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Another day

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Teamwork

I felt the need, the call, whatever to write a blog post today, though I am not sure what of the thoughts in my head to single out.  It has been a somewhat challenging week for my little ones, and for me too I suppose.  Things overall are good, but this evening I feel melancholy.  Maybe I’m just tired and need a full night’s sleep.  This morning my alarm woke me in the middle of a vivid dream…don’t you hate that?  It makes you start the day feeling disoriented and like something is left unfinished.

K is going through a rough patch, adolescence or something more I am not sure.  She hasn’t had a bad attitude or anything like that, but I suppose she is feeling a bit melancholy herself.  And she has the ACT coming up very quickly, so I need to focus and make sure she takes all of the practice tests, as well as a full run through the weekend before. 

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My pink haired girl

The same day K takes the ACT, A has her last soccer game of the season and M has dance class and the big end of the year recital, where I promised to be a room mom. I will be glad when that day is over!

M is having a hard time with school drop offs (some days) and refuses to go to children’s church.  She is ignoring her teacher at school and finding it impossible to sit still at rest time (thankfully no rest time next year in “regular” kindergarten!). She did crack me up today.  She and A were playing and I overheard M say “your mom is dead, remember?  That means you can have whatever you want to drink.”. Oh my…black and white thinking at its hilarious best.  She started to get upset today when I didn’t take the usual route home.  She ended up calming down but that hasn’t been an issue, well, since she started her meds last fall.  It worries me when I see these little regressions.

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M with her finished bowl for Empty Bowls

A has been OK.  Asthma acting up a little, as well as seasonal allergies & her extra-sensitive mosquito bite allergy.  Here in Michigan the mosquitoes are AWFUL this year.  Yesterday she got some bites and she swells badly.  One on her foot swelled so bad we can hardly get any shoe on her foot and it is painful to touch.  Poor baby 😦

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Baby bear putting flowers on my grandparents' grave

Yesterday we put flowers on my maternal grandparents’ graves.  This is something we do every year at the same time, to remember them and show our love and respect.  We also do it at this time because it is a tangible but indirect (i.e. less painful) way to remember E, our 2nd child.  We do it on the day that would been E’s birthday according to due date (also less painful than observing on the day of loss).  E would have been 7 this month.  We did this a day later this year because the day before I was exhausted and not up to going, but it was still nice (though of course M complained it was boring so we didn’t stay long).

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K putting flowers on the graves

And…as if it weren’t eventful enough, the kittens all had conjunctivitis and needed a trip to the vet for some drops.  Fortunately they are 100% better already.  They are out of the crate and wandering around the house.  They are playful, adorable and have their own personalities.  I love them so much and we will miss them when they are old enough for their new homes.  But, 7 cats is really not an option for our family…though we are still trying to convince the hubby to keep one, taking our cat total to 4.  K named them (2 males & 2 females): Doctor, Melody, Amy & Rory.  😉

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Doctor, the cutest & most easy going kitten ever!

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Sweet Amy fell asleep on a pillow

We will get to rejuvenate this weekend with a soccer game, a cookout with friends and planting our garden.  Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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Odds & Ends

I have so much to write about.

It has been such a full, hectic week.

I have not written the last two days, and I must write today.  I will write more on these topics later, but for tonight, here is a snapshot of what has happened in our family this week.

Tuesday night (Wednesday morning) I went to bed at 1am…end of the semester, so I was up doing homework.  At 4am my Honey cat woke me up to let me know she was ready to have her kittens, and she wanted me with her!  She had 4 beautiful kittens.  We love them so much, but taking care of the mama and babies is proving to be more difficult than I expected.  She keeps trying to hide them inside our box springs!

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Yesterday, M`s glasses came in.  Today she got to wear the to school for the first time and said she was able to see better and her eyes didn’t hurt as much.  They look amazing, too.  Hopefully this is an answer we have been praying for, to make school easier and more enjoyable for M.

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Also yesterday, A had her first soccer practice.  This is her first time participating in a sport, and I am a little worried about her asthma.  Yesterday was great, though.  She loved it, her best friend is on her team, and she did a great job.  Maybe she will be a super star like her sister!  Then again, she sure enjoyed socializing and goofing off.  I do love that she is her own unique, wonderful person.

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And tonight we got to celebrate K by attending the Carson Scholar’s banquet, as she is a 3 time scholar (she has been recognized every year possible.)  This year she even got her picture taken with Dr. Carson and he signed her copy of Gifted Hands.  He is such a wonderful, inspirational person.  This scholarship takes into account academics (scholars must have at least a 3.75 gpa with recommendations from teacher and principal), extra curricular activities and most of all, “great humanitarian work”.  I am so proud of my first born daughter.

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So that is a highlight of the biggest events of our week.  It has been quite exciting at our house.  We are hoping for a calmer weekend!

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