Over the past month we've accepted every social event that interested Amber, even if we felt it might cause a sick day or two afterwards. These fun times, along with the regularly scheduled medical appointments and therapy, have resulted in a greatly reduced amount of regular school time. We do still feel the academics are extremely important for Amber, yet she needs a life that doesn't revolve around her limitations and illness. We also know as Winter nears the likelihood of Amber being healthy enough to attend activities diminishes.
Our outside activities this week were:
- Weekend cousin visit - With church and Sunday school on the weekend as well, the accumulated exhaustion resulted in a very rough Monday morning (umm. actually, she wasn't showered and ready until the morning was over).
- Physical Therapy, immediately followed by another doctor's appointment - in the end, the drive and time spent in appointments cost us all of Monday afternoon.
- A heart stress test for me - Amber spent the morning worried and most of the afternoon at her grandmother's. (My stress test came back perfect, so no worries.)
- Flute lesson
- Middle School Youth group night at church - which meant resting for several hours before dinner in order to go.
- Homeschool co-op - which takes an entire day.
- Teen group (homeschool) mini-golf - but we picked up friends, went out to lunch, played mini-golf, went for ice-cream, then returned the friends home. So, an entire fun day as well.
|Middle school youth group night - waiting for the fun to start and being goofy. She was in a great mood.|
Amber even took her poetry assignments in the car with her on several occasions, which allowed us more time at home for discussion. Look for the review of this curriculum coming up next week, but I will say it has fit perfectly into our planned literature outline.
|Poetry & knitting - actually at home!|
A little wave for Mom (she caught me photographing from afar) and a lonely kitty who missed us being home.
Happy Weekend! (and Autumn weather is finally here)