Journal: A Wedding, Beatersville and Ember Days

the feast

the feast

I had the perfect school week planned out. Naturally, the days did not work out as expected. Sparkles came down with a nasty illness on Tuesday and still does not feel well this evening. Just as we thought she was getting better, down she would go again. Sparkles has managed to keep food and liquids down only a couple of the past six days. Sometimes she seems to feel just fine so long as she skips most foods. Right now she can tolerate bananas and those full meal drinks.

cuties

cuties

By Friday we thought Sparkles should see a doctor. Something is going on. One doctor said their earliest appointment was in July and another practice refused to see her until they had her immunization record in hand. Seriously? There was a time when people who practiced medicine actually gave a damn. Frustrating! I reached out to the local homeschooling community and neighbors asking for doctor references. No one I spoke too receives medical care in this town. Isn’t that crazy?! Hopefully, I’ll get Sparkles into a physician’s office this week in another town.

the happy couple

the happy couple

This week we replaced our poetry tea time with our Medieval Ember Day feast. The recipes we tried were very tasty and most likely the healthiest food we’ve eaten in a long time!!! Sparkles came downstairs to look at the feast and sample some pottage before going back to bed. Our school week was a little slow without Sparkles. I worked on some lesson planning for July and with Littlest on his reading lessons.

The weekend was busy. We drove to western Kentucky for our sweet niece’s wedding. Sparkles made the trip okay but I worried

Littlest asleep at the wedding

Littlest asleep at the wedding

about her constantly. She and Littlest rested on me during the wedding ceremony. The next day we went to Louisville for Beatersville. Always fun to look at the cars and it is a great event for people watching. They moved the venue to a new location and it just wasn’t the same. The industrial section of a large city just doesn’t have the same vibe and many of our favorite cars were not at this year’s event. Boo-hoo…

I spent today putting out flowers in the yard. My husband pulled out his smoker and made smoked meatloaf and garlic. He even

Beatersville

Beatersville

wove one of the loaves in bacon. Yum!!! It was so delicious as lunch we’re having it again for dinner.

This week begins our summer session of school. The kids are working through lessons from ArtAchieve, Composition and Poetry from Blackbird and Company and math. Maybe we’ll toss in a science experiment or two. All of the neighborhood kids are on summer break so I thought shorter school days would be best until late July. Our read-alouds will be based on Kentucky history for now…well, and Les Miserables. Hopefully, Sparkles will feel well enough for school this week.

Linking up with: Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

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9 thoughts on “Journal: A Wedding, Beatersville and Ember Days

    1. I’ll pray that the doctors use wisdom in figuring this out. Keep protecting that sweet girl of yours and demanding answers. I’ll be asking for prayer at our Bible Study tomorrow night. Our congregation has suffered several mystery stomach illnesses like this with their children and grandchildren too. We’ve got a church of prayers! God is Faithful and I’m praying without ceasing for you my friend,

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  1. We have had a flu that we just can’t shake…maybe she has that. Is it a comment on the quality of medical care in your area that no one goes to them? We have to travel about 45 minutes from our house to get decent medical care. Ember day celebration is a great idea. The wedding looks beautiful.

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