In my life this week…we got snow!! Even more after I posted last Friday's weekly wrap up; pictures here. Beyond the snow, it's been a discouraging week. My people keep getting sick and it so stresses me to have my husband get sick. It's a whole different ballgame post-transplant. Although I am beginning to suspect it's not sick as in a bug/virus, but it's stress driven so I am working to get counseling started for us. It is a never ending battle parenting our Aspie boy; my husband and I are both tired because the effort required is huge with no break ever. We spent quite a bit of time dealing with issues related to the boy yet again this week, and that is discouraging. I am working to make time to spend with God, and this a very interesting read on that topic. Oh and my husband is starting grad school next week. He will be working towards his master's in nursing. I am not sure how I feel about this, but that's what's going on.
In our homeschool this week… it has not been a great week for accomplishing stuff in our books which stressed me. So I counted. We have 71 school days ahead of us and 59 more history lessons. Once I saw that, I relaxed. Tuesday was a self-directed study day because YDD was invited to a game day at a friend's house. I had planned to do Tuesday's lessons on Friday which is our usual self-directed study day, but once I counted, I decided we'd have 2 self-directed study days. ODD is THRILLED because she's working on a piece of art to submit to a contest tomorrow at the library.
|Left is my girls not feeling good yesterday. Top right - YDD curled up watching the Olympics on the computer with me. Bottom right - YDD and Daddy snuggling after playing in the snow.|
Sharing What Works. This week, I really loved the review of Brave Writer.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… just art class & youth group for ODD, and one swim class for YDD. No church or Bible study this week between the weather and the sickies.
What we are reading . . .
My kiddos favorite thing this week was… SNOW!
Things I’m working on… Weight Watchers Report. I looked back in my blog and discovered it was the end of March 2013 that my doctor told me to quit limiting my calories to stabilize my porphyria. This means I am in the crucial time period to see if Weight Watchers is really going to be viable for me.
I’m cooking… vegetable soup. I've read online that vegetable soup is many people's key to losing weight on WW. However, I am not a huge veggie fan. Part of it goes back to my childhood of eating canned veggies which are yucko. Part of it goes back to needing to eat a high carb diet and many veggies are not. My solution has been to load my chicken stock with veggies that do have carbs [like bell peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes] and then blend the soup so there are not chunks of veggie to eat. I eat 1 cup portions which are 1 point each. I love that I can get serious nutrition for only 1 point. This also means if I am not tight on points, I can add cheese [usually feta] and have a 4 point meal with a dairy serving, too.
I am thankful … we have very little on the calendar this weekend. I am thankful 3 nights away for DH and me is only 1 week away. I am thankful my husband is a participant in our lives and not a spectator any more. I am thankful for fruit smoothies with only 2 points and lots of carbs. I am thankful for two self-directed study days this week. I am thankful for the Valentine's Day party with our local homeschool group today. I am thankful YDD finally told the truth about taking candy. I am thankful for what was accomplished on a sick/appointment day. I am thankful for the pace we've been working through history. I am thankful we've been able to start ODD learning Japanese without spending any money.
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