Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Better Week and A Prayer Request

Thank you all who commented words of encouragement on my last post! I'm glad many of you had a nice laugh at my expense ( ; .
This week has been quite a bit better. We only had one major breakdown (it's Thursday), and I've not heard much along the lines of "PLEASE let me go to school." Although during prayer time this morning my 5 year old prayed that he could go to Kindergarten.
Academically I couldn't be more pleased. I can't believe how fast we are progressing. Our morning conversations have really made my children's minds come alive with opinions and ideas. I have had more thought provoking conversations this week than the last 6 months combined!
We have diligently followed a (loose) schedule every day and that has been VERY helpful. We have a set time to wake up, set times for chores, and a set time to start school. We then do bible and science as a family. At that point our schedule loosens up a bit as we finish our school work up (anywhere between 12:00 and 1:00). By 3:00 our numerous activities start, but the business has really helped my kids feel like they are not missing anything socially (which is a HUGE answer to prayer).
We are doing a "bit" of P.E. Mostly push-ups, sit-ups and running laps (which I do with them). They get quite a bit of exercise from sports and dance, but I'm kind of weird about health, so I've got them working out anyway.
Tomorrow I clean! Morning chores take care of the laundry and surface stuff, but I need to do some detail cleaning and scrubbing! I think I may need to take every other Friday off to make sure my fridge doesn't grow mold and cupboards don't attack (my son was hit in the head with a bottle of Torani syrup yesterday due to cluttered cupboards.... he was fine but I had to mop the floor 4 times to get all the sticky goo up).
On a separate note. I have a prayer request. My daughter has her 1st gymnastics meet this Saturday and there has been a lot of sickness going around. My first prayer is that she stays healthy as this meet means the world to her. My second prayer is for my health and the rest of the family. We all want to be there to support her on her special day! I have had a headache and light headedness all day, and just recently got a runny nose. Not good signs, but I am trusting the Lord to keep me able to attend her meet (I'd have to be unconscious not to go, but I'd much rather feel well). Oh, and you can pray she does an awesome job at her meet too! THANKS!!!
Well, I'm off to read a few of your blogs... and see how the new school year is treating you! I think I'll make myself a cup of Echinacca tea, then go to bed early! ~Karlie


Gombojav Tribe said...

So glad week two has gone better than week one!

call*me*kate said...

I'll pray for you to feel better by Saturday! And I'll pray for your daughter, as well.

Good to hear this week was better than last. We started this week and it's been a big adjustment, since my dh is home all week during the day now (he works 3 nights near the weekend). Things are different when he's here.

I'm so glad you decided to keep your kids home. I know what hard work it is. May God bless your school year and let it get better with each week!

Take care,

Halfmoon Girl said...

Will pray that you all wake up feeling renewed, refreshed and ready for the weekend. Let us know how the meet goes!

Anonymous said...

Cold Eeeze! Go get some of these nasty cough-drop like things at the drug store and suck on one every four hours until the beginnings of your cold go away. Seriously, this is how I have diverted many a head cold when everyone else around me suffers for weeks. I love this product... It really works, if you start taking them just when you feel that weird tickle in your sinuses or throat!
Praying for your daughter,

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Just prayed that you would all stay healthy and be able to enjoy the day together as a family!

Congrats on a great week o'school!

Chelle said...

Definitely remembering all of you guys in prayer. It's bad when the kids are sick, even worse when mom is too.

I'm so glad to hear this week was better than the first one!

Anonymous said...

Yea for a better week! May next week be even better than this one!

Lord, nothing is impossible with you. Have your hand on this family and protect them all from illness and help this to be a fantastic meet.
In Christ name, I pray. Amen.

I'll look forward to hearing about how it goes.

Mrs. Darling said...

Glad to hear it went well. I hear ya on tacking the underneath stuff. I spent all summer goign through closets and cupboards. There is just so little time in the school year.
Hope your feeling okay. This is Saturday. Hopefully you're at gymnastics.

javamamma said...

Hope you all stay healthy this week!