Monday, November 19, 2012

Oh me


One of our favorite family things to do is to go hiking. I wouldn't say it's this girl's favorite thing to do :) but when most of your family is made up of boys, hiking is what you do. Plus, there's nothing like watching your boys run free in beautiful open fields. Truly. When we're out hiking, they're in there earthly heaven and I wouldn't give anything to miss that- except.......
Yesterday at church, I wore a belt over my sweater and it kept bothering me. I had worn the same outfit before and never had an issue. I kept thinking, "Is it on too tight?" And so I would loosen it up, but when that didn't make a difference, I changed as soon as we got home. I felt like I had a sore on the side of my back. When I looked in the mirror, I realized that our lovely fall hike had left me with more than sweet memories and a handful of freakin amazing instagram photos, it had left me with a tick. Yes, this girl said tick. Gross. Please excuse me while I go take another shower... The honey was sweet enough to remove it for me. That's something you never think you're going to have to ask your husband. Scream!!!!!!"Honey, can you please help me remove this tick?" That's sexy at it's finest, right there. That's also real life and real love.
After googling ticks and pictures of the ones that carry Lymes Disease, I'm going to make an appointment with my doctor today and get on some antibiotics. If anything, just for peace of mind.
I'm thinking homeschool might look a little different today...Perhaps, we'll be educating ourselves on tick safety before, during, and after a hike. I think we all might could benefit from that!
With Thanksgiving this week, and our traditional Christmas decorating on Black Friday, we have lots and lots of errands to run to get ready for it all. I've been blessed with three little tinies who love to cook and you better believe I'm going to put them to work! One of the things I've come to embrace during this very new journey of homeschool is that everything becomes apart of learning for us. Cooking includes math and real life application. Now that we're immersed in homeschool, I'm realizing just how many opportunities there are in a day to teach my children- too many to count!
On a different note, I read a wonderful post, this morning, from Life in Grace, titled, My poverty (and yours). I think you should read it too :)

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