The first ones fell the hardest.
Two on Thursday.
Despite all my best disinfecting efforts. Fortunately, though, the last three have had the lesser version of the stomach sickness. Needless to say, we didn’t get much school work accomplished. But as with all homeschooling there was learning.
Math? We graphed pain reliever times.
Then we practiced taking care.
We sat outside and let the sunshine lift our spirits.
We found new stations and shows on our favorite SkyAngel TV: Recipe TV, Pet TV. Ok, plus Garfield and Peep for the laughs. And Kipper via Sprout on demand 🙂
We caught up on Answers Magazine. The topic fit the science unit study we are following in Answers in Genesis God’s Design for: Our Universe. Did you know there is a kid section in every issue of this magazine?
The basics: There was the potato provision I was most grateful for. Last Saturday I cooked a slew of potatoes in prep for Sunday lunch. But then discovered I didn’t have enough chicken for the crowd coming. So I tucked those potatoes in the fridge. Little did I know they would be just what queasy tummies would need. Plus, Our 365 Days of Celebration and Praise reminded us it is National Potato Month 🙂
Then there was also the laundry provision. Little did I know how much we would need that double batch of homemade powdered laundry detergent. *sigh*
In honor of sickness, I posted my mother’s recipe for Rice Water Soup. And over on $5 Dinners, I shared how slow cooker batch cooking is the super supper saver. I’m always so thankful when I can just pull the main ingredient out of the freezer.
Heart of the Matter Conference: And right in the very middle of it all, there was the motivating and encouraging Heart of the Matter conference. The night before I got only snippets of sleep because Middle Girl had fallen hard. Come noon on Wednesday, my small part in this homeschooling conference had my heart pounding out of my chest before the mic went green. But then the prayers surrounded and He took care of it all. I learned so much from all the different sessions. MP3 collections will be available soon at the HOTM Conference site. Click over to view all the topics and get your mid-year boost too!
Nature/Science: We were thrilled by the jonquils and crocus poking their way through to signal spring. I did write up our Evergreen Nature Study, which we sort of worked on here and there over the course of the last month. And, Monday morning, prior to all the sickness, we participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count along with our Winter Birds study.
We also watched the NASA channel for the last space shuttle launch Thursday afternoon.
I’d like to think we’ve had our share of sickness this year. And I’ll say again, I’m ready for spring!
How was your week, friends?