Like camp. Poor Benjamin. He called me early Wednesday morning and said he didn't feel well. It just didn't occur to me it might be all that serious, so I had him to tough it out. He called me early again on Thursday morning, feeling worse. So I hurried over to pick him up. A quick visit to Urgent Care revealed a strep infection. No wonder he was sick! Sore throat, nausea, fever. Poor little guy. Today was to be the big field trip day, too. He really, really hated to miss that. **SIGH**
The doc says IF he feels like it, he could go back for the finale on Friday night, though, having had both an injection and beginning the oral course of antibiotics 24 hours prior.
Almost exactly 2 months ago, we were all set to go spend the day in Alabama for the Heirs Homeschool Group field day. But no, Benjamin got sick then, too, and it turned out to be strep. This is too many strep infections to suit me. (I had had it about 2 weeks prior, and it was NO fun!) This time, the doctor is requiring a re-check, for which I am thankful. That wasn't done before.
Any prayers will be appreciated!
I didn't mean to wait quite so long to post again, but by the time I sit down here at night, nothing ever seems important enough to cause my fingers to work the keys. However, today, I took an unintentionally long nap, so I have a little more energy. (I forgot to change the "am" setting to "pm" on my cell phone alarm. Oops! Good thing I woke up on my own!)
Our house is lonely this week! We're down to one child in the nest, and he's gone to Rustic Youth Camp. As Caleb mentioned, I hope we don't find him duct-taped to a post when we go to pick him up on Friday!
Since last posting, much has happened. We got to see Savannah and Nate in Omaha, NE for a few days. It was a great trip! Great hospitality, great food (yum!) After we got back, I assisted in a VBS at Hanceville, Alabama for a week. Then we had our gospel meeting at Rienzi. We called it a "success" since we had quite a lot of visitors for such a small congregation. Everyone really "put out" in inviting others. I pray that much good will come.
We've also planted a garden, which is in much need of rain. We also dug up and "fortified" Savannah's flower bed, and it is looking pretty good now. (Not nearly as good as when she planted it, of course.)
Today, my coffeemaker died, so I am sad. It was a "hand-me-down" from Mama, when we distributed her household goods. I really don't want to throw it away...so I won't.
Maybe I'll win a million dollars soon, so I will be motivated to post again before too long!
Hello, all you Pleonasters. Thought I'd forgotten about you, didn't you? Well, not quite. But while I was working, I just didn't have the time. Not that I really do now, but I'm taking a little time just the same. :)
Since my last post, Caleb has graduated from UNA, and the family has gotten to go see Savannah and Nathan in Alaska. We spent Christmas, their first anniversary, and New Year's Eve with them. Now, not many newlyweds can boast such a cozy batch of "firsts", can they??? It was wonderful to be there with them, and to enjoy the beauty of Alaska.
Now, we're well into 2008. Caleb is at the U of A in Tuscaloosa, learning even more about math. Savannah is a full-time student at the U of A(laska) in Anchorage. I'm not working now, but am trying to spend more time with Ben (who is in 8th grade), participating in the HEIRS home school group,and am making frequent trips south to see my mother. Still very busy, but of a different variety.
Today is Nathan's birthday! Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Nathan........Happy Birthday to YOU!!!
Our trip is grand! I feel rather royal. Could it be the royalty of this island? Three counties, named "King", "Queen", and "Prince." Of course the island itself is named after Prince Edward. Or maybe it's the royal treatment Nancy is bestowing on me. Hmmm...maybe a little of both.
Beautiful memories in the making...
At every turn, we are impressed with the grandeur of God's great design. PEI, like many other places on this earth, is a composite of many individual such proofs...a totally unique collection that belongs only here.
I'm SO glad Lucy Maude Montgomery chose this spot in which to be born :) and later to write her wonderful "Anne" stories.
And soon, Nancy is going to teach me how to add pictures into my text. So stay tuned. :)