Ever have one of those weeks that are so packed and so out of the ordinary that there are a few tears shed by everyone come Saturday morning? Oh yeah. Me too.
This week Claire woke up feeling nauseous one morning. Instead of cancelling all our plans I stuck to my freelance work commitment. I left Claire in the capable care of our babysitter and Tom, who was working from home upstairs, but there was still some part of me that wondered whether I should stay home. She threw up while I was out working. Later she fell asleep on my lap at the dinner table, her plate of food untouched.
This week I met an amazing man who climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with his two friends and raised half a million dollars to provide clean water for people in Kenya. Oh, and he climbed that mountain with his hands because he has no legs.
This week I met an amazing girl who was bullied mercilessly in high school and as soon as she graduated she pounced on her dream to become a motivational speaker, and now regularly travels and speaks to crowds of 20,000 or more. Oh, and she’s completely blind, and has been since she was 14.
This week I was given a swanky new Samsung Galaxy S3. (thank you, Telus!)
This week Bea had her foot x-rayed and we discovered she fractured her big toe two weeks ago.
This week Claire learned to write her own name, with no previous letter-formation practice. Huh.
This week we did no “official” homescholing, I did no “official” writing, and I spent most of my free hours on the couch reading Dr. Gabor Mate’s book In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts.
This week was great and challenging and all over the place and I’m ready to dig in to my regular homeschooling and blogging routines again next week!
PS – I am working on the final edits of my upcoming ebook and I’m looking for friendly reviewers who are willing to read it and give me some feedback. Want to be one of those reviewers? Send me an email!