This week has been crazy. It’s amazing how wonderful a week can start and then just go downhill. Yeah, it was one of those weeks.
Monday was Literacy Day at the state parks in Florida. All we had to do was show our library cards (or donate a book) in exchange for a free admission. It was a great reminder to return some books that were (ahem) a little late already. We almost didn’t go because the weather reports kept calling for thunderstorms. By lunchtime, the storms had passed and after being sick all weekend (migraine then food poisoning), I had a bad case of cabin fever and just had to get out.
We loaded up the car and headed to one of the closest state parks – Homosassa Springs. We had been there before but it’s been a long time and Jeremiah didn’t remember it at all. Because of the delay waiting for the weather, we just missed riding the boat. As in less than five minutes!! Oh well.
I’ll end up writing another post dedicated just to the field trip but overall it was very enjoyable and the boys had a lot of fun. There were more animals than I remembered but less than zoos. The manatees are the primary focus here and they were being very friendly that day.
Our local homeschool support group had a back-to-school picnic on Tuesday but since did a field trip on Monday, I opted to skip this one and do schoolwork.
Wednesday and Thursday were pretty uneventful. I was trying to let my son sleep uninterrupted to find his natural sleep rhythm. That’s a whole ‘nother story too. We were supposed to go to a specialist in Orlando Friday for an evaluation of some issues but once again, the insurance company, primary care and specialist office couldn’t make it happen. And so it’s be rescheduled. Again. It was a very trying day. I completely lost my cool. Yelled. Cried. All. Day. Long. And in the end, right when I thought things would work out….my car started pouring transmission fluid.
I ended up going to my room, crawling under the covers and just stayed there. For a few hours. It was horrible. I still might just give up and take him to the emergency room if this red tape cannot be conquered.
And we missed our first co-op meeting because I was having to deal with all that mess.
At least Monday starts a new week. Fresh beginnings. And I can go one whole week without having to deal with any doctors’ offices!
Oh wait…I have an appointment at the end of the week. You know, an appointment I made when I could barely walk on my foot about six weeks ago and this was the first appointment I could get? Ugh. And now, thankfully, my foot is fine.
Oh, and that Friday – we did absolutely no schoolwork. I took a mental health day. That’s the benefit of homeschooling. Sometimes we just have to have those.