Good morning! Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Coffee Share! It’s pretty chilly here and the skies are gloomy at the moment. Weather Guy says that will change this afternoon but who knows?!
It’s just eight here but I’ve been awake for several hours. Yesterday was an “okay but not” day. I was in a lot of pain (back pain) but was able to rest and find comfy positions. I had Anderson here all day. In fact, he spent the night on Thursday. It was low key. He watched his favorite Minecraft videos on YouTube for a while then we did some reading and some math. I am really excited to see the progress he is making with the reading. He’s beginning to decode words on his own and I can tell when he reads aloud that he is really proud of himself for reading! Yay! Math is fine. He’s in first grade but we do second grade math. We started multiplication and he’s catching on fine. He’s got his times tables learned up to the threes. I’m hoping to move him along to the fives but the end of next week. Well, next week is Spring break but because it will be very wet and soggy and because he missed a couple of days this past week, I think we’re going to try to do school for a couple of days, at least.
I managed to get an appointment at the free clinic! It’s on Tuesday afternoon. I’m very hopeful that this will be the beginning of a positive shift, health-wise. I really think the key is the diabetes. Once that is under control, it will be easier to see which symptoms stick around and what they might indicate.
There is a dad in one of my FB free/trade groups whose fifteen year old son was just diagnosed with Stage 2 Osteosarcoma a few days ago. He begins chemo on Monday then when chemo is done, he will be getting a total knee replacement followed by another round of chemo. His dad is, understandably, in shock. There are three other children, all younger, in the home so that leaves the mom and dad pretty busy. It has put me into the helping mode and I am going through the Internet to find them some local resources that might be able to help, financially and psychologically. So my mind is focused on something specific right now and that helps with my depression. I hope it helps this family, too. If you are a “prayer person,” consider sending up some prayers for Corey and his family. This has got to be a very scary thing for a fifteen year old.
I think that’s about it here. I’m not reading these days, although I am thinking of keeping the TV off so that I can do some reading. For so long I didn’t watch any TV except one show, but read a lot. I want to go back to that.
Tell me what is new with you! Just don’t tell me you have good weather. I’m not sure I can handle that! 🙂
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