Weekly Wrap-Up: The One with Gymnastics Camp

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Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s been a busy, but good week around these parts. I hope the same is true for you. Megan had gymnastics camp all week, which she’s really enjoyed. (And, believe it or not, I enjoyed getting up at 8 AM every day to take her. I may turn over a new leaf yet.)

After she came home Monday, I asked her about what all they had done.

“We could just do whatever we wanted, really,” she replied.

“So, y’all just kind of played in the gym all day,” I asked.


“What about the art and music stuff?”

“We made giant flip-flops on paper and decorated them,” she said.

“So, basically I paid X-amount of money for you to play at the gym all week?”


Um, okay. She’s had a great time, though, and she didn’t get to go to youth camp with Brianna and Josh because she was too young this year, so I’m okay with that.

In my personal fun news, I had my second colonoscopy on Tuesday. I had this to say about that on my Facebook page Monday:

In honor of the fact that I’ll be enjoying (um, not) #ColonoscopyPrep today, I wanted to share some facts with you about colorectal cancer. This cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. Of cancers that affect men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths. (source: CDC)

However, colon cancer is one of the most easily treated cancers if detected early. I was fortunate that circumstances led to my first colonoscopy 3 years ago. If I had waited until age 50, the small polyps that were removed might have been much more advanced.

So, I promise not to get into TMI territory today, but I urge you, if you have any risk factors for colorectal cancer, get screen early!

Thankfully, my results came back negative and I don’t have to have another one for 5 years, but it’s so important not to wait!

On the school front, I’d planned to start back a week from Monday. Now, I’m thinking I may give the kids the option to wait another week. If we do that, we’ll have to come back and finish a week after taking a week off for Thanksgiving before starting our Christmas break. That might not be bad, though, since it will be a review week.

I’m actually mostly excited about starting back this year, but I’m not going to lie – another week sounds pretty good, too. When are you starting back? Or have you already?

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  1. I’m glad Megan enjoyed her fun camp 😉

    Public schools don’t finish for summer til about July 20 here in England (they go back in Sept) so it’s funny to hear you planning when to start back! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your break. Thanks so much for hosting the link-up.

    1. It’s funny to ME to hear me talking about starting back in a couple of weeks. This year round stuff is still new to us. We like it, though…just not always when it’s time to start back.

  2. We are almost unschoolers so we go year round. I do have to admit that we’re really really in a very relaxed part of summer. After all, there’s only so much time to enjoy the swimming pool 😀 On our days at home though, it’s the usual routine.

  3. I nursed in a scope unit during my training and my heart goes out to you! So, so pleased the results are good. And yah for no more colonoscopies for another five years….although ten more years might have been more preferable!
    Enjoy your extra week off, if you take it. You can come round and play Little House on the Prairie with the children if you like. I’ll make you some dress up…

    1. Yes, 10 years would have been preferable, but 5 is better than 3. I’m hoping next time it will be 10. We’ll be over to play. 🙂

  4. We are taking it pretty light right now school wise, doing some math and reading. I am hoping to do some fun science experiments, as well. But, they have been getting plenty of phys. ed. in their grandparents’ pool! lol. 😉 I hope you have a great weekend.

  5. I’m glad your daughter had a fun camp- even though it’s frustrating for us as parents to find out they just played all day.

    And I can sympathize about the colonoscopy. I had one a few years ago and vowed I wouldn’t do it again. I’ve had time to recover and rethink, though, and I know two people personally who have battled colon cancer, so I’m sure I’ll give in and have it.

    1. I wasn’t really too upset about the gymnastics camp. She did have a great time and got to practice some of her stuff on the trampoline, which she really enjoyed because we don’t have a trampoline.

      The colonoscopy wasn’t too bad either. Prep day is the worst part of the whole thing and only the couple of hours when you’re drinking that nastiness are too bad. I was really, really glad when I could eat the next day, though. I had my first ever (if you can believe that) Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuit. I’m rarely out in time for breakfast at a restaurant and when we do go to CFA I usually have Chicken Minis. I had a couple of coupons for free biscuits, though. Yum.

  6. Yuck, colonoscopies! I had a colonoscopy and watched them cauterize some hemangiomas. Very interesting–probably because I was sedated so heavily! But the gas afterwards was dreadful.

    This is our first week off, and I’m loving it. No camp of any kind for us until we do the real tenting by a lake camping. I’m so looking forward to that!

    Enjoy your last or semi-last week off.

    1. Not at all. You’re sedated, so the only thing that hurts, the day of, is when they insert the needle for the IV. The worst part is prep day the day before.

  7. I am a brand-new homeschooler, and will be starting up my son’s kindergarten year on July 15! I am going to (loosely) follow one of the local school districts that goes year-round. I think this will provide a lot of flexibility for us as a family! We are going to be travelling for two weeks in August, plus moving to a new home sometime in August or September. So I am very thankful that we’ve been called to homeschool and thankful that we can start (and stop!) whenever we want, to meet our family’s needs. Love your blog; thank you for all your posts. As a brand-new homeschooler, you’ve been a big help to me already. 🙂

    1. How exciting to be embarking on your first official year of homeschooling. I hope it’s a wonderful experience for your family!

  8. I’m really bad your tests came back ok. One of our best friends just had surgery for colon cancer last Friday and they found it had spread to the lymph nodes so they are preparing for a long road of treatment ahead. Glad too that you don’t have to go back again for 5 years.

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