|I so love Carmella in these striped tights. The adorable slippers were made by Brianna as a Christmas gift.|
If I had to sum this week up it would so be the idea that it is definitely not what we expected it would be. Sunday and Monday were all about dealing with the well. Tuesday dawned with sore throats and runny noses. By Wednesday, six of us were miserable with whatever bug has found its way into our church family.
And by Wednesday night we had cancelled our long planned trip to the south for this weekend to spend a few days in sunshine and sand and most importantly to be part of the wedding celebration of our friends Rick and Barbara.
And that was so hard to do! For months we have talked about it and looked forward to it. Tuesday Brianna packed the suitcases. Our rental house was paid for, the gift was ready to go and none of us could wait to see our friends and have a little warm treat in the middle of winter. But... the idea of 24 hours in the car in 4 days time was a lot to start with and doing it with a bunch of sick people just doesn't seem fun. We were very blessed by the company we rent our vacation home from who gave us a credit for the full amount. Standard company policy is no refunds if you end up cancelling your trip.
|Love this few of the grape arbor out of the school room window. That little gold finch nest gives me hope for spring in these dark days.|
As we went to bed last night, a very light snow began to fall. Elisabeth, not feeling well, woke at 3 am and noticed the snow. She was so excited, she couldn't go back to sleep for some time. This morning, of course, all the kids wanted to go out and play. I was thinking, sick kids... cold air... asthma attacks... bad idea. But they broke me down and went out for a few minutes.
Last week I had these visions of four great school days in a row since it was a rare week when I had no doctor appointments at all. Ha! What was I thinking? If the kids are having a good moment to do school, then I am not up for it. We've barely made it through the week's worth of work. Never mind gotten a little extra in like I had thought. C'est la vie, eh?
And that about sums it up around here. It is cold... we have a cold... and the coffee maker is still broken.
Until next week,