Weekly Wrap-Up: The Plague Revisited

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With us being on break this month (which I am loving!), it’s been a fairly slow week around here. Monday and Tuesday, we hung around the house catching up laundry, watching TV (Megan), playing video games (Josh) and loafing on the laptop (I’ll give you one guess). Brianna has been at the in-laws’ since last Saturday.

Monday night was my homeschool group’s Mom’s Night Out. It was so much fun! We had our annual Christmas potluck where we ate, exchanged gift via a “Chinese auction,” and played games. I think we were all on caffeine and chocolate overload, because we laughed, acted silly and had a blast! It’s been awhile since I have laughed so much. In addition to having a wonderful night of fellowship, I wound up with a book, via the Chinese auction, I’ve been wanting to read for several years, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World. I can’t wait to read it.

On Wednesday, we were supposed to meet our co-op friends for some Christmas crafts and fellowship, but Tuesday night Megan and Brian both came down with the plague, apparently some sort of stomach bug. I was up most of the night with Megan. We figured that no one wanted us to share this disease, so we opted to stay home from co-op.

It’s a good thing we stayed home, since Josh came down with it Wednesday night. I’ve just been praying that I don’t get it. And, I won’t even lie and try to convince you of some altruistic motive, like needing to care for everyone. I just don’t want it! They were miserably sick.

Yesterday, after Brian got home from work, I was able to go get my hair cut (finally!) and run some errands, one of which was having the binding cut from two of our school books and having them three-hole drilled. This makes them so much easier to use and reduces the shelf wear tremendously.

Since I got that taken care of, I’ve spent some time today planning and getting things ready for when we resume school. I’m hoping to get the first month planned out by the end of next week, including getting copies made and having a list of things we need, so that I can forget about it all for a couple of weeks and still be prepared to resume school in January.

We got our Christmas tree up last week and all the decorations that we’ll be doing this year. We’re going minimalist this year since there’s such a short period of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The living room looks so pretty, though. I think Megan must like Christmas as much as I do. She keeps going into the living room, turning on the Christmas lights and music and lying in the floor, just listening to the music and looking at the lights. So sweet.

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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. I am sooo sorry that you guys were not feeling well. I would be praying I didn’t get it either!! I hope you stay well and have a great weekend. 😉

  2. Sounds like a nice relaxing week…except for the plague. Ugh. I’ll be happy with my cold now! I hope you stay healthy!!

  3. I hate that (almost) everyone has been sick.
    I bet you guys did have fun on Monday night!
    So how do you like your hair? Have you ever posted a picture of your self on your blog?

  4. Hi Kris,
    Oh, this looks like a fun meme. But how would I do both this one AND Canada Girl’s Show and Tell over at HSB? Hmmm…must think on this.
    For now…Ta-Da! I took the plunge and created a Circle C blog over on Blogger. But even though I’ve had a few comments, I can’t figure out how to get it to tell me it by e-mail notification. I’ve selected the notification but it’s obviously not working. 🙁

    In other news, I put up a blog entry to ask the kids if I should move and most want me to stay on HSB. So maybe I’ll blog on both…it’s super easy to move posts over there…copy and paste. Incredible!

    However, I’m disappointed that I can’t figure out how to make the template more customized. It’s very frustrating to see cool things (like this one here) and then go nuts trying to figure out the HTML. As a case in point, I completely redid my CC blog on HSB AND my SuzyScribbles blog on HSB…quickly and they’re nice. But to try and do the same thing over here on Blogger.

    Oh, and how did you get it to make the comments easy to post HERE? Not even a new screen. I can comment right here on your same page.

    Well, that’s enough for now. I don’t know when I”ll be back…I have a big bazaar tomorrow to sell at (not real excited about it). So, see what you think about my new blogger page and maybe leave a comment (not that I’ll ever know if you do or not!


  5. Bummer about the “plague”! Here’s hoping you don’t come down with it. Life is never fun when Mom is sick (ask me how I know). Enjoy the Chrismas season!

  6. I hope everyone is feeling better soon.. and that you dont get it!!! Start slamming the vit C.. lol…. thats what I do… when the family all gets sick.. I start in with lots of water, garlic, vit c… and maybe even a green smoothie to boost it thru.. lol… cuz we all know.. when mom is sick… nothing gets done… and they think shutting the door so they cant hear your feeble cries for help in the other room is being of help.. after all… “they are leaving you alon…” roflmbo… really.. never had that happen here.. wink wink…

    Have a great weekend!! =)

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