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Sew ‘n Tell Friday

Hmm… This was a fun week as Grandmama and Grandaddy visited for a few days. I had intended to keep up with my cross stitching but instead I was able to get some things done on my beloved Bernina (with Grandmama’s help and influence!). We completed the girls Frontier Girls Vests and mine is in progress. I had to go back and forth when I was ordering our badges because AppleBlossom is completing more than we can afford to buy. So for individual things that are not hugely something she’s proud of I’m going to have to figure something else out. But I plan to get us organized and go over things officially with them as so far it’s been more on the random. AppleBlossom has finished another!! cross stitch kit, this time a butterfly and has begged to get started on the second butterfly the Enginerd bought her. So. . .

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Sew ‘n Tell Friday

Does this still count as Friday? I’m still working hard on my Woodland Enchantress. I’m loving how the snow is a blue and deep purple shade. See that new grey tree or two? I’m loving it! Maybe I will finish it this winter. AppleBlossom (age 5) has finished her rainbow since Wednesday! Can you believe it?! I had the Enginerd stop on his way home to buy her a new kit. She requested a butterfly so he bought her three. She picked on to start as is already nearly finished in just one evening! The new kit has a plastic needle when she was using metal so that’s a step down but we can remedy that next time. This kit is still just needlepoint or a half cross stitch but it is still working on her patience and attention to detail. She is doing so well. One of her kits. . .

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– starting the morning

‘Wayfarers Ancients’ – starting the morning with Tot, PreK, and LG (lower grammar). 5 year old reading aloud from ‘The Beginners Bible’ while her 3 year old sister listens and their 6 month old brother is flailing at a board book copy of ‘The Beginners Bible Book of Prayers’. On other days I’ve read the same Bible story from our ‘Family Reading Bible’. In the next time through Wayfarers Ancients we will use the ‘Egermeier’s Bible Story Book’. I partially want to read it now. But with AppleBlossom (5) reading basic stuff now as she does well in her phonics it makes more sense to have her read something on her level. After all another four years she’ll be 9 and Egermeier’s definitely works then. And I’ll have the Toddlers version of that to go along then as well! And now back to reality. He’s six month old today!!

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Lab test diagnosis

Influenza A. It’s the flu. I’ve never truly had a flu diagnosis before. Little boy’s nasal swab tested positive for Influenza A. And because the three year old is already fever free she doesn’t need anything and will soon be well. The Enginerd and I should be soon to follow on the wellness train. However we are we are getting Tamiflu or some such to help the baby through it. And if you’re wondering I feel awful. And for what it’s worth: “Influenza S is a virus affecting the upper respiratory track.”

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105.7 fever anyone?

Ok. Pertinent details 4.5 month old has a 101.2 fever. Starting Saturday afternoon with the three year old, followed by the Enginerd, and then by Sunday afternoon myself. High fevers 105.7 often. A slight runny nose. Voice is lost and a very infrequent cough that feels like razor blades. The five year old is dandy and hasn’t topped 99. Yesterday was really bad for the three year old but she was 102 at four am and has only gone down. She’s sitting at 99 herself now. And if I recall what he said (after all my head is a bit fuzzy) the Enginerd is going between 99-101 and still taking Tylenol. I think I’m down to 99.7 myself. But once fever hit the infant my brain no longer works. So apparently a fast high burning virus. But I don’t like the idea of his having it. I haven’t sleep more. . .

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Nearly 5 months old

On the Almond update: he rolls over on accident but hardly on purpose. Put him on his belly and he does push-ups. He doesn’t quite crawl but he can get a few feet. Although sometime he goes in the opposite direction than he wants and this upsets him. Stroke his chin or neck (or wipe the moisture away) and he giggles. Look him in the deep royal blue eyes and talk to him and he grins enough to make your day or week better because you’ve spoken to him and that’s all he’s ever wanted. Hold a soothie up in front of him and watch while he reaches first with one hand and then another to guide your hand and it to his mouth. Yet stay near b/c when he grins that he got it right it will fall out. Put a hand across his torso with thumb on ribs. . .

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Wrap up? Update?

I’m not sure if I want to call this a weekly update or am October wrap up. Either way. . . We’ve been trekking along in school. AppleBlossom is 5 years 4 months old. OrangeBlossom is 3 years 2-3/4 months old. Almond boy Blossom is 3-1/2 months old. AppleBlossom is doing a plethora of fun things. We call this year K5 but a majority of what we are doing is technically called First Grade, although we are in no rush. This week we have come upon the first quarter in Seton Home Study School First Grade, our intent was to make this curriculum last two years, but so far outside of art and music it doesn’t look like it will, so we might make it with lots of reading being our second year of it. But this is only the first quarter so who knows what the next three quarters. . .

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