River's Edge Urban Academy

Homeschooling 4 kids ages 9, 6, 4 and baby while working as a postpartum nurse and lactation counselor.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

#210
This is my 210th and final post for this blog. Life has been pretty nuts since my last post in early December. Shortly before Christmas my dad who is always really healthy and is only 62, was hospitalized for unexplained anemia (4.5g drop in 2 weeks). We still don't know the cause though the docs continue to work him up. Than in early January my grandma became very ill. My mom flew to Florida to be with her for her last two weeks of life.
Jossy and I flew to Florida in mid-January to attend her funeral. Despite the sad nature of our trip, J and I did enjoy traveling together. It was her first plane ride and trip to Florida and we were able to fit in one day of sight-seeing, since we were in Florida in January! The manatees were especially big with Jossy.
I was only home for 5 days when Ryan and I left for a lovely, lovely trip to Jamaica. It was short, only 5 days, but we loved every second of it. It was very romantic and relaxing and fun. The highlight of the trip for me was hiking up a mountain through a rainforest to the head of river and swimming in the natural pool below the waterfalls. Our guide was a really cool rastafarian guy named Marvin. He had dreadlocks and a gold tooth and was just gorgeous.
So now we are just settling back into our groove. Life is good in general. I do really feel rejuvenated towards parenting and homeschooling after our vacation. I have also been working out regularly since the beginning of the year (when travel, etc allowed) so that has helped too.
The biggest project is getting our house in shape to sell, but it is REALLY hard to get all these dumb projects done. Hopefully by March.
I think I'm done blogging for the moment. I really need to start tracking what we do in a more consistent and thorough, thus probably boring way. As we approach our first year of reporting, I realize how much I need to work on developing that habit in myself. Goodbye for now, anyone who reads this.

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