well yesterday was another waste of a day. we did get one spelling lesson done, with much crying. *sigh* not at all what i would call successful. maeven is still sick. its just not a very educational time.
yesterday my mom, thank heavens, took tyren for a couple hours to play…but i didn’t have that time for “school” with maeven because i had to take her to the dr’s office for her cough, which has gotten worse. took the entire time and when we got out i had to go get tyren and then take us for food. maeven absolutely refused to eat anything in our house before our dr’s appt so i had to rush her afterwards to find something to eat because she’s just a bear without food…and being sick already…ay yi yi. i just didn’t want to argue with her anymore, just wanted to get her some food, fast.
so when adam came home, i had him take tyren with him while he ran an errand. so i was thinking that would give me time to get even just a little school done. but no. much whining and crying and coughing and “i’m sooooo hot!!!” (no fever, but she’s been acting feverish.) ugh. so i relented and let her take a shower, which changed her attitude some. and we were able to get through one spelling lesson. that’s all. and by the end she was crying every time she got a word spelled wrong. and writing it all sloppy. so i gave up.
yesterday was just not a good school day. hopefully today will be better.
well methinks this week is a scrub…i’m still coughing up a lung and now maeven is too. poor thing. i was thinking today she sounded just like me and i worried she may have asthma as well, but then i listened harder to her cough and its pretty moist. mine is dry and hacking. we are equally coughing as far as frequency, but hers definitely has a wet sound to it and she tells me she is indeed coughing up stuff sometimes, so i’m back to thinking its cold related.
but the sad news is i doubt we’re going to accomplish much of anything this week as far as school…neither of us feel much up to it. that and i got another blow to the week when i found out my mom wasn’t going to be available at all this week to take tyren. something i’d worked my schedule around and was starting to rely upon. but it couldn’t be helped. such is life. actually such is MY life. things always seem to happen in 2s or 3s here. not just one little stroke of bad luck, but 2 or 3. argh.
so the combination of not having uninterrupted time to work on the focused work and just not feeling up to thinking much less doing…i think we’re just going to scrub this week and start over again next week. means we are a whole week behind in math, but that’s ok because we can just do 2 lessons a day for more days then and catch up eventually. its all a self-imposed deadline anyway.
i’m coughing up a lung now…by the time adam got home i was starting to cough (something that always happens when i get a cold…it triggers my asthma and them i’m coughing up a lung for days past the cold, ugh) and i just couldn’t bring myself to do anything but veg on the couch or at the computer. i didn’t even have any energy to deal with the sibling squabbles that got out of hand yet again (always). adam handled it all and i just sat there. like a lump.
so much for school today. hope tomorrow is better. i hate colds.