End of the Week

weaving lap loom textile art

This week has been one for the books and I think it’s safe to say all of us here are thankful it’s the weekend. We had planned to put school off until my foot was healed but since that is taking longer than expected, I decided to begin my oldest’s seventh grade year on Monday. Things were going fine until we couldn’t track down two school books I purchased a couple of months ago. Our school day quickly turned upside down as we organized our nightmare book closet and eventually found the two vintage editions we needed for our lessons. On top of that, the baby of the family came down with croup and as a result was cranky most of the day.

Later that night, Pip was struggling to breath due to his swollen airways. He would gasp in for air with a wheezing sound then wait ten or so seconds before taking another breath, all while looking at me in worry. Philip decided to take him to the ER where they gave him a steroid to open up his airways and almost immediately his breathing began to normalize. After a long wait to confirm it was only croup, as is the style of our hospital, the Philips made it back home around three in the morning. Philip ended up taking a sick day off work on Tuesday and we slept in until 9:30.

Besides cuddling with Philip and working with Elijah on school lessons, I’ve been trying to keep up on making things since I genuinely enjoy creating and working on projects. I ran out of spoon blanks to carve and am unable to make anymore so I’ve turned my attention to woven arts. I’m using my daughter’s weaving loom that she received for her fifth birthday and although I have a lot to learn, I enjoy the simplicity of it. This book looks like a great resource for learning the ropes.

My birthday is coming up and I have this on my wish-list. I could see it migrating around our home throughout the week as it would most likely be used daily.

On a final note. I recently discovered that coffee has a negative impact on my stress levels, so I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to slow it down. For years (except during Pip’s pregnancy) I’ve enjoyed at least two cups of coffee in the morning and an afternoon cup of iced coffee, but those days may be nearing the end. First, I’m going to try to cut back the amount I drink but depending on how that works out, I may need to cut it out entirely. Eek! Has anyone else kicked their coffee habit? How did you handle it?

Now on a final final note, this article explains why roly polies aren’t what we thought they were and now I feel as though my whole childhood was a lie. And with that, have a good weekend!


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  1. Lisa says: Reply

    What a week! I thought mine was crazy but you might have me beat this time. My kids have asthma so I feel you on the ER visit. Hope he’s doing better now. It’s especially tough when they are so little.

    1. Thanks! It is tough, as I’m sure you know.

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