Weekly Wrap-Up: The One That Was Extremely Late

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Um, yeah, so you may have noticed that this week’s wrap-up was extremely late.  Sorry about that.  I started to set up the linky last night and post the wrap-up with a note that I’d be back to update my own wrap-up later, but I convinced myself that I would have time to do it today.  You can see how that went.

It’s been a crazy-busy week.  Monday was a much needed Mom’s Night Out with some of the ladies from my homeschool group.  We went to one of my favorite delis with the world’s best salad bar.  Yum!  The company was, of course, really nice, too.  I always enjoy getting together with other homeschool moms for support and encouragement.


Tuesday was going along smoothly when I got a call that my dad had run over his foot with a lawn-mower.  The injury itself was pretty bad, but was compounded by the fact that he’s on an anticoagulant, so any bleeding injury can be really dangerous for him.  We spent several hours in the hospital Tuesday night as he underwent surgery to repair the damage.  The surgeon was unsure that circulation was going to return to three of the toes and infection was a great risk.

After much prayer, as of tonight (Friday), circulation has returned to all the toes and there has been no sign of infection.  Dad is supposed to go home from the hospital tomorrow.  We are very thankful and much appreciative of all the prayers, including those of the surgeon who prayed with the family before the surgery.  If I ever need a foot doctor, he’s my guy.  I was extremely impressed with him.

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Wednesday, we spent the day swimming at a friend’s house.  The kids always enjoyed that…except the sunburn part.  Despite multiple reapplications of sunscreen, my fair-skinned, blue-eyed kids always seem to burn their first time out.

Thursday was spent trying to catch the laundry up, but a storm knocked out our power for a couple of hours, so I didn’t make much headway there.  I did get the grocery list done by candlelight, though. 


Friday, the kids and I went out to lunch, then, did a little shopping for Father’s Day and got the grocery shopping done.  After Brian got home, we went to visit my dad in the hospital in an effort to try to keep him from going stir-crazy. 

I can’t imagine just sitting there all day for three days when he’s fully conscious and able to do something besides sit in a bed all day.  I told him, if it were me, Brian would have to get me Internet service through our cell phone carrier so that I could at least be online during the day.

That’s our week, in a nutshell. How was yours? Sorry the linky was so late this week, but now you can post about your week and sign up with the linky. If this is your first time to join us, be sure to read the Weekly Wrap-Up guidelines.

**Remember, be sure to link directly to your Weekly Wrap-Up post so that others can find it easily when they visit your blog and be sure to post a link back here so that your readers can find the Wrap-Up and join us.**

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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. Im still up Kris.. =)

    GLad to hear your dad is doing better… how scary!!!

    Great pics… I see your loving your new camera…. =) Have you figured out the feature that allows you to shoot in black and white or sepia… on camera yet?… Lots of fun bells and whistles to still discover…

    Hugs and prayers for a smoother week for you!! =)

  2. Wow – that sounds like way more eventfulness than anyone needs in a week! I'm glad that your Dad is doing so well.

  3. Wow! What a week Kris! Glad to hear your Dad is doing so much better! We will add him to our prayers!

    PS – your pictures are great! I'm inspired to learn more photography skills myself!

  4. Oh my goodness, I'm sorry to hear about your father. I'm glad that he's okay now.

    I'm loving all the photo's with your new camera.

  5. I'm so glad you're dad is healing up well! Praise God for answering prayer!

    Hope next week is less eventful for you!

  6. Kris-

    Do your kids have sun-shirts? I have a son who we joke is clearly of Irish decent (no red hair, but fair, freckles, red highlights, and blue-green eyes) who burns even with sunscreen. This year, I picked up a long-sleeved sun shirt at Costco. It was the best thing I ever did. I still have to work to be sure his face and legs are covered, but his sensitive back, neck, and tummy are protected by the 100 SPF shirt. We have had no burns due to missed sunscreen spots – and the boys say the shirts are not hot at all. They actually like wearing them. Just wanted to throw it out there in case it might be of help to you.

    ALso, I had to tell you how truly GREAT your photos are! I can tell you are really enjoying your new camera – and are truly learning how to use it. Good for you!

  7. Wow! So glad to hear you're Dad is doing much better. And home just in time for Father's Day, too.

    And I can totally relate to your kids' sunburns. That's the way I am, too.

  8. Hi,

    I am sorry about your dad's foot. That sounds very painful. I am glad it is healing well.

    I keep seeing the weekly wrap-up posts and I love this idea. I am going to try to do one this week. It's a neat idea for catching all those things you want to share that don't make up their own posts.


  9. I am so glad your dad is doing better! How scary.

    I love the pictures!!!I bet that is really therapeutic.

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