Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Disappointment

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In my life this week…

Princess Roo was diagnosed with a sinus infection on Monday morning, so I called her immunologist to give him an update because he keeps track of her infections. The nurse called me back and told me that he wants her to start on immunoglobulin infusions again. We knew her numbers were falling, but I had really hoped to not have to go back on them. I’m really disappointed.

And then I missed a phone call from the nurse yesterday afternoon, so now it will be Wednesday of next week before I can talk to them. :(

In our homeschool this week…

We took it slow and easy because Princess Roo wasn’t feeling well, but it was a good week. Princess Roo worked on tally charts, picture graphs, and tables in math—both recording and interpreting data—and worked on the vowel combinations oo and ea in reading. She has almost completed a unit on adverbs in language arts.

BookGirl finished her reading curriculum for the year, which means I get to be creative now! She did well on some quizzes and tests in math and language arts too. She is also studying adverbs (nice how that worked out) and is learning order of operations in math. At least a few of the mnemonics I used in school still work! 😉

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

When disappointing news comes your way, turn it over to God and keep going. My week was so much better because I didn’t dwell on the issues with Princess Roo but prayed about it and moved on. I am slowly learning that I don’t have control over a lot, so I do what I can and keep moving forward. I used to get bogged down and lose entire days. It still happens occasionally, but I’m making progress!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

Let’s see. . . We went to OT and AWANA this week. We spent some time with my grandmother, eating at Chick-fil-a and watching it alternately rain, sleet, and snow. We spent a lot of time together as a family because Princess Roo didn’t feel well the first part of the week, so we stayed in.

My favorite thing this week was…

Getting to read Damascus Countdown by Joel Rosenberg before it’s actually released. I started it this week, and it’s good!

My kiddos’ favorite thing this week was…

Sleeping later than usual. I let them sleep in since Princess Roo wasn’t feeling well and BookGirl is still recovering from a sinus infection herself.

Things I’m working on…

  • This week I recorded two sessions for the Exceptional Children Expo that runs March 12-14, 2013! I will be attending as many live sessions as possible and enjoying the pre-recorded sessions. I hope to see you over there! (All the live sessions are free, and the tickets are reasonably priced!)
  • I am working on a presentation for a Child Care Conference at a local community college. I’ll give that on Saturday. The topic is “Customizing Learning for the Elementary Student.”
  • I’m writing chapters for an eBook the bloggers of iHomeschool Network are putting together.
  • My notes and thoughts for my eBook are coming along!

I’m cooking…

Chili, tacos, loaded baked potatoes, and venison steaks cooked nice and slow in the crock pot.

I’m grateful for…

Medical care for my family when we’re sick.

I’m praying for…

Some friends who are going through unimaginable circumstances right now. I know God’s grace and strength is enough, but I want to bring them before the Throne every day.

I rewarded my kids this week by…

Allowing more TV time than usual because we were trying to keep it low-key in the afternoons for Princess Roo.

Something I am ogling or have my eye on…

Social Media for Humans: Minding and Managing Your Personal Brand Online by Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker. It was highly recommended by a friend of mine, and it sounds like a good resource.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…

what's in the bible, damascus countdown

  • BookGirl with the new What’s in the Bible? DVD. We watched Volume 10 yesterday. It’s the first of the New Testament series, and it’s fantastic!
  • Princess Roo can always color and do artwork—even when she’s sick. She enjoyed the What’s in the Bible? coloring pages that came with the DVD.
  • The new Joel Rosenberg book. It’s crazy, but today I saw some headlines from Israel that indicate that something Rosenberg wrote in the book could become a reality. He really has a pulse on the Epicenter! (That was a great book too.)

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13 Responses to Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Disappointment

  1. Sorry about little Roo. I hear ya about the weather. I’m ready for Spring!!!! You have been busy I see. Excited for you and your e-book! You go girl! :-)

    Kelly K

  2. Michelle C. says:

    I hope Roo is better soon. I’m sorry you must wait. I hate the waiting game!

  3. Mary says:

    Jennifer – I am sorry you got bad news. I admire you so much for admitting your lack of control (I have a hard time doing this) and then enjoying the rest of your week.

    Yay for being more flexible and creative with reading — I think Interest Led reading is the BEST way to cement reading skills. Have fun!

    I’m so glad you link with Collage Friday each week. :-)

  4. Lindsay @ Bytes of Memory says:

    Sorry to hear Princess Roo is sick. I hope she feels better quickly! Despite the sickness it sounds like you guys had a good week!

  5. Mary says:

    Sorry to hear about Princess Roo. I don’t know her issues, but I am currently awaiting diagnosis for my son who just saw an immunologist. We are waiting for some intensive blood work results to come back. Thank you for sharing your struggles.

  6. I commiserate! We’ve been sick here, too. Get well soon!
    We need to get more of those WITB dvds.. we have the first two. They’re pretty great, aren’t they? :)

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