I'd like to say that this week is going as smoothly as last week, but I'd be lying. I'm sick again, with tooth socket pain, a bladder infection, stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, and headaches. It really had me down Monday and Tuesday, fearing that I am once again fighting something systemic and worried that I will lose weeks and months like last time I was in a health crisis.
Today I am bettter mentally. I don't have a lot of energy, but my mind is whirring and I am upbeat. I keep working in 15 minutes bursts, trying to catch up on everything that I have fallen behind on in the last several days.
I will have approximately 6 hours to myself this afternoon/evening. The guys are heading Raging Waters with their cousins to spend 4 hours frolicking in the water and braving scary water slides; it is an annual event.
What to do with such a large block of time? Last year I went to the mall and got my hair trimmed and my eyebrows waxed (we were going to an out-of-town, upscale wedding that weekend), and I went clothes shopping and got a pedicure. This year, however, we are back to only having one vehicle and I will be limited by how far I can travel by my own power, and by the heat!
So, as crazy as it sounds, I am going to clean out the craft supply closet, and tidy up around the house. I also need to think about what to take to tomorrow's homeschooling potluck, and come up with some sort of gluten-free, chocolate-free sweet. I'll admit that I am considering just heading to Trader Joe's in the morning for some meringue cookies instead of firing up the oven to bake. I am also going to listen to Enki music, and maybe watch the DVD.
As for Enki, we did a morning lesson Monday and Tuesday, but our afternoon practice time has been rather freeform. I suppose that is because we haven't made it a firm part of our rhythm, and by afternoon I feel pretty yucky. We've been reading a lot and playing a lot of games. We'll finish the 3-day cycle Friday with copying our summary and playing with math manipulatives. We don't practice handwriting on a day we write a lot in our MLBs, because it is just too much for the boys.