Looking out my window… lots of wind and above 0oF temps as another chinook blows thru. I’m loving today’s sunshine though.
I am thankful… the kids have been approved for Denali KidCare (except Gabe*); especially since the orthopedic doctor wants an MRI done on Lydia’s spine. He says there isn’t anything to be done about her scoliosis since she’s already virtually done growing and it isn’t bad enough to warrant surgery. At this point it should be stable for the rest of her life. He is concerned about it possibly impacting her spinal cord though because the reflexes in her legs were not responding correctly when he tested them.
I am hearing… 3:30 – Lydia (my verbal processor) working through her story for Writing, Ben picking up the goldfish he spilled
In the schoolroom… reading about Archimedes and building a waterwheel pulley system.
In the kitchen… The Best Ever Potato Casserole is cooking away in the crockpot. I don’t remember where I got the recipe from, but it’s basically potatoes, ham, and cauliflower baked with a cheese sauce. YUM! I really like how it frees up the evening having dinner already to go like this, but boy having to smell it cooking definitely makes it hard to wait for supper.
I am reading… The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. It is one of the books I am having Matthew read for Literature this year and since I’ve never actually read the book I felt it would be good to do so.
I am looking forward to… attending Bible study tonight. Due to travel and illness it’s been a few weeks since I was able to go.
Around the house… I’m tackling my mending pile today and getting some jeans patched or altered for the kids to wear.
A peek at my week…
*Apparently there is another Gabriel Nicholas born on the same day living in Alaska with the last name of Christmas and whoever processed our applications did not check that they had the right last name or social security number. So we have to go to the office in person with his birth certificate etc. to prove his existence and that they got the wrong person in order reapply for him.