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Weekly Wrap-up ~ A Break

In our regular life this week…

On Wednesday night, Kyndal's lung broke. Well, excess air was surrounding her lung and built up between her chest wall and lung which caused 40% of her lung to collapse. As there was no apparent reason why this happened, it was called a Spontaneous Pneumothorax. She was admitted into the hospital last night where they inserted a catheter between her ribs, removed the excess air, and gave her oxygen to get her lung to re-inflate. We spent the night in the hospital for observation and she received an all-clear after her x-ray this morning.

In our homeschool this week…

This week we were wrapping things up in anticipation of our Thanksgiving week OFF! It's BREAK TIME! (Again, the benefits of doing summer school!) We mostly stuck to the basics.

Spelling - We did our first week of homophones in both Spelling and Grammar.

Reading - We didn't get any reading aloud done this week. But the kids continued to read their books.

Writing - Or writing.

Math - We completed Lesson 16 in Math U See.

Handwriting - The kids completed five more lessons in Handwriting Without Tears Cursive Success

Geography - We watched an episode of Liberty's Kids every day. We are on Episode 30 of 40. Almost done!

Extra - This was the last week of the kids' Castles and Cannons Minecraft class. So, they spent the majority of their time finishing up their work, building with their new friends. Brynne is very sad that the class is almost over and that many of her friends are not joining the Holiday class. She will lose access to multiplay with them.

Homeschool Tricks and Tips ...

Spend your last week before a break just wrapping things up so that you can start fresh and new after your break, and so you won't feel behind before you even get started.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

Eli and Brynne are seeing Grandma today while I am at the hospital with Kyndal. Although the circumstances are stinky, they are excited to see Grandma since she has been in Florida for 5 weeks! The only people I have seen this week are doctors and nurses. Brynne is still deep into basketball practice and both her and Eli are enjoying bowling!

A favorite thing this week was…

Snagging the Disney Infinity game for the Xbox 360, for Eli's birthday, for $37 at Walmart's Pre-Black Friday price matching sale. That was the only benefit of Kyndal being in the hospital … I was in the same town as a Walmart when the sale started! It was a savings of $40, which is much-needed with Kyndal's upcoming medical bills.

What's in the kitchen this week ...

I made some soothing homemade vegetable soup and some pumpkin bread.

What we're reading ...

Mom:  I, Saul by Jerry B. Jenkins. It's a good one, so far.

Eli: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney.

Brynne: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney.

Read-aloud: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Things we're working on…

Enjoying a nice Thanksgiving break! We need a break and are really looking forward to this one. I am also one group assignment away from completing my class, and I am relieved it is almost over! Now it's turkey time!

I’m grateful for …

Kyndal's quick recovery and that we get to leave the hospital today.

What's coming up this week ...

Thanksgiving! And, we may be switching our bedroom with Eli's bedroom now that Brynne has moved downstairs with Kyndal. He doesn't need the bigger bedroom anymore. This will require some painting, however, so hopefully we will be able to get it done. Then again, I may want to just sit and do absolutely nothing for a full week!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…


  1. Wow, I had no idea. So glad Kyndal is home and feeling better.


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