After eight weeks of not having a full week of school due to snow days, planned days off and the holidays - I won't lie, I was exhausted by the time Friday rolled around. I was so glad when Greg got a call just before he got to the Canadian border saying his out of town trip was delayed a day. I texted my mom saying - sorry, it looks like Greg is going to be able to use his ticket after all.
I had surprised the family with Globetrotter tickets on Christmas morning. It was a fun surprise and a rare family night out. LOTS of laughs.
Too Tall is Wendy's favorite.
Good times. This was my third time seeing the Globetrotters, but everyone else's first. I had as much fun watching my family as I did the show.
We got home just before ten, and Brian and I headed straight to bed as we had to be in Swartz Creek at 6:45 am this morning - a 45 minute drive away. This was an optional event, but I'm glad we signed up for it since he missed his first event due to the bug he'd caught. He did well for his first event, and he loved it.
Since it was optional, this isn't everyone but together they are archers from both middle schools and the high school. This is the first year our district is offering archery. The hope and plan for next year is to get teams in all the elementary schools. Super excited.
- On Monday I brought Mark to the doctor directly from school. "Mom, I think a bug got in my shirt and is biting me because I'm itchy everywhere". One peek down his shirt learned me that he was covered in hives. He actually had them from his neck to his toes. No idea what from. The doctor thought it could be an allergic reaction and it could be a one and done thing. He now has an EpiPen. During this week I've learned of a coworker whose son had the same thing and the hives have been coming and going for weeks. Further research revealed that it could be a symptom of the flu or strep. It's the only symptom. Crazy. Benedryl cleared up the hives within 30 minutes. He's nearly done with a steroid script.
I stayed at school the full day all week. Just in case.
- There were more than a few kids out in the kindergarten class that I spend most of my time in. If I make it through this year with perfect attendance, it'll be nothing short of a miracle.
- Wendy came in the house last weekend all super excited about a new jacket she'd bought.
The minute I saw it, I told her to go look in the front hall closet. I have nearly the exact same mustard yellow denim style jacket.
We can TWIN I said excitedly!!
Brian suggested we get one for grandma too.
She likes her jacket just a tiny bit less than she did.
- We're expecting a good dose of snow between now and tomorrow night. Enough that I brought my snowshoes home from work, hoping there is enough for a walk through the woods tomorrow afternoon.
- But not so much that Greg has a tough drive home from Canada.
- My hopes are so often contradictory.