I feel lost.. You guys probably all think I'm lost as I haven't posted in quite some time. It has been a whirlwind of drama, sickness, and emotions here, and I'm quite lost in it all. I don't even know where to begin. . .
Perhaps we should start with the flu. . . the girls both were diagnosed with Influenza B about 2.5 weeks ago! They ran HIGH fevers (we got up to 104.8!) for several days before their mean, nurse, Momma decided to take the to the MD. I convinced him to swab for flu in addition to the non-necessary strep test he did. . . and, 1 point for the mean mom. . .though I wish I had been wrong. They were down and out of school for over a week. It's a sad thing that when you homeschool, flu, or any illness, is like a reprieve. We are slooooowly getting back into the swing of things!
There have been some wild changes around here. First, as a means of preventing burn-out while I deal with the demands of our daily life, we have enrolled Bean Boy in Classical Conversations... If you haven't heard of it, it is a college prep homeschool program. He goes to "class" once a week, and completes assigned assignments at home the rest of the week. We went to class to preview for next year. I ended up leaving him for the day and he had a great time. His teacher invited him to join this class where it is. She said some wonderful things about him (my heart skips a beat) including that he fit in to this class well, and was at their level. Sigh. WARNING: I'm about to brag about my kid on here, cause I dare not do it in front of him!!! He basically skipped a grade, 2 in math! This Challenge A is approximately on a 7th grade level, and he does the Challenge B math which is pre-algebra.... AND, I've always been so worried about how he would do as far as keeping up with the rigorous amount of work a program like this has, but I've seen something odd in him... something I don't recognize. I think it is called motivation AND determination!!! It is challenging for him, he's trying to learn to focus, and plan, and get all 6 hours worth of daily work done in 6 hours, and while it is taking him a lot of time, he has not despaired and has kept an amazing attitude. I'm so proud! :)
One other BIG change, one that breaks my heart, is that my hospital lost it's trauma certification. This means no more trauma drama for me. It does truly break my heart. I finally found an area of nursing that I enjoyed, and I had previously thought that to be impossible. We are still an ICU, but we will no longer have trauma ICU patients, just medical surgical. It's not what I enjoy, and I feel like I have to start all over again learning, but it is what it is. The hospital is appealing, and we should know by September what our status is. I'm greatly disappointed I no longer get excited about going to work, which makes the over time I am working all the more difficult. I am grateful for the time I had doing it, and am hoping that our status will be renewed in September.
I miss writing on my blog. . . but as you can see, life seems to pull me away. I do find this very therapeutic, whether there are readers or not. I hope to get back to posting at least on the weekly wrap-ups, but I'll post as I can. Life is such an adventure! Being lost is hard, but not the end of the world. God knows where I am, even if it's not in a great place, He won't lose me!