Entry 12 ~ December 21, 2011
~ Sickness and Christmas
Once you go for a while without writing, it's a bit overwhelming trying to decide how to summarize such a great chunk of time. Sooooo . . . here's my best try!
The thing that first sticks out is that we've had a LOT of colds over the last few months. Very reminiscent of two winters ago when we literally had someone sick in the house from September to April. We seem to have something for about 2 1/2 weeks, healthy for half a week or so and then the next thing for another 2 1/2 weeks and so forth. Right now, we're going on a few days of health so I'm hoping the next thing is not right around the corner. I have a habit of being sick at Christmas. Poor Sophia had double pink eye, the croup and was on the verge of cutting her first teeth all at the same time! Fortunately, one of those teeth finally popped through and all the other nastiness is gone as well.
Speaking of teeth, she's our earliest teether at 10 months. Yep. Hannah was 17 months, 15 days and Benjamin cut his first on his first birthday. An average kid is 6-9 months. We're an odd bunch.
Otherwise, life has progressed fairly normally. James' job continues to go well. Homeschooling has been a blessing most days. I won't lie, I have my days, but what parent doesn't?
The hairbow business picked up a tad just before Christmas. Then I decided to make the kids' gifts. That was fun but quite a bit more time consuming than I'd planned. I made an owl doll for Sophia and chef apron/hat sets for the older two. Then some cute bean bags.
I've always been a BIG Christmas card/newsletter sender. Well, time simply got away from me this year and I just didn't get to it. Yep. I'm a slacker. I loved all the cards I got from others but barely got out a handful myself. (A personal note to my friends, I hope you don't mind!)
There's my big update. I hope all is well for everyone!