Monday, August 04, 2008

One week later

It is extremely difficult for me to believe it was a week ago that I had the abscessed tooth removed. I think I slept away part of last week! :) I'm feeling much better. The area where the tooth used to be located is still tender but I haven't had to take any pain medication since Saturday. It is good to be up and among the living again.

We're in the midst of a heat wave so I was out very early this morning to run a few errands since the air conditioning doesn't work on the car. Before leaving, I gave the flowers on my front porch and deck a good drink of water. Many of them are not taking the heat very well. Although I think it is more so all the rain we've had that has them looking so poorly.

I took some pictures of the hosta's flowers when they were in full bloom, those that are along the back fence line. They need to be divided but they certainly looked beautiful a couple of weeks ago. All the flowers are now gone so it was a good thing I got out there just before the "tooth incident". I haven't uploaded those pictures, yet. I'm waiting to take a few more later in the week.

Once I arrived home, I knew it was deadline time... I had to finish the transcript. I'd already committed by having Christopher take time off of work in the morning so we can turn them in. I spent a couple hours finishing the "By Year" transcript and then had Christopher go over it when he arrived home. He made a few corrections and it took another couple hours to correct the original and then put together a "By Subject" transcript, too. As much as I would have liked to include a list of books read, there wasn't time. This was going to have to be enough.

Christopher had wanted me to include a second year of Latin even though we hadn't finished it. I told him I couldn't do it since his dad and I had to sign off on each transcript. Everything else was completed, even if in homeschool fashion (for instance, we didn't have a formal Health class... we just taught it all in everyday life). By not putting a second year of Latin, he wouldn't qualify for a few scholarships but he eventually saw that being honest was better than scholarships.

I have all kinds of ideas to write about in the next couple of weeks. I'm not certain when I begin two weeks of full time cashiering at the bookstore since I haven't had the phone call with the actual hours. I'm not looking forward to that... long hours and on my feet all day. However, the income every few months is worth it in the long run, especially now. We received a letter that we didn't qualify for any government assistance (as in food stamps or health care). We live in a state where it is very difficult to receive help if you don't have children living at home.

There is no need to fear the future, we just take it once day at a time. I've often wondered what it was like for those people living during WWII. I love to read stories about that era. Every generation has had its' own struggles. I am oh so tired (all that transcript stuff) and if I don't stop now, the remainder of today's post will look not be legible. :)

By the way, the reason this blog was able to come up a few nights ago... I don't have site meter. I used to check my numbers too much so I did away with it.


Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you homeschooled all the way through. Transcripts are a hassle, but good memories must come from all the accomplishements that Christopher had while you educated him.


Kara S. said...

Glad to hear you feel a little better! I feel your heartache about the rejection letter. My husband and I had to fight tooth and nail to get the assistance we were entitled too (food stamps and later his back Medicaid pay). It's almost as if they think if you don't have kids, you don't need help. Also make sure the reasons for your rejection are valid. The first time we were rejected for the invalid reason. Read the specific laws in your state. Our caseworker apparently wasn't the brightest about what qualified or disqualified a family for assistance. I think he began to dread when we walked through his door. My opinion is if they can take my taxes out of my pay, they can give it back to me in assistance. =)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Yay for the week that passed...every day will have you feeling so much better.

Glad that the transcripts are all done, too. Sounds like quite the chore.

What a splendid idea...getting rid of site meter. Maybe I can, too, after a little while longer. ;D

nanatrish said...

It is so wonderful that you are feeling so much better. Thank the Lord! I'm also glad you got your transcripts done. Don't you dread it when you have things like that hanging over your head? Please take care as something like you went through does take a toll and there's no sense in getting back into big activity too soon.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

I also enjoy books set during WWII. Would love any you can recommend.

Have a good day.

Lori in PA

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

So glad you are feeling better!

I like to read books about WWII also. And I firmly believe that those men and women that served....well, what do you say?

America pulled together on the homefront.

There are some really good nonfiction young adult books about WWII and the Holocaust.

Have you read Tom Brokaw's books?

One more and I'll hush...I CANNOT remember the title but there is a nonfiction book about a small community in the midwest that rallied around every troop train going to California. This small town and the surrounding communities had food waiting for each soldier. Great story. I saw the author on television and got my mother the book (which I gently read before I gave it to