Since I have hardly a brain cell left at the moment, I will simply list some random descriptions of what has happened with our family over the last few days, and perhaps the next time I blog I can actually put together a coherent post and even add a picture or two. Our camera batteries have been charging all day--I haven't taken any pictures in quite awhile. Anyway, without further ado, here goes...
Friday afternoon I had my first day time stamp club meeting with 11 women and I don't know how many children here. There are 12 club members, so we'll get to enjoy each other's company for a whole year! The kids actually did quite well, considering there were so many of them, and the ladies seemed to enjoy the projects I showed, despite the rather numerous interruptions. I thank God over and over for giving us this house...it's so perfect for our home school set-up plus my business and allows me to hold workshops and be a mom at the same time. What a blessing.
Friday night Tobin was sick. I thought it was odd on Thursday afternoon when I went in to check on the boys during their room times and BOTH of them were sacked out...I didn't even tell them to nap! Arden does fall asleep on his own occasionally, but Tobin?! Never! He seemed OK Friday, though he didn't play a whole lot with the other kids but chose rather to watch a movie (which is not at all unusual for my media-addicted boy). However, I knew something was up when, at around 4:45 that afternoon, he brought his blanket out and curled up on the couch, promptly falling asleep. He was burning up when he awoke and wanted nothing to eat, though I did finally coax some applesauce and milk down him (his choices when presented with a list of options). I gave him some medicine, and thankfully he was just fine on Saturday--after sleeping until 9:30 a.m.!
Saturday we spent a very lazy day at home. Arden was in his p.j.'s until 4 p.m.! I did shower but wore my flannel pants and comfy sweatshirt all day. Charis and I made Valentine's Day cards, and I did lots and lots of reading aloud to the boys. Also, I made my first batch of bread from our breadmaker! It turned out wonderfully!! I suspect I'll be stocking up on flour and other ingredients so I don't have to buy store-bought bread anymore. ("Dead bread" is what some friends of ours call it.) One question, though, for any of you who happen to make your own bread...how do you store it?! I filled 2 large ziplocks with the slices I cut...is there a better method out there?? Do tell!
Today after church we went to Sam's Club to pick up Charis's new glasses--I'll post a picture of her wearing them when I can. She looks adorable with them on and says everything looks "more bright and bigger!" I may have to remind her that she's supposed to take them off for reading and close-up work.
So this evening Arden had a nasty cough--actually, he's had it most of the day. He's prone to asthma/allergy symptoms, and the cough doesn't seem like a "sick" sort of cough. I'm wondering if I should make an appointment for him to see the doctor. He got an inhaler to use temporarily during the fall, when his symptoms got really bad, but the doctor kind of expected him to not have problems after that. Every now and then he goes through these bouts, and it has been rather windy outside...so if it's allergy-related, I think we'll need more help than the cough medicine I gave him tonight out of sheer desperation.