Friday, September 20, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday

(Vol. 6)

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Last week, I was really rocking it, blog style.  This week, not so much.  Sigh.  I love writing, I really do, but sometimes it just does not happen.  So, I apologize to my loyal readers (ahem, Mom and Sarah) who may have been feeling a little bit deprived this week.  I will try to do better next week.  No promises, though.

One reason for my radio silence this week is that yesterday I went to see an allergist, so I had to be off my allergy meds for three days.  Let's just say that I wasn't sure they were really helping until I stopped using them.  Ugh.  On the plus side, I can now highly recommend Dr. Siddiqi at Allergy and Asthma Care Centers.  He hooked me up with a few new things to try.  He also called me a "walking allergy" and said I should consider allergy shots.  It would be a big time commitment, but could potentially cure my allergies.  Thoughts?

I took a little personality quiz on Elijah's behalf this week, and he came back as a "quester". Always exploring, this child loves to ask, "Why?" Ain't that the truth.  Sometimes, after the fifteenth "Why?" I resort to a sage response learned from my friend Eric, "That is a question that only you can answer." If nothing else, the child is then so confused that they stop questioning...for a moment.

I am beginning to make my peace with kale.  This recipe is helping.

Last night, Kurt read aloud snippets from this article.  Yet another reason to homeschool your middle schooler.  Seriously, though, why, oh why do teachers give so much homework?  When I was teaching, I didn't assign much homework.  I figured seven hours at school was enough.  But then parents and the principal would get mad, and I would feel bullied into assigning more work.  There has to be a better way.

This weekend, we will be eating here (with kids) and here (without). Mmm.

Isabel has the sniffles today, poor girl, and in sympathy, Elijah stated, "I can't go to school today.  I'm really sick."  It seems that the onset psychosomatic school-skipping illness happens earlier than I thought.  In case you were wondering, just like parents since time immemorial, I didn't buy it.

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