Wednesday, February 1, 2012


We got a few things worked out.  My bottom got warmed.  Not as much as either one of us would have liked but it happened.  First he turned my back a nice shade of pink with the floggers, the he moved on to the bath brush and paddles for the lower red cheeks.  Have I mentioned that I HATE the bath brush?  I discovered that I can tell wish flogger is about to hit my skin by the sound of the tails moments before impact.

All of it was not enjoyable for me but then, it isn't supposed to be.  I had to call blue before we got very far into it.  Blue is my safe word for medical.  AKA asthma.  He never knew how bad that one got.  He fell asleep before the worst of it hit.  To his credit, he saw me take meds and thought it was getting better.   I can't remember every having an asthma attack that bad.  probably have but lack of O2 has a way of making me forget things.

 On to other, vanilla topics.  Pooh bear no longer feels like the neglected child.  She now knows what we spend on her lessons every month.  Just for 1 day a week it is about $200.  We didn't calculate in the other 2 days of travel and expenses.  She learned that bratting to get attention is not a good idea!  Bug's reading skills are taking off.  He is doing so much better.  I thought it was a readiness issue.  Looks like I was right!  patting self on the back  I got something right.  No more fighting over times tables either.  He has got them down and good!  Amber is making college plans and doubling up to finish high school.  Flower is still having a hard time.  She does change almost as good as mom does.

Every year about this time, I threaten to put all the kids in public school.  Dragon said I was a few days early. This usually happens the first week in February, not the last week in January!  I have to keep my man on his toes somehow.  Yes?  This is the time of year where school work seems to drag on with no end in sight and progress slows to sloth speed.  One step forward, two steps back.  I

I need days like today.  One where things get done and I didn't have to be a big meany.  One where problems get resolved not screamed at.  All is not right in the world yet.  Too much is still uncertain.  Dragon has dozens of applications filled out and has his resume posted far and wide.  He is applying every where, with the faith that God will put us right where we need to be.  No idea where that might be.

It is late.  Time to snuggle down into Dragons arms.  The warmest spot in the house.  Good night.


  1. Sounds like a lot of ups and downs lately. I find January to be a hard month as far as homeschooling is concerned. Getting back into the groove after the holidays isn't easy and the weather certainly doesn't help. Is it spring yet?

  2. Swings and roundabouts eh! I think all you home-schooling mums are very dedicated....... and brave lol. I seriously take my hat off to you. I'm not sure I could do what you do. I hope everything settles down just the way you want it to soon DR.

    Dee x