Like any school break — it didn’t seem to last long enough! It’s hard to believe that it’s over and tomorrow we’re back to school!

I really needed to take the break, though, and I’m glad I decided to move it up earlier in the month. By Thursday I was really feeling awful so I finally gave in and called the doctor. A doctor appointment on Friday morning gave the verdict: BRONCHITIS. I had already suspected that, given the hacking & coughing & difficulty breathing. 48 hours, one inhaler, an antibiotic and steroid pack later — I’m feeling so much better.

Significantly. Better.

Yay for modern medicine!!

While I was sick and while we took a break, the kids did get to relax and read and watch tv quite a bit but they also pitched in to help me quite a bit, too, and I’m so grateful for that! Princess cooked several times, Drama Queen took over the laundry and the Little Prince was quick enough to bring me a drink or rub on my neck. He’s such a little sweetie, isn’t he?

I really have to say that I quite enjoyed having them pitch in more and I’m looking forward to hanging on to that and not letting that go. (Cue the mean mom, she’s back!) ;0) I also think that having to help out more might have been a little bit of an eye opener about how much work it takes to keep things going around here. Well, maybe. I can hope. =)

My kids may not have been doing much book learning this week, but they sure did learn a lot about homemaking! I was also pleasantly surprised with the amount of reading they chose to do. Drama Queen even pulled out the laptop to practice typing and a few other things.

Now that I’m feeling better we really need to get back into our groove this week. So bring on Week 10! Let’s do this!

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Amber

Hey, y’all! I'm Amber, and I wear many hats: Pastor's wife, marriage advocate, eclectic homeschooler, mother of three, and domestically challenged homemaker--lovin’ life and livin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
I love to write and I hope to use that wisely, to encourage others, and for God’s glory. I seek purpose in the mundane. I want my kids to see God’s fingerprints throughout all of creation, learning, and life. As I teach our children, God is teaching me through this homeschool journey, too. I love Jesus, family, coffee, words, and the color teal.
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