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This week we did something that I have been putting off for at least two years. Well, hang on. That’s not entirely true. It was just the biggest step of what we had been putting off.
In January, we finally took Noah into the orthodontist, which is what we had been putting off for two years. While I was cringing about the money, I was mostly cringing about how he would handle it.
In February, he was sent to have five teeth removed (one baby tooth, four permanent). He did amazingly well with this.
And finally, this week – it was the big moment. Except it was actually two different appointments. He had impressions on Monday, which he hated. But, he still did a great job. They also took the time to show him everything they were going to be doing two days later to put on the braces.
On Wednesday, he finally got the braces. He did a great job, even though he didn’t like some of it. I was able to sit with him and held his foot. (Hey – a Mom has to be creative sometimes.)
His mouth is still sore, but I’m hoping that he has relief soon.
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We finally went and bought our cooler weather crops for the garden. Yeah, you know the ones that we could have planted in March, and probably should have definitely had in by April? Yep, those are the ones. (Plus we also bought our tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and cucumbers, and we’ll get those in the garden next week.)
My most super exciting part of the planting?
It was that we finally actually emptied out both of our compost bins and added all of the dark, rich compost to the garden beds. We’ve been using them for a few years, and have just put off ever emptying them. It was pretty amazing to look at all of that rich soil and know that it had been things like banana peels, apple cores, and toilet paper tubes.
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Do you have friends, neighbors, or family that tend to borrow things from you, especially when it comes to ingredients? I’m the go-to person when a couple of my neighbors need an ingredient in a pinch.
Today, I had what I have decided is the funniest one though, and it came from my Mom. She called to ask for powdered sugar. Not so funny, of course, but it was when she told me she needed a pound of it that I was amused. I’m used to something like a cup of something, not so much a pound. (Family is allowed to do that though, huh?)
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Other places you can find me writing this week…
Baby Supply Box at The Happy Housewife
Homeschool Mother’s Journal: May 10, 2012 at iHomeschool Network
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My most poignant moment of the week…
We found out that my niece, who is a senior in high school, has just passed her written and physical tests to join the Air Force. I read that she had passed all the tests on Facebook and told the kids.
Molly looked perturbed and said, “Oh…”
I told her that it was exciting and that this was what G. wanted to do.
And that was the moment when my seven year old with big eyes cautiously looked up at me and changed her voice to an extremely quiet whisper before saying, “But I don’t want her to die.”
It took my breath away for a moment. I hugged Molly and agreed with her that it could be dangerous. (I didn’t want to lie.) But, I told her that I thought that G. would be fine, and that we could pray for her to be safe every day once she leaves home.
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That was a downer to share, wasn’t it? I’m sorry. I’ll share something entirely more fun and happy.
The kids were thrilled that we finally managed to go to Starbucks between 3 – 5 pm for their current special of half-priced frappuccinos. (It lasts through May 13th, so go visit if you haven’t already. Or, you know, even if you have.)
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I was surprised tonight to get all teary-eyed while watching The Big Bang Theory. It wasn’t until some of the last moments of the episode, and I won’t get into the exact details in case someone has it on DVR or the like, but that moment with Sheldon and Amy at the end — I had to blink back tears.
I’m not sure if it’s just because I was touched by what happened or if it’s because I can see some of those Sheldon-esque characteristics in Noah (with Autism) and it just gave me a hopeful feeling, even if Noah is not really like Sheldon enough that it should be a thing that should have caused me to feel hope. It just did anyway.
Did you watch the episode? (What did you think?)