After a bit of a rough spell last week with illnesses and all, I took advantage of the day off Monday and got everything in order for the week ahead so we could make up any lost time.
I decided to start the week with a sparkling sink, a la Flylady, and that helped at least feel like we could have a good week ahead. . .
Sickness lingered, and one last (hopefully) doctor appointment on Friday confirmed yet another child needed antibiotics (despite loads of vitamin C, essential oils, probiotics, and garlic drops), we still had a great, although quiet week. It seems energy has resumed normal levels now that we have hit the weekend, so hopefully next week we will have more excitement to share.
We did enjoy one nature hike this week when the weather ventured above freezing and the sun lured us outside. Nothing like slipping through six inches of mucky baseball field just for fun (of course, most of us walked around it) . . .
We found lots of animal droppings and a handful of prints to discuss and the hour in the great outdoors did us all a world of good.
We also enjoyed fitting the right number of candles on my husband's birthday cake. :-) You should have seen the wax melting! Of course, I am a few months older, so I have no grounds to comment on how many candles . . .
Challenges faced: Getting healthy! I hope this is the last of it for a while.
Special moments: We had some great discussions this week about our reading. During Bible time we pray for different people groups around the world and this week was the country of Djibouti. We also got exciting news that my niece is going on a summer mission trip to Fiji and my kids eagerly opened their banks and have started seeking out ways to earn money to send it to her. Love seeing that giving heart in them!
Reading highlights: There were a few this week, but one that stood out was in George Washington's World. Catherine the Great said, "If you don't gain you lose." This prompted a great conversation about that various applications of that statement in our personal lives, spiritual lives, academia, politically, etc. I love seeing the gears turning and watching my nine year old making abstract connections.
Looking forward to next week, and despite the fresh snow on the ground, I can sense the general warming of the weather as we head toward spring. The sunshine pouring in the window many days seems to encourage us along with the promise of what's to come.
Want to hear about others' weeks?