. everything is a must at tarjay. my favorite! #3 um.no. #4.&5. no and no. #6. haven't tried sonlight. should i? #7 &8. not a pet fan. but yours are cute.;)

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    1. #1. great. thank you.
      #2. agree!
      #3-5. ha!! wait... no grapefruit? even when sweetened with stevia? ;)
      #6. i'll let you know.
      #7-8. you're joking, right? thank you. ;)

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  12. Sorry for your bad news. I'm with Mandy - no to grapefruit (my mouth is puckering just thinking about it!). I never go to Target since we moved - there's not one very close to us now (as in the closest one is about 20 minutes away). :(

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  13. We just loved Sonlight when we did it two years ago. I'm thinking at some point we may go back when I need a little more structure. The books that we used (we did Core 3) definitely stuck with my daughter.

    I'm praying for your family member. It is hard being far away from family, too. Sometimes our lives as mothers is just plain HARD. I'm so thankful for new promises from God each day - that gets me through.

    Love seeing the American Girl on the couch - we have a few that do school with us, too!

    Happy weekend!

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  14. So sorry about your family member. I know how hard it is to be away from family. Looks like you and your girlies are staying busy! Busy is something I know well.

    I have always been interested in Sonlight it is just a little pricey for us. Can't wait to hear about your foray into Sonlight if you chose that. :) You crack me up. I always leave your blog laughing. Happy Saturday.

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  15. sorry about the family member, that's rough....prayers and love go out to you!

    Sonlight is GREAT, but it's a LOT of work, HOURS of reading and yet you still have to get other stuff done such as Math, Language Arts, Science, Spanish etc. it's just not practical in my opinion! We got Core F and it's amazing, but we are just reading all the books at our own pace. I think we have read about 10 of them or so, some were way too advanced for ava, she's only 10....I think with a 6-7th grader this would be the perfect curriculum, but all the REaders are fine, it's more like the Missionary books that are more complicated! But I literally could read 4 hours a day to them and STILL not be done! it's a LOT of work on the parent's part and I just didn't have it in me to do that...BUT if you do, then for sure 100% it's AWESOME!
    tara

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