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Updates on our homeschooling family with ten children, a handful of chickens, a couple horses, three bunnies, and six cats. Visit our website at PeacefulHome.net


Grocery Spending

Food Only

Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Something grody this way comes

My apologies for being such a blog slacker. Sunday night I had grand intentions of the posts I would write this week, but as school planning took me past the midnight hour, I opted to head to bed. As I did, I heard a "POP" in my right ear. Kind of like when you're on an airplane. Didn't really even think about it.

Monday I woke to start our new week with an earache. As the day progressed, so did the pain. I made an appointment with my GP. Just like my 3-year-old, I had an ear infection. (Actually, she had a double ear infection, but this is my sob story.)

By the time I left his office, the popping was sounding like gunfire, and I kept screaming in the car because it hurt so bad. The commuters all around me must have thought I was seriously into some kind of heavy music.

When Bryan met me in the driveway, I started crying. I'm quite the wimp even though I've birthed 8 blessings. An hour or so later, curled up in my favorite chair, I felt my ear begin to ooze.

As it had last done when I was 12, my eardrum had ruptured. So for the past couple days, I've been lying around letting the "goo" seep from my ear. I can't hear very well (a blessing and a curse) and the ringing is as loud as an airplane tarmac.

I'm starting to feel human again and hope to post soon about much more cheerful things, like my beautiful first-born turning 13.



  1. Bless your heart! Earaches hurt man! That is not wimpy. Emma had one too, so you guys are all in some kind of club. Not one I want to be in for sure. I hope you continue to feel better. I think I'll wait to hear from you about Saturday. While I am dying to see you guys, I am also very understanding if you need to have time with just your crew. Let me know. Hang in there!

  2. That sounds horrific!! I sure hope you are on the mend!!!!

  3. I have never known you to really be a wimp... my guess is it was painful.. sounds painful. I hope you guys are doing better, all of you!