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    How is everyone this "short" week of Labor Day? Have picnics, go to parades, honor those that fought for decent workplace environments?

    I apologize for my temporary absence. Half of it is due to working on house projects (excavating for sidewalks then filling in with sand), and half of it is due to klutziness.

    DH and I went for a nice trail run Monday morning. I caught a root on the trail with my foot and came down hard. Broke a rib and partially collapsed a lung. Not quite sure how I accomplished THAT, but apparently I fall spectacularly. After 24 hours in the hospital, I go back tomorrow to make sure the collapse isn't any bigger. If it is, it's chest tube time. Sometimes trying to stay fit and healthy just isn't worth it......

    I hope you all had much less painful days!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Oh wow!!! I hope you are feeling better FAST!!

    I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's... and I will say I was sad to give up gluten and dairy... BUT not sad to change my runs to walks Carol I hope you get good news tomorrow and no chest tube is needed.
    Elizabeth

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    OUCH, Carol! What a bummer! Heal quickly and fingers crossed for no chest tube - do keep us posted.

    Let's see. . . we are 100% full school now. Science class, American Sign Language, swim, and Hebrew school have all started.

    I'm trying to be kind to myself as the dust settles. It's still a bit of controlled chaos in my brain, trying to keep all the balls in the air, but it is getting easier / better. I could use a little self-care though, as shown by my 2 inch gray roots - yikes - haha!
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    I'm sorry to hear about the accident, inmom. Hope you feel better soon. Something similar happened to me. I was just having a light run when my foot got caught on the edge of a sidewalk that was lifted up by a tree root. Boom. I was down and got pretty bruised up. I still have mark on my shoulder from it and it's been over six years.

    We had a nice Labor Day weekend, went hiking in the Cleveland National Forest in 103 degree heat and then cooled off with a walk around the tide pools at Dana Point. For the rest of the weekend, I cleaned up my future sewing room and DH and DS cleaned out their garage workshop.

    We're going to be checking out two 4-H clubs and possibly a homeschool group this month.
    Homeschooling an only, DS10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Mom View Post
    I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's... and I will say I was sad to give up gluten and dairy... BUT not sad to change my runs to walks Carol I hope you get good news tomorrow and no chest tube is needed.
    Hope your treatment goes well for this!
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    We are all feeling very end of term and over winter-ish. Two more weeks and then we get a 2-week break from school and the weather should be more spring-like.

    DD11 had her ballet exam this week, which she came out of very happy (felt she had danced her best and had fun), so that was great. She has her selection workshop next week for the one day school.

    DD6 is in a tired, grumpy phase from school.

    I am just super tired. I think I am lacking in B vitamins so have ordered a supplement. We eat eggs and our non-dairy milk is fortified with B vitamins and I use fortified nutritional yeast as a seasoning a lot, but I don't think we are getting enough. I started getting little numb areas on the ends of some my fingertips recently. If the supplement does not clear it up, I will go to the doctor.
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    Thanks everyone. I'm feeling a lot better today than when I came home (I can dress myself w/o wincing!!), so I'm hoping the doc will just send me back home after my appt.

    ColoradoMom, I hope the diagnosis will allow you to make the changes you need to feel better!

    RTB, I remember those chaotic homeschool teen years well, where you feel all you do is prep, plan, record, and DRIVE EVERYWHERE. It will get better...I promise!

    NZ_Mama, I hope the change in weather brings better moods for you all.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    It's all good--no surgery. Rib and lung are healing. I'm to "take it easy" for a month and if I feel fine then, I can go back to my normal activities.

    Time to go putz around the pool with a kickboard.....
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Quote Originally Posted by inmom View Post
    It's all good--no surgery. Rib and lung are healing. I'm to "take it easy" for a month and if I feel fine then, I can go back to my normal activities.
    Glad to hear. I imagine it is still rather painful though. I had a bad cough/lung infection a while back and I got a really sharp pain in my ribs every time I breathed in. So I imagine yours is much worse than that. Hope you have some good books or projects to work on to keep you entertained.
    New Zealand-based. DD 11 (year 6 [NZ system]) homeschooled, and DD 6 (year 1 [NZ system]) who is currently trying out public school.

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    Roll Call, 9/4
    Glad to hear your lung will be okay, Inmom!

    Ive been busy trying to get schoolwork going around here.
    The cat is helping, at least. For a certain definition of “helping”.
    Oh, I love homeschooling moments like this.

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    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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