Weekly Wrap-Up: The one where the last week of school was ruined by the plague

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday, y’all! We are finished with the school year! It’s hard to believe that I am now mom to another high school senior and a sophomore. Not only that, but my first-born turns 22 today. The years fly by, y’all.

I wish I could say we’ve had an amazing week, but I came down with some sort of virus on Tuesday and have basically spent the last three days feeling like I was run over by a truck.

I went to the doctor on Wednesday because I was certain I must have strep throat based on the fact that I didn’t remember my throat hurting so bad in my entire life. The test came back negative, though, and the doctor basically said, “Suck it up buttercup. Get some rest, drink lots of fluids, and take ibuprofen.”

(Okay, she was actually very nice and didn’t say anything at all like that, but that’s the way it sounded to me at the time. I wanted a shot or some drugs or anything that was going to make me feel better.)

It’s been a long time since I’ve felt as rotten as I have this week. Not exactly what I had in mind for our last week of the school year. Thankfully, I have teens who don’t really need much help from me.

On Monday, before I was hit with the plague, I did set up a Facebook group for homeschoolers. A group allows a bit more discussion and community feel than a page. My page is still there and active, but if you’d like a bit more discussion among homeschooling parents, check out the Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers Community on Facebook.

I am so excited by how quickly it’s taken off and how supportive and encouraging everyone is!

My youngest two are enjoying Homeschool Day at a local amusement park today. It’s usually earlier in the month. How fun for it to be on our last day of school for the year!

You know what’s even more fun? That they’re old enough to drive themselves there and go alone. I’m not a fan of hot, crowded amusement parks, especially when I have the plague.

Oh, for those who are curious, Megan named her cat Sassy. It suits her, without a doubt. Brianna’s giant puppy tries to intimidate the cat and the cat just hunkers down, bristles up her tail, and growls as if to say, “Bring it, Dog!”

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. You probably had the same thing some of my kids got a few weeks ago. They said their throats hurt so bad that it felt like they were bleeding and raw. I took them to the doctor and, same thing, no strep throat. nd I’ll be joining your group. Looks like fun!

    1. Yes, I bet it was the same thing. I looked at my throat with a flashlight before I went to the doctor and it was so red and inflamed I thought for sure it was strep. I never go to the doctor for colds and such – not even the flu. I just tough it out with OTC meds at home, so you know I was feeling horrible to go so quickly after coming down with whatever it was. Thankfully, I’m feeling much better today.

  2. So sorry to hear you’re sick, Kris. That sucks. Hope you’re on the mend soon. I know I always appreciate feeling well so much after a virus.

    1. Thanks, Lucinda. Isn’t it funny how much you appreciate not feeling sick after being ill? I’m there now. I’ve still got some symptoms, but I already feel so much better than I did that I can deal with a little coughing and stuffy nose.

  3. I’m sorry you’re not feeling well– that’s the pits, and one thing I’ve always felt homeschoolers should get a pass on. 😉 Love the new kitty, we had one named Sassy, once, also.

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