Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tonsils, Adenoids, Earth Day ~ Oh My!!

We are 3 days into a unique week around here. Is any week not unique around here?

Monday ~ The Littles officially finished school. We have our 180 days  and it is time for a little rest and relaxation. RIGHT.... (These are the same children who beg for school every day of the week and don't believe in spring, winter, or summer breaks.)

Tuesday~ Little Goldilocks had her tonsils and adenoids removed. She was a brave little trooper and my other two little ones were beyond perfection in the waiting room for 6 hours! Goldilocks came home thinking she could party ~ the anesthesia had her flying high. It took a lot for us to keep her in bed. I was worried because the discharge papers have strict guidelines and she was trying to jump on the bed and demanding a chicken dinner. Of course, we kept her on a liquid diet as prescribed.

Today ~ Happy Earth Day, folks. Our little Goldilocks is not so happy this morning. She is in tons of pain and is having a really hard time getting any liquids down. She spit out the last dose of pain meds all over the floor. They sent her home on some really powerful meds and I didn't know how much had gotten down her throat, so I didn't dare give her more. She has to stay in bed until at least Saturday. I am taking full advantage of her being down and out. She is by far the one that has to be watched, corrected, and redirected the most. While I have all this extra time on my hands, the house is getting a good spring cleaning. So far today, I have put away all of the winter coats, hats, scarves and mittens, done four loads of laundry, collected another bag of give-away, and sorted school papers. 

To me, Earth Day is every day, because I think it is very important for us to be good stewards of the earth all of the time. So I will show you some of the things we normally do. Today, those of us who are allowed out of bed got more seeds planted in the garden. We now have onions, bush beans, carrots and cantaloupe planted. 

We also are sorting through all of the Big Teen's high school papers and deciding what we want to keep. The paper recycling bin is really filling up. Also, we finally got a nice sunny and breezy day, so I hung up two loads of clothes on the back porch. This has made a huge difference in our electric bill. We only air dry shirts, pants, dresses and kid's sleepers. The undergarments and towels still go into the dryer.

Remember how I started this post with school being out for the little ones? Well, they are already sniffing around the learning corner to see what I am setting up for summer. One child complained that we missed doing our family math problem yesterday, so we had to make up two days now and another child just asked when she could do her reading lesson. Sheesh ~ so much for a week off! I'll post our spring/summer plans soon. I'm still trying to figure it all out myself. LOL! We will be doing a small amount of math and reading every day and a few other fun things.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. I pray that your swetty is well really soon. Congratulations on a job well done. A little math and reading sounds like a good summer plan.

  2. I hope Goldilocks is feeling better today! We're finished with school, too. Oh, joy!!!

  3. Hope your little girl is feeling better by now!

    You are so productive!!! Way to go!

  4. Funny how they didn't want a break; routine can be comforting. Seems like they'll get used to it though lol! Hope she's healing well.